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19/01/2016

Job Ads – London various

Housing Advice, Support & Guidance Worker 

£25,697-£26,697 pa plus excellent benefits

Islington, London

Closing date: Monday 1st February 2016 at 9am

We’re looking for a results-driven individual with experience of providing specialist level housing advice to join us as a Housing Advice, Support & Guidance Worker and take on this challenging role focused on homelessness prevention and tenancy sustainment.

Shelter’s London HUB advice services are delivered from sites in Islington, Hackney and Newham. This role involves working on our London Councils’ contract and providing specialist housing and generalist welfare benefits and debt advice to clients across London. This work is carried out via the telephone and email, as well as face-to-face in the form of outreach services and drop-in sessions.

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

Your key responsibilities:

  • Deliver an integrated yet flexible advice and support service aimed at helping clients find and retain accommodation
  • Carry out initial housing needs assessments and develop a strategy with the client, support them when moving into accommodation and connect them with local support services
  • Build and maintain relationships with our partner agencies and help promote and develop our London advice services
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service, raise policy issues and support the inclusion of volunteers.

And what you’ll need:

  • Proven relevant experience gained working with vulnerable people and/or people with multiple and complex needs within a safeguarding framework
  • A proactive, collaborative and results-driven approach, the ability to lead change, excellent relationship building skills and sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Good typing skills and proficiency using case management systems and Microsoft Office applications
  • A willingness to travel in order to deliver one or two outreach sessions pan-London per week.

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

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.


 

Brixton Advice Centre

2 posts

Paralegal

Brixton Advice Centre is looking to recruit a top calibre law student, graduate, or individual with relevant experience to work with a Consultant Solicitor for five days per week at the Centre from 9.30 am-5.30 pm, starting as soon as possible after interview.
The position will involve conducting initial client interviews and recording their instructions, advising clients, communicating with external bodies, time recording, and general administrative duties.

We require a self-motivated individual with excellent spoken and written communication skills, the ability to quickly absorb legal information and to conduct legal research. You will have good organisational and time management skills and be able to produce documents to tight deadlines. Patience and tact is necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people.

This long-term position would be ideal for a person seeking experience in the Human Rights field.  Salary circa 23k.

Prospective candidates will be asked to attend a trial day before selection. Interviews will be held on Tuesdays at Brixton Advice Centre, 167 Railton Road, London, SE24 0LU.

Please provide covering letter and CV to Mary Bennett at bacrecruitjo@gmail.com

Legal Assistant

Brixton Advice Centre is looking to recruit a top calibre law student, graduate, or individual with relevant experience to work full-time with a Consultant Solicitor from 9.30 am-5.00 pm in offices in Barnes, starting as soon as possible after interview.
Initially, you will assist in a billing project. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills, an eye for detail and be able to complete tasks to tight deadlines. Legal billing experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Based on performance, the successful candidate may progress to a paralegal position.

We require a self-motivated individual with excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to quickly absorb legal information and to conduct legal research.

Prospective candidates may be asked to attend a trial day before selection.

Please forward covering letter and CV to Ms Mary Bennett at bacrecruitjo@gmail.com.  Interviews will be held at the Barnes office in south west London.


TV Edwards LLP

PARALEGAL OPPORTUNITY

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

T V Edwards LLP is a growing and vibrant firm bucking the trend for contraction of legal aid services by expanding our team.   We are recruiting for a paralegal for our Social Welfare (Housing/Community Care/Public Law) department.  Successful applicants will be responsible for assisting fee earners with their casework, dealing with new client enquiries, and administrative work.  Our paralegals are provided with superb supervision and are taught the foundations of becoming a successful solicitor. We encourage career progression and whilst we can not guarantee training contracts, we recruit our trainees from paralegals who have worked for the firm for a minimum o f 6 months.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading legal aid firm with a national profile.  We are committed to significant investment in training our junior team members.  Whilst we would prefer candidates to be able to demonstrate knowledge of working in the above areas, we value key life skills which are transferrable from other areas of work. Commitment to our legal aid client base is essential.

Applicants are required to have good organisational and administrative qualities together with excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills.  Hours 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.

The starting salary will be £19,000 per annum, 23 days annual leave.

Please complete the application form and equality monitoring questionnaire available at : http://www.tvedwards.com/site/careers/opportunities/

and forward to christine.woolfenden@tvedwards.com.

The closing date for applications is the 1st  February 2016

TV Edwards is 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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