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Litigation Assistant

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Loxley House , Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:14 July 2019 at midnight 

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We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. 

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 

Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free! 

Nottingham City Council offers all employees the following benefits:

  • Pay - We are committed to equal pay for work of equal value. Job evaluations, consistent salary levels and clear pay structures are all in place to ensure we provide this. We have also introduced the Living Wage for our lowest paid employees
  • Pension - up to 18% employer contribution
  • Annual Leave - between 25 to 32 days dependent on grade and length of service
  • Flexible Working - to support all employees in achieving a better work life balance
  • Our Award Winning 'Works Perks' scheme includes:
    • Holiday Plus
    • Cycle Plus
    • Childcare Plus
    • My Time
    • Discounted Travel Schemes
The Role 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, hard working and experienced individual to join our busy Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.  The role is for maternity cover and will be for a fixed term of 12 months. We are centrally located in Nottingham, close to the local Courts and within easy reach of all transport links in and out of the city.

Working in a very busy multi-disciplinary team you will have responsibility for your own caseload, but you will be expected to provide full support for Lawyers whose focus is predominantly on Housing work. This work includes applying for injunctions, issuing possession cases, advising on homelessness and dealing with various aspects of anti-social behaviour.  Some of these matters may be both politically and financially sensitive.  In conjunction with the team and the relevant stakeholders, it will be your job to represent the Council appropriately in relation to the above matters. There may also be a degree of advocacy work required and the opportunity to provide legal advice/support in respect of other areas of the team's work. 


  • The ability to work well as part of a team.                           
  • The ability to work on own personal initiative and with minimum supervision, including having a pro-active approach to work.                  
  • A basic understanding of word processing and database programmes.                         
  • Good oral communication skills and in particular the ability to deliver oral reports and submissions.

Fixed term for 12 MONTHS (maternity cover).

The salary is £19,171. 
For further details relating to the role, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down this page.

For any informal enquiries please contact Majid Iqbal, Tel: 0115 876 4428, email:

Useful information for Applicants

It is proposed that interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th July. 

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

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