Job ads – Slough, Camden, Holborn, Colchester

Shelter
Solicitor

£33,238 – £35,758 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits
Slough

Closing date: Monday 6th March 2017 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need.

If you want to experience housing litigation at the cutting edge including stopping evictions, dealing with disrepair and illegal eviction and challenging public authorities to deliver their duties to the homeless, consider a move to Shelter. We provide the ideal environment in which to develop the expertise to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law.

Applications will be considered from those with experience within no win no fee work or Personal Injury and have an interest in developing in the field of housing litigation.

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

Your key responsibilities:

• Provide a specialist legal casework service in housing law
• Maintain an active caseload which involves litigation to enable those who are in housing need, including those who are homeless, to enforce their legal rights and challenge the limits of the law
• Provide technical supervision and line management to others
• Provide consultancy work as required
• Ensure funding is maximised on each case
• Ensure all work meets the contractual requirements of the Legal Aid Agency and any other funder
• Support the development of Shelter’s policy and legislative responses and provide training to staff on housing law and court procedure.

And what we would like:

• Experience of housing litigation including representation in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need
• Sound knowledge of legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help
• 2013 SQM supervisor standard in housing
• Substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases (public and private sector)
• Demonstrable record of meeting financial targets
• A real client focus, excellent relationship building, networking and influencing skills, lots of integrity and a genuine respect for other people’s opinions.

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

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.


Camden Community Law Centre

seeks Housing Solicitor, salary negotiable (depending on experience)

Closing date: 27 February 2017. 12 noon.

We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor with 3 years PQE or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need. See www.cclc.org.uk/about/job-vacancies or email admin@cclc.org.uk stating clearly your email subject “Housing Recruitment”.

For an informal discussion please telephone Sean Canning on 0207 284 6516.

 


BPP Law School

Trainee Solicitor

Location : BPP Law School Holborn

Closing Date : 19/02/2017

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Department : Law School – Pro Bono

2 year fixed term contract, full time

Job Specification

Applicants for the role of Trainee Solicitor in BPP’s Pro Bono Centre must have:

• Successfully completed the Legal Practice Course;
• A commitment to legal practice and the law;
• An interest in social welfare law, particularly housing and family;
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral);
• Excellent teamwork skills;
• Confidence and initiative;
• Project management experience;
• A passion for working with students;
• Leadership qualities; and
• Motivation and problem-solving skills.

The successful applicant must have the right to work in the UK for the full duration of the two year training contract (unfortunately BPP is not able to sponsor applicants for work visas).  They must be able to attend an assessment session on 1 March and an interview on 8 or 15 March 2017.  The applicant would ideally be able to start work by April 2017.
Deadline for applications:  Sunday 19 February 2017
Written exercise for shortlisted candidates:  10 am, Wednesday 1 March 2017
Interview date:  Wednesday 8 or Wednesday 15 March 2017

For more details and to apply: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/bpp/internal/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1765


Shelter
Paralegal

£20,503–£21,528 pa, plus excellent benefits
Fixed term until April 2018
Colchester

Closing date: 19 February 2017 (Midnight)

We’re looking for a results-driven, commercially aware individual to join our efficient legal team in Colchester as a Paralegal. While direct experience of housing litigation and civil legal aid would be ideal, we are more interested in your intellectual aptitude and ability to solve problems.

Shelter Legal Services provides 30 advice services throughout England, offering free, impartial advice on a range of housing issues. You will be working with housing solicitors, conducting advice work under their supervision and carrying out delegated litigation work.

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

Your key responsibilities:
• Providing a specialist casework service in Housing Law that delivers a good standard of professional service and client care
• Working closely with one of our expert housing solicitors, conducting advice work and delegated litigation work
• Taking instructions and statements, drafting correspondence, liaising with third parties, attending court etc.
• Enabling homeless people and those with housing problems to enforce their existing rights
• Completing all documentation required for funding applications.

And what you’ll need:
• A belief in working collaboratively and the intellectual aptitude to reason critically
• A proven ability to get to the root of clients’ needs and meet and exceed their expectations
• A results-driven and commercially aware approach, plus a flair for coming up with new ideas and approaches
• Knowledge of MS Office, including Word and Excel.

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.

 

About Giles Peaker

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, and still is Nearly Legal on Google +.
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