Paralegal - Commercial Property

£18000 - £18000

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced Paralegal on behalf of a professional and long established law firm as they require support to their vibrant Social Housing Sales team based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The role is to work with the team to provide a high quality legal service to Housing Association clients, dealing with a variety of sale transactions including shared ownership, ‘right to buy’, ‘Surrender’ and Plot Sales’ Transactions.

This opportunity will be offered on a 12-month fixed term basis.

Your key duties will be:

  • providing paralegal and administrative support to a large team
  • dealing with Housing Association clients in a professional manner and maintaining close contact
  • liaising regularly with Housing Associations, and providing regular updates within specific timeframes on progress with plot sales
  • handling own caseload
  • handling queries and enquiries efficiently
  • providing technical support to the team
  • maintaining good file management
  • working to strict deadlines
  • participating in group and team meetings in a positive and proactive manner

Key skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of 12 months’ practical experience of social housing conveyancing work
  • previous responsibility for dealing with shared ownership, ‘right to buy’, ‘Surrender’ and Plot Sales Transactions
  • strong IT skills

Key competencies you will need:

  • a high degree of initiative and an ability to cope in a demanding environment
  • to be tidy, well organised and motivated
  • to be able to self-manage and take ownership of problems
  • the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and others
  • good communication skills with the confidence to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients
  • the ability to produce a high standard of work, sometimes under pressure, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail

About you – you will be:

  • highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership
Additional information

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted.