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Title:  Legal Officer - Conveyancing


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Governance and Legal Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  180264

Sanctuary is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Legal Officer – Conveyancing


Worcester based with a balance of home and office working


£29,227 per year


35 hours per week


Temporary position for up to 12 months


We are looking for 2 Legal Officers – Conveyancing to join our legal services team based at Head Office. Working within a team of 5, the team are responsible for the conveyancing transactions for the Group’s shared ownership portfolio and new plot sales. As a Legal Officer you will be responsible for progressing your own caseload of legal transactions which will include staircasing transactions, lease extensions, surrender and re-grants, licence to assign and plot sales. We are looking for a proactive individual, who has experience in conveyancing and can handle their own caseload.


The role of Legal Officer – Conveyancing will include:

  • Delivering high quality legal services, including the provision of accurate and timely legal advice and support on legal transactions
  • Undertaking any re-sale and plot sale transactions that fall under the Conveyancing team
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations to ensure the management and protection of asset values and legal interests
  • Providing accurate and timely legal advice and information to all stakeholders
  • Using accurate recording and reporting methods to keep data up to date and accessible to those who need to access it


Skills and experiences:

  • GCILEX or CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) Level 6
  • Proven ability to work on Conveyancing transactions
  • Plots Sales experience would be an advantage
  • Experience working in a legal role
  • Working knowledge of property law, and current best practice
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines and prioritising work loads
  • Knowledge of asset management software, preferably SAP
  • Experienced user in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays (pro rata)
  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • £29,227 per annum


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Closing Date: 10 July 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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