legal manager

salary: £55,483 per annum - Grade 1 location: Bishop Auckland, Hybrid, Seaham

We’re looking for a Legal Manager to join the believe housing team on a permanent basis.

We believe in life without barriers. If everyone expects more, they can achieve more, and we can transform lives together.

This role is hybrid, which means you can work in the best place to get the job done whether that’s at one of our County Durham offices, at home or out and about.

about the role

Our Legal Team provides in-house advice and services to great colleagues who are passionate about doing the right thing for our people, for our customers, for our business:

  • The Legal Manager will lead the Legal and Data Governance teams in providing timely effective and accurate advice to support our activities.
  • You will lead teams providing advice and legal counsel to the business including drafting, negotiating and settling commercial, non-commercial and procurement arrangements with third parties to achieve organisation objectives along with supporting effective tenancy management.
  • You will work with senior leaders across believe housing to understand their priorities and business activities to help anticipate the type of legal support that will be required.

For more information, please read the full job description.

what’s on offer?

Our people are our greatest asset, which is why we value you, encourage you, look after you, and empower you. As well as a competitive salary of £55,483 per annum, some of our top benefits and rewards include:

  • 31-33 days of annual leave
  • working the believe way allows us to be more agile in the ways we work and creates a great work-life balance
  • an excellent pension scheme with 21.6% employer contribution. Visit the LGPS member site for more details
  • up to four days paid volunteering leave each year

Take a look to see what else is on offer, from wellbeing support, discounts, family-friendly policies, learning and development, and more.

apply now

If you believe that you demonstrate our values and can bring something special to this role, then apply now. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday, 21 August 2022
  • Please note that we are unable to accept CVs and all applicants must go through our website.
  • Interview date to be confirmed.
  • Apply now  


If you believe that you demonstrate our values and can bring something special to this role, then apply now. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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