04/03/2018

Job Ads: W London, C London, Newcastle, Norwich

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre

Trainee Solicitor Vacancy

This is an exciting opportunity to join Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre. We are a well-established law centre providing free specialist legal advice and representation for our local community in principally in social welfare law with a particular focus on housing, immigration and asylum law. There may be an option to do a criminal seat in the second year of training.

Our office is located 5 minutes walk from Hammersmith station.

We are looking for an LPC graduate. Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to social welfare law, together with excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive as part of a small team. Experience of housing work would be an advantage.

Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 per annum, depending on experience

Application Process:

For more information and an application pack please contact Simone McGlynn on reception@hflaw.org.uk to request an application pack. Please note that Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre is unable to accept applications made in any other format.

You must submit your application latest by 5pm, 21st March 2018.

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.


 

Shelter

Advice, Support & Guidance Worker

£26,397-£27,448 pa + excellent benefits

London

Closing date: Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a client-focused individual with recent experience of providing specialist level housing, debt or welfare benefits advice, to join us and help ensure our clients get the support they need.

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.

You will be working as part of the STAR Partnership, a 4 year London Councils’ funded project in partnership with Thames Reach, Stonewall Housing and St Mungo’s with Shelter the lead partner. Its aim is to help up to 5,000 people a year by delivering a pan-London housing and homelessness service for Londoners over the age of 25. We do this through a mixture of channels including telephone, face-to-face, digital and street outreach support.

About the role

As an Advice, Support & Guidance Worker, you’ll conduct initial interviews at the advice centre, outreach sites and over the telephone in order to ensure our clients can access and sustain their accommodation, improve financial resilience and health and thrive in their community. Carrying out initial housing needs assessments and developing a strategy with the client, supporting them when moving into accommodation and connecting them with local support services are also key elements of this role.

About you

To succeed, you’ll need relevant experience gained working within housing, debt or welfare benefit advice and within a safeguarding framework working with vulnerable people or those with multiple and complex needs. We’ll also be looking for a proven ability to prepare, plan and deliver briefings or group work sessions and work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, both statutory and non-statutory. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, Microsoft Office applications, internet and email etc. is important too, with the ability to type preferred. Proactive, results-driven and sensitive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and processes if appropriate.

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

For more about the role and to apply see here.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

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 does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


 

Shelter

Solicitor
£29,475-£35,505 pa depending on experience (pro rata, 30 hrs pw) + excellent benefits
Newcastle

Closing date: 18 March 2018 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a qualified Solicitor or experienced Housing Adviser with experience of handling a wide range of housing cases, to join our Legal Services team and enable those in housing need to enforce their rights and challenge the limits of the law.

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.

Our advice centre in Newcastle delivers services across the North East offering a range of housing advice interventions, including a specialist Legal Aid Agency Housing Advice contract and a contract with British Gas to provide fuel poverty advice. A great chance to use your expertise to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, including litigation and consultancy work, you’ll also be part of the national legal services team at one of the UK’s leading charities.

About the Role
As a Solicitor or experienced Housing Adviser you’ll take on a varied caseload that includes dealing with emergency cases and identifying and carrying out strategic litigation. We’ll also rely on you to provide consultancy work, technical supervision and line management and delegate work to ensure it’s carried out efficiently and to the highest standard. Carrying out court representation, including at Housing Duty Possession Schemes, will be important too, as will ensuring funding is maximised on each case. And, when it comes to training and developing others, promoting our legal services or identifying referrals from internal and eternal sources, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you
Used to working on public and private sector cases on issues including homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings, you have sound knowledge of publicly funded Legal Aid work, including legal representation and legal help. The ability to establish priorities and develop clear plans to achieve your goals is also required, as are excellent listening, communication and problem solving skills, sensitivity to the needs of others and a genuine interest in their views. As well as Solicitors and those working towards authorised litigator status, we welcome applications from experienced housing advisers.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

For more about the role and to apply see here.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

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 does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


 

Shelter

Solicitor
£29,475 – £35,505 pa depending on experience
Norwich

Closing date: 18 March 2018 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a qualified Solicitor or experienced Housing Adviser with experience of handling a wide range of housing cases, to join our Legal Services team and enable those in housing need to enforce their rights and challenge the limits of the law.

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.

Our Eastern Counties advice service is made up of two busy advice centres, one in Norwich offering advice across Norfolk and North Suffolk, the other in Colchester offering advice in the Essex and South Suffolk Area. Together, they offer a range of housing advice interventions, including a large Legal Aid Agency Housing Advice contract. A great chance to use your expertise to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, including litigation and consultancy work, you’ll also be part of the national legal services team at one of the UK’s leading charities.

About the Role
As a Solicitor or experienced Housing Adviser you’ll take on a varied caseload that includes dealing with emergency cases and identifying and carrying out strategic litigation. We’ll also rely on you to provide consultancy work, technical supervision and line management and delegate work to ensure it’s carried out efficiently and to the highest standard. Carrying out court representation, including at Housing Duty Possession Schemes, will be important too, as will ensuring funding is maximised on each case. And, when it comes to training and developing others, promoting our legal services or identifying referrals from internal and eternal sources, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you
Used to working on public and private sector cases on issues including homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings, you also meet the 2013 SQM Supervisor standard in housing. What’s more, you have sound knowledge of publicly funded Legal Aid work, including legal representation and legal help. The ability to establish priorities and develop clear plans to achieve your goals is also required, as are excellent listening, communication and problem solving skills, sensitivity to the needs of others and a genuine interest in their views. As well as Solicitors and those working towards authorised litigator status, we welcome applications from experienced housing advisers.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

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 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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