My client are a highly regarded Legal 500 firm serving a wide range of commercial and private clients across London and the surrounding counties. They have a strong and long established history in housing law and have acted for social landlords for over 30 years on a full range of housing management issues.
Their highly successful specialist housing litigation department is now looking to recruit an Assistant Head of Housing to assist the Head of Housing with the management and growth of the team. The housing department has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and is currently undergoing exponential growth.
This is a great opportunity for an individual already in a Senior position, with proven specialist social housing and landlord & tenant litigation knowledge and experience and strong business development skills to help grow and manage an established team. They want to invest in a successful and committed candidate who is seeking the next step up the career ladder and has the ambition to progress through to partnership.Duties/Responsibilities:
- Supporting the Head of Housing with all duties relating to the management of the team, * Managing own caseload using our case management system, * Providing specialist advice on complex matters, * Maintaining and building upon existing excellent client relationships, * Adhering to client service level agreements and assisting with client contracts, * Generating ideas & developing strategies to grow the department, * Engaging in relevant business development activities & marketing of the department * Networking for both the department & the firm - outside of working hours, if needed, * Actively work towards securing new clients, * Delivering training to existing & prospective clients , * Consistently meeting financial targets both in terms of time and billing * Assisting with managing the department's budget, * Training and supervising team members, undertaking file reviews & appraisals, * Deputising in the Head of Housing's absence.
- Excellent leadership and managerial skills, * Strong technical skills and knowledge, * Demonstrate a high degree of business acumen, * Possess excellent problem solving, organisational and verbal/written communication skills, * Competent at using a case management system, * Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and targets, * Fully IT literate, * Qualified solicitor or legal executive with at least 5 years' relevant experience.
Offering a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and a collegiate, hybrid working environment.
If you are looking for a new challenge within property litigation apply today or get in touch with Emma at Antony James Recruitment for a private and confidential conversation.