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Oldham CAB

Housing Caseworker / Solicitor / Legal Executive

Location:             Oldham & Rochdale
Salary:                 £21,519 – £27849 (qualification bar at £23708)
Hours:                 35 per week
Contract type:    Fixed term until 31/03/2016 (with possibility of extension subject to performance)

An opportunity has arisen within Oldham CAB to become part of the Legal Advice team providing specialist housing advice across both Oldham and Rochdale bureaus. The role will involve providing complex casework along with representation at local County Courts; there may also be a requirement to participate in the County Court duty scheme.

The ideal candidate will be driven, flexible and be committed to the aims and principles of our service.  You should also have substantial recent experience in providing complex housing casework and representation; be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge in housing law as well as possess excellent negotiation and communication skills.  Experience of working under a Legal Aid Agency contract including conducting certificated work is highly desirable, though not essential, and the ideal applicant will enjoy working as part of a supportive and hardworking team.

Oldham CAB is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the selection or treatment of staff.

For a job application pack, please email or telephone 0161 620 9317 ext. 8998

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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