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Head of Legal Services – Communities Radius Housing

  • Closing Date: 15 April 2024
  • Location: Holywood
  • Salary: £53,630 (SP45) to £59,214 (SP50) per annum
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 37
  • Job Ref: FHA03818
Work with NIFHA

The postholder, as the stand-alone in-house solicitor for the Communities Directorate, will provide a professional and timely advisory service alongside legal representation in relation to housing management matters, as well of the provision of a high quality, responsive legal service in support of Radius’ core business objectives.


Hours:  37 per week


Location: Radius Offices – Holywood


Reference:  FHA03818


Salary:  £53,630 (SP45) to £59,214 (SP50) per annum


This role has been assessed as suitable for hybrid / smart working.


To access the full criteria and to apply online, please visit  Alternatively, application packs can be obtained by contacting the Holywood reception on 028 9039 7250.


The Association


Radius Housing provides quality and affordable social housing in over 80 towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland.  We provide a range of services from sheltered housing for the over 55’s and general needs housing for families and single people, as well as specialist care and support facilities for the frail, elderly, people with dementia and learning disabilities and other complex needs.


Our aim is to be an employer of choice and to recruit employees who will embrace our vision and values and fulfil our performance standards within their role.


To be shortlisted candidates need to provide evidence of the following as a minimum:


  1. Possess a Level 6 qualification (e.g., Degree, Graduate diploma), or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.


  1. Be a solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland qualified to
    practice in Northern Ireland.


  1. Possess 5 years’ demonstrable relevant post qualification experience as a solicitor either in private practice or in house.

Relevant experience must be in at least one of the following areas:

  • Housing Law
  • Public Law


  1. Experience of personal representation in a formal environment on behalf of clients, e.g. Court, Tribunals in relation to housing matters.


  1. Experience of drafting legal documents, written representation/advocacy on behalf of clients, e.g. use of formal complaints/appeals procedures to statutory bodies.



  1. A current full driving licence and access to a suitable form of transport*


(*where an applicant indicates that a disability prohibits them from driving, this criterion will be waived at the shortlisting stage.  In such circumstances, consideration will be given in any subsequent offer of appointment to suitable alternative arrangements that the candidate may be able to put in place that would enable them to meet the travel requirements for the post).


In return we offer a range of benefits to employees including great on-job training, a contributory pension scheme, a health cash plan which can provide help with dental, optician and medical costs (including cover for dependent children in full time education up to 18 years of age), free employee health checks and a Cycle to Work scheme.


Flexibility regarding working hours is also offered in some areas of the business.


For further information on employee benefits go to the employee benefits section of our website.


Closing date for applications is 15th April 2024 unless otherwise stated.


Radius reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate shortlisting.


Association wide waiting lists may be compiled for future same or similar vacancies permanent / fixed term which may arise.


Radius is an Equal Opportunities Employer.