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Shelter Training

Shelter Training is recruiting freelance trainers to deliver our nationwide programme of housing and homelessness courses.

Previous training experience, or extensive front line services experience is essential and you will need good knowledge of housing legislation and case law.

We are particularly keen to hear from housing law trainers based in the South West, Midlands and North of England.

To apply please send the following information to :
•An up-to-date CV.
•A list of courses you would like to deliver.
•Your experience and knowledge of these areas.
•Your experience of delivering training.


Entry Level Paralegal / Paralegal
Fixed term until June 2018

Are you a seasoned Paralegal or looking to pursue a career in law?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving legal team providing a legal aid service to people with housing problems. For those starting out we will provide ongoing training to help you develop your legal skills in a supportive, inclusive environment. Direct experience of housing advice or litigation would be ideal for experienced Paralegals, but 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 paralegal casework service in housing law, in a busy advice centre, 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 that enables homeless people and those with housing problems to enforce their existing rights
• Taking instructions and statements, drafting correspondence, liaising with third parties, attending court and 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 details and to apply see here

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

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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