Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
The pace of change within the London Borough of Southwark in the past few years has been remarkable. The Borough is extremely diverse both by way of population and geography as it fronts to a significant stretch of the River Thames from near to Waterloo Bridge to Greenland Dock in the east and stretches to the south through Camberwell and Peckham to beyond Dulwich.
These are exciting times for the London Borough of Southwark with many developments taking place along the River Thames, at the Council estates at Elephant and Castle, at the former Surrey Docks at Canada Water and through to Peckham and Camberwell.
We now have a vacancy for a Legal Assistant. Working closely with our planning and property lawyers, you will have the opportunity to work on some landmark regeneration schemes (which have in the past few years included five CPO inquiries), highways agreements and enforcement matters. The property work will involve title investigation and a range of landlord and tenant issues such as granting new commercial leases, lease renewals, deeds of variation, deeds of surrender, licences and rent reviews.
You will have experience of working in a legal environment in the UK and will have either a law degree or equivalent.
This is a full-time permanent role.
The role is based at the Council’s offices at Tooley Street which is a very short distance from City Hall and Tower Bridge.
If you would enjoy the challenge of working for a highly progressive Borough in the heart of London then please apply online expressing your interest and showing how you are able to meet the criteria set out in the job specification.
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Closing date: 11:59pm, 19th May 2022.
Interview date: Week commencing 7th June 2022.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.