Solicitor (Property) / Senior Legal Officer

Birmingham, West Midlands
£51,855 to £56,364 per annum
May 27, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 14, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Solicitor (Property) / Senior Legal Officer
Legal Services and Compliance

Location: Joseph Priestley Building

Salary: £51,855 to £56,364 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 14 June 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 052020-185

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful in-house legal team at Birmingham City University as a Property Solicitor (Estates and Facilities). The role offers an opportunity to add value to the University and operate as an integrated member of the University community.

Reporting to the Head of Legal Services, you will provide support and assistance to the legal department with the provision of a full legal service and be primarily responsible for the provision of day to day legal advice with a focus on property law matters. 

As the in-house Property role is a new role at the University, the postholder will be in a unique position to lay the foundations for successful in-house service provision to the University for years to come. This role is key to the legal provision at Birmingham City University.

You should be a qualified solicitor with a practicing certificate in the UK and significant post qualification experience. You must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of delivering property law advice. 

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. 

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Should you be interested in this role, but unsure of the requirements or what it will involve, an informal discussion is welcomed please contact 0121 202 2900.

As part of your application, please upload a CV and Cover Letter. You are advised, where possible, to remove personal details from your CV and Cover Letter such as your name, to ensure a fair and transparent process.