Paralegal Social Housing

Full Time, Contract Startford-Uupon-Avon £18,000 per annum Ref No: IPRS5163

Our client has a vacancy for a paralegal to join their Social Housing Sales team, part of the firm’s Real Estate group. This is a one year fixed term contract.
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.
The role will also provide technical support to the team including lease extensions and dealing with site set ups. Candidates will receive additional training from senior members of the team
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
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
Key competencies you will need:
• strong IT skills
• 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

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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