Job Ad – Brixton

Brixton Advice Centre

Principal Housing Solicitor vacancy

Full-time position. Salary up to £40,000 per annum

Brixton Advice Centre is a dynamic independent advice centre in London. We provide publicly funded legal aid services in Housing and Community Care and are accredited with the Specialist Quality Mark in both areas of law. In addition, we provide specialist advice services in Welfare Benefits and Debt, along with a range of other generalist and outreach service provision.

What we are looking for

We seek a full-time Housing Solicitor to lead our experienced and dedicated Housing Team. This will be an external appointment. Although the post is full-time we may consider part-time (3 days per week minimum) depending upon the quality of the applicant.

What you can expect

You will join a small, friendly and supportive team of staff and volunteers dedicated to providing high quality legal services to the local community. You will receive remuneration of up to £40,000 per year (including ILW), dependant upon experience. The post also attracts 30 days annual leave per year in addition to Bank Holidays. A pension scheme is anticipated to be in place by Summer 2016.

About you

You are a driven and effective Housing solicitor with at least 3-years PQE. You have solid, provable track record in undertaking legal aid certificated work under a Housing legal aid contract and of meeting the relevant legal aid contract requirements and Key Performance Indicators. You are familiar with the legal aid billing process and confident in its operation. You have experience of recovering inter partes costs and meeting financial targets.

You may have prior experience of supervising or managing other Housing advisers or you may be ready to take on this level of responsibility.

Experience of running a busy caseload is essential. You will be a valued member of the team and play an active role in the leadership and future strategy of the Centre.

For job description, person specification and application form, see our website.

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on 31 March 2016

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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