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The Role:    Principal Managing Solicitor

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £33,500 per annum

Hours: Full time 40 hours per week

Leave: 248 hours per annum

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 09.00

Interview Date: Tuesday 6th September 2016

This is an exciting opportunity for a Principal Managing Solicitor with relevant experience to join the team in Bradford/York.

Foundation is a registered charity delivering housing support and complementary services to meet the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families and those at risk of social exclusion across the north of England.  The organisation currently has an income of around £13m, with plans for further development.

The post holder has line management responsibility for casework undertaken by solicitors and case workers / paralegals employed by Foundation.  The post holder will carry a workload mainly consisting of Legal Aid certificated cases; will work with existing solicitors to provide a seamless service from legal help advice though to court representation; and judicial review through to appeals where necessary.

The post holder will work with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) caseworkers and Paralegals to ensure the high quality of referrals to the solicitors from Legal Help casework and Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes.

This role will involve regular travel throughout North and West Yorkshire and some national travel.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact, Jackqueline Hauxwell Head of Services-Legal on 01274 211013.

The Organisation:

We are looking to a positive future, with aspirations for further developing the range of creative services we deliver, in partnership with organisations who share our values across sectors and communities.

Foundation operates a flexible working hours’ policy.

Benefits:    Foundation offers employees Enhanced Paid Benefits, Contributory Pension Scheme, Flexible Working, Simply Health Cash Plan, Childcare Vouchers, Interest-Free Car Loan (after six months), Cycle Scheme (after six months), Colleague Bursary, Employee Assistance Programme and Volunteer Leave (two days paid per annum).

To Apply:    Please visit the Foundation website (http://www.foundationuk.org/jobs.html) to download an application pack (which includes the role profile and a short application form).

Once you have completed the short application form, please follow the instructions in the covering letter.

Foundation is committed to building a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves, enabling it to deliver the best possible service to those communities and service users.  Foundation seeks to attract applicants from all sections of the community in order to achieve a diverse workforce.

Please note that Foundation does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply you will need to visit the website http://www.foundationuk.org/jobs.html and download an application pack for this role.

Greenwich Housing Rights – Strategic Director

Greenwich Housing Rights (‘GHR’) is one of the leading providers of social welfare legal advice in South East London. We are seeking a Strategic Director to continue the exciting and challenging process of transforming our services, external relations, income streams and infrastructure. The Strategic Director will be a dynamic and experienced leader with a sound understanding of managing staff and services through a period of change, developing partnerships, business and financial planning and implementing quality systems. He or she will have a strong track record of fundraising and income generation and will work directly with GHR’s trustees and lead GHR’s management team to devise and implement a new Strategic Plan.

This is a permanent contract after a suitable probationary period.

Salary: Up to £40,000 p.a. + plus matched pension contribution

Full-time – 35 hours per week (with the requirement for occasional evening work)

Recruitment timetable 

Closing date for applications – Friday 29 July 2016 (5pm)

First round of interviews – week commencing 8 August 2016

Second round presentation – week commencing 15 August 2016

For more information, to request an application pack or to discuss unavailability for the interview periods, please email the recruitment coordinator, Rohini Teather on trustees@grhr.co.uk

GHR is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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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