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Local Authority:     Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Service Area:          Governance, Democracy & Monitoring

Post title:               Land Charges Assistant               

Post Ref:                MEM329                   

Post Status:           Full Time (37 hrs), 2 Year Fixed Term Contract                

Salary:                    Grade K - £19,446 to £21,693   


We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who will be responsible for delivering a first class service for Local Land Charges. The post involves processing, maintaining, researching and collating information to provide an efficient and accurate service to customers requesting property searches required as part of the conveyancing process.  Working in a small, busy team means that flexibility, attention to detail and speed are essential to this role, as is the commitment to providing outstanding customer service. You should be able to work under pressure, prioritise your workload to meet deadlines, use your own initiative and have good organisational skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with comprehensive ICT/keyboard skills. Experience of, and interest in, using a variety of computerised databases, geographic information and document management systems is desirable. The ability to read maps and building plans, experience of working in Local Land Charges or of the conveyancing process would be an advantage.

In addition to an open and friendly environment, you’ll enjoy an excellent benefits package including a minimum of 23 days’ annual leave, flexi-time, BUPA Health Cash Plan and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

An application form and job description can be accessed via the website,, alternatively telephone the 24 hour answering service on 01789 260711, or e-mail The minicom number for Elizabeth House is 01789 260747.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Oliver Hughes on 01789 260229 or email

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 31 August 2018.  Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 10 September 2018.

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people with disabilities.







Inclusive Salary Range from £21,671 Up To £23,708 per year Full Time 37 hours

Plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

Working within a small focused team you will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Local Land Charges Register, processing Con29 property searches submitted by solicitors and private companies within the necessary timescales. You will also respond to enquiries in relation to search results.

Education to GCSE level or equivalent with grades A-C or equivalent. You need to be very computer literate with the ability to learn new systems at a reasonable pace. Exceptional accuracy is required for processing searches as a single mistake can affect a house purchase. Excellent attention to detail is essential. Experience of working in an office environment is essential. This role can be pressurised at times. Experience of local land charges or working within a local authority is desirable although not essential.

We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 23 days annual leave, pension scheme, flexitime, flexible working options, access to staff parking, leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits that are available.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.

Closing date for applications: 10th August 2018

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 10th September 2018.


Department - Finance

Contract type Permanent

Hours  37 hours per week

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