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Divisional Legal Manager

Summary
Bury St. Edmunds
Permanent
Full-time

9 days left to apply

Our regional legal teams are integral to successful operation of our business. A smooth conveyancing process is vital for us to get our plots handed over to our customers in a timely fashion. We are seeking a Divisional Legal Manger to lead the divisional legal centre and conveyancing activity in partnership with our regional businesses.   

The role is to manage an efficient, service led and cost effective plot conveyancing function that supports the business, particularly in relation to its key operation of plot sales. the successful applicant will also manage and report on a variety of business administration matters, including matters relating to closed sites and historic issues. 

 

Our regional legal teams are integral to successful operation of our business. A smooth conveyancing process is vital for us to get our plots handed over to our customers in a timely fashion. We are seeking a Divisional Legal Manger to lead the divisional legal centre and conveyancing activity in partnership with our regional businesses.   

The role is to manage an efficient, service led and cost effective plot conveyancing function that supports the business, particularly in relation to its key operation of plot sales. the successful applicant will also manage and report on a variety of business administration matters, including matters relating to closed sites and historic issues. 

What you will do:

  • To inspire and lead the in-house  Conveyancing Team to provide an efficient service led in-house estate conveyancing service to the appropriate Business Units (and to other Business Units as may be required from time to time) for the sale of new homes and part exchange and other related transactions
  • To continually review the resources within the Conveyancing team ensuring the team is appropriately resourced at all time, monitoring and improving the performance of the Department in its delivery of a timely and efficient quality service to the Business Units
  • Transactional work to including preparing legal packs, infrastructure agreements, land transfers and sales of surplus land
  • Attendance at meetings with business unit on new developments to enable preparation and production of legal documents and sales pack for each development and coordinating the attendance of regular Build/Sales Forecast meetings with the Business Units to report on the progress towards achievement of contract exchange and legal completion targets
  • As required, to ensure that all staff at all levels of qualification receive adequate managerial and professional support, guidance, and training commensurate with their role

What you will have:

  • Qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer with a proven track record of Property Law and residential estate conveyancing
  • Experience in the management of a large team, working in a fast paced/dynamic environment.   The ability to understand the key drivers for staff motivation whilst having the skills to identify training & development needs along with acting on and implementing the same
  • Experience of dealing with housebuilders and associated legal issues relating to same
  • Excellent inter-personal skills which command the respect of others at all levels
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and a good knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint

Checks and eligibility to work in the UK:

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence. 

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch. 

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
Healthcare
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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