Housing Litigation Lawyer at Brighton & Hove City Council




Housing Litigation Lawyer


Looking for fresh horizons for the New Year? Come and join our national award winning, LEXCEL accredited legal service, situated in the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove!

We are looking for a housing litigation lawyer to join our friendly and experienced Litigation & Housing Team and help us build an excellent responsive service for our housing disrepair work.

Salary range up to £48,474 PLUS £8,0000 market supplement, together with generous annual leave entitlement, local government pension scheme, and flexible working arrangements including hybrid, enabling some working from home.

Closing Date – Apply by 28/01/2024

Interview Dates: Week commencing 5th February 2024

Two positions available


You will advise housing disrepair cases but be willing to apply your skills to other forms of housing litigation. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and work closely in a supportive team with experienced colleagues and clients to address this growing area of law.

Are you the one? Local authority experience is a bonus, but not essential.

What should you do next?  Follow the link, and natasha.watson@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you would like to discuss the role further.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.


Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)


Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it’s what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.


£37336 – £48474 plus £8,000 per annum market supplement






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