Two Job Ads – South East


Deputy Legal Services Manager-South (Housing/Public Law Solicitor)
£45,520 per annum, plus excellent benefits
London EC1

Closing date: Wednesday 11th November 2015 (Midnight)

We’re looking for a dynamic housing or public law solicitor with excellent legal skills and experience of successfully managing a legal practice, to join us as South Deputy Legal Services Manager and play a key role within Shelter Legal Services.

Shelter Legal Services team has an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing law. As well as providing casework services for individual clients and internal consultancy, we support the organisational priorities of policy and campaigning on housing law and access to justice issues. We are committed to continuous improvement to meet the demands arising out of the external environment including legal aid reform.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:
• Providing operational support to the National Legal Services Manager and Principal Solicitor to meet our organisational strategic objectives
• Effective planning and operational management to ensure a sustainable successful national legal service
• Managing a team of managing solicitors in London and other locations working together with other operational managers
• Playing your part in working towards ensuring all Shelter’s clients are able to obtain a legal service
• Helping to enhance our reputation for excellence and innovation and embed a culture of highly professional, fully compliant standards
• The opportunity to carry a small caseload, and support strategic litigation and policy work.

And what you’ll need:

• Demonstrable experience as a manager and qualified solicitor, including a background in running a successful legal practice
• A track record of managing a team to achieve targets and managing change
• Experience of strategic litigation, policy work or innovative casework
• Innovation, imagination, and high calibre problem solving skills
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills, a proactive, results-driven and commercially aware approach and the ability to think laterally and challenge the ‘status quo’.

For further information about the role, the benefits of working for Shelter and to apply please visit our website.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Sternberg Reed LLP

Housing Law Paralegal

We are a well established multi service Lexcel Accredited law firm with offices in Essex and London.
A vacancy has arisen for a Paralegal to join our Housing Law Department to support and assist the fee earners in the preparation and conduct of cases. The role will include undertaking administrative tasks.

This position will be based in our Barking office but the successful candidate may be expected to work from any of our other offices as and when required.

The job would offer excellent experience of working in a busy legal practice to a Paralegal or Law Graduate who has passed the LPC and has a keen interest in making a career in this area of law.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
Previous experience of working in Housing Law
Solid IT, drafting and research skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills; both over the telephone and in person.
Good time management.
Capable of handling an extensive and varied workload.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Please apply to: linda.harris@sternberg-reed.co.uk with your CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills match the requirements for this role.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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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