Team Leader - Legal for Lettings

  • Job Reference: 215430
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Legal for Lettings
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Flexi Time
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Legal for Lettings is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in Landlord and Tenant Law. Our mission is to provide market-leading legal services to Landlords, while fostering a supportive and innovative work environment. We believe in delivering quality over quantity and are passionate about disrupting traditional legal practices to better serve our clients.

Role Overview

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Team Leader to join our team in Lincoln. This pivotal role involves leading and motivating a team of legal professionals to ensure they deliver exceptional service to our clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing teams within a regulated environment, preferably in a private practice solicitors’ firm, with expertise in Landlord and Tenant Law being highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leadership and Team Management: Lead a team of 10-15 direct reports, including Legal Support Assistants, Paralegals, and Senior Paralegals. Ensure the team remains motivated, meets operational requirements, and adheres to HR policies and procedures.
  • Operational Oversight: Assist the Head of Department with the renewal of regulatory licenses and insurances, monitor stock and stationery levels, and manage team facilities.
  • Client and Relationship Management: Serve as a key point of contact for the team, build strong commercial relationships with clients, and resolve escalated client complaints effectively.
  • Marketing and Brand Development: Support marketing and brand awareness initiatives by attending conferences and industry events and contributing to building the firm's brand in the open market.
  • Case Management: Promote excellent case management practices, oversee central diaries, and ensure proper handling of team files.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Assist in maintaining compliance with relevant legal and regulatory standards.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • At least 12 months of experience as a people leader, with 3+ years being advantageous.
  • Experience in a regulated environment, ideally within a private practice solicitors’ firm.
  • Qualified Solicitor or Fellow of CILEX preferred.
  • Expertise in Landlord and Tenant Law is highly advantageous.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively to find solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven track record of managing and developing high-performing teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple demanding deadlines effectively.

What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary ranging from £30,000 to £40,000 per annum.
  • 26 days of annual leave plus UK bank holidays.
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on company performance.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
  • Support for CPD and professional qualifications, and in-house competency training in Civil Litigation.
  • Various employee discounts across our group companies.
  • Access to an employee assistance program.
  • A supportive and inclusive company culture that encourages personal growth and values attention to detail and common sense.

Work Environment:
  • Office-based role at our Lincoln office, with the potential to transition to a hybrid working model after successfully passing a probationary period.
  • Standard office hours: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply online and submit a CV along with a covering letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the role.

Further information

 As well as a competitive salary we offer the following benefits -
  • Competitive holiday allowance with the annual option to buy additional days 
  • Death in Service benefit of x4 salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave packages
  • A flexible benefits package which allows you to add additional benefits to your overall package
  • Our benefits portal offers discounts on technology & electronics, cinemas, restaurants, days out, mortgage advice, travel and many more
  • Referral schemes 
  • Discounted rates on PIB products
  • We offer a first-class employee benefits and welfare package to support our employees with financial management, cycle to work scheme, counselling support, health screening, will writing, menopause support, books, stopping smoking and much more
  • If supporting the local community, engaging with charities and having the opportunity to ‘give something back’ interests you, you have the opportunity to take an extra day to support this with a Volunteering day.
  • We also offer a wide range of discounts including a kids pass – giving you discount to over 4500 attractions and activities, discounts at hairdressers and beauticians, climate change projects with lots of other options to choose
  • PIB has a comprehensive learning & development framework, including professional study options and apprenticeships which are available to all employees, and which will support your career development
We are proud of our success and growth and have been recognised for many industry awards across our business.  If you wish to work for a company that truly puts people at the heart of their organisation, then we would love to hear from you.  PIB operates a flexible working policy, and our management teams will talk to you about how that would meet both your flexible working needs and those of the business and role you are applying for. We would love to hear from you if you want to hear more about opportunities in PIB. 
We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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