Vacancy details

Graduate Placement for Legal Services

Reference W104/22
Location Wakefield District – Hybrid working
Salary £20,542
Closing Date 15 July 2022
Contact Des Johnson, Organisational Development Service Manager on 07443419401 & Kate Radovanovic, Training Operations Manager on 0781 490 8011
Notes Up to 37 hours per week for up to 1 year

What you’ll be doing:

The role of WDH Graduate Placement role in Organisational Development offers an exciting and unique opportunity to gain insight and be involved in delivering continuous improvement across WDH.

The role would be within the Legal Team assisting in the delivery of legal services for the organisation.

Within the Litigation team, the role will include assisting Legal Officers with legal cases particularly in the areas of possession, injunctions and disrepair. The role will help achieve the objective of WDH being a partner of choice to create better places to live. You will also assist the Litigation team in helping ensure the safety of properties and compliance with relevant legislation/regulations. Furthermore, the role will assist in achieving the objective of WDH proactively managing our estates to improve the quality and safety of our neighbourhoods by tackling nuisance & anti-social behaviour through possession and injunction action in court.

Within the Contracts team, the role will include assisting the Contracts Lawyer with providing a full range of legal support particularly in relation to procurement, contracts, commercial, company law and other related matters.

You will work alongside a mentor in each team and relevant training and development will be provided.

The role will start in September 2022 and finish at the end of June 2023.

What we’re looking for:

To join a forward thinking housing association with a passion to deliver its vision of ‘creating confident communities’ we’re looking for someone with:

  • a great attitude, who can demonstrate our DNA of Determination, Nous and Attitude;
  • a keen interest in law; and
  • ideally someone with or working towards a legal degree.

For more details on what we’re looking for in this role, download the job description.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Des Johnson, Organisational Development Service Manager on 07443419401 & Kate Radovanovic, Training Operations Manager on 0781 490 8011.

As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays and Annual Leave Purchase Scheme;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (15.7% employer contribution); and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

Our WorkSmart approach gives you the opportunity to flex where and when you work, as long it fits in with your role and needs of our business.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

About us:

Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Our vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. We go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services. We innovate, create and regenerate. To find out more, visit our about us page.