Wakefield District - Hybrid working with two days in the office per week


Up to 37 (flexible working welcomed)

End Date




The WDH Graduate Placement role 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. You will assist the Litigation Team in delivering legal training to client departments to develop skills and capabilities of our employees to support business need.

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 2024 and finish at the end of June 2025.

For more details on what we’re looking for in these roles, head to the related documents section and download the Job Description.

For more information or an informal chat about this role, please contact Kate Radovanovic, Training Operations Manager at

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 26 days holiday (rising to 31 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays;
  • an extra day off on your birthday;
  • generous employer pension contribution;
  • happy to talk flexible working, including options for reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • one day to take part in our Volunteering Scheme; and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform.

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

How to apply

  • Read the job description, person specification and guidance notes below.
  • Complete the supporting information form below with details of how you meet the person specification.
  • We also encourage you to provide your CV if you have one but please remove any information that identifies you (e.g. your name and address). 
  • Email your supporting information form, and CV if you have one, to before the closing date. Applications close at midnight on the date specified at the top of this page. 

What happens next? 

  • You'll receive an automatic reply to let you know we've received your application.
  • We'll then score all the applications against the person specification and contact you to let you know if we're inviting you to interview. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team on the email address above.