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Greenwich Housing Rights

Housing Solicitors  

Greenwich Housing Rights (GHR) is looking to expand its Legal Aid funded casework and currently has two vacancies for qualified Housing Solicitors.

We currently hold LAA contracts in Housing for Greenwich and Bromley and we run the Bromley Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme in Bromley County Court.   GHR is also funded by Greenwich Council to provide a range of drop-in, telephone and outreach advice services.  We advise and assist over 3,000 clients per annum.

GHR is seeking practitioners with experience in the full range of housing work, to include defending possession proceedings, homelessness and disrepair.  Candidates for the Senior Housing Solicitor position must also meet the LAA criteria for Housing Casework Supervisors.

Senior Housing Solicitor       up to £40,000 depending on experience

Housing Solicitor       up to £32,000 depending on experience

plus 5% pension contribution (8% from April 2019)

Please visit the GHR website at www.grhr.co.ukto download the recruitment pack. Or you can contact Peter Okali at peter.okali@grhr.co.ukfor an informal chat about the jobs or to request an application pack.

Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday, 28 January 2019.

Interviews – week commencing 4th of February 2019


 

Shelter

Managing Solicitors

£44,648pa plus excellent benefits

Hackney and Newham, London

Closing date: 21 January 2019 at 11.30pm

Are you a qualified housing solicitor with management experience? Then join Shelter as a Managing Solicitor and you could soon be leading our London team that provides a viable, high quality legal service to homeless people and other people in housing need.

Housing has become a national emergency that affects us all. At Shelter, we believe a safe home isn’t just a fundamental need – it should be a right. That’s why, more than ever, this year and beyond we are leading the way to a safe home. We’re going to rally the country to join us on our mission to rise up, speak with a united voice, pick up the pieces and fix the underlying problem. Together we can bring fundamental change. And no matter how long it takes, we will succeed.  Our Legal Services Team have never been needed more. Indeed, they will play a huge part in helping us to achieve our mission.

About the Role:

With an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing law and over 100 fee earners and support staff, including over 40 solicitors nationally, Legal Services at Shelter is career enhancing to say the least.

Currently, we have vacancies for two Managing Solicitors– one to head up the Hackney team and the other to lead Newham. We won’t pretend these roles are easy. You’ll need to manage a team of solicitors, caseworkers and administrators, deal with personnel issues, ensure that Legal Aid Agency contract requirements and performance targets are met and provide professional support and supervision. You’ll also carry your own caseload of housing litigation. But, if you’re able to do all that, we can promise you a varied and challenging environment where your legal expertise will get every chance to shine and your input will have a direct impact on the lives of people facing homelessness.

About you

As well as substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases in both the public and private sector, you will have in-depth knowledge of issues like homelessness, security of tenure, anti-social behaviour and possessions proceedings, as well as Legal Aid supervisor status in housing and debt. The ability to manage teams, achieve targets, as well as good communication and problem-solving skills and have a proactive, results-driven approach.

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

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. 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.

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 andconduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our websitevia the link below:

https://my.corehr.com/pls/shlrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=022198

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

Paralegal – Entry Level

£20,164 pa plus excellent benefits

Birmingham

Closing date: 24 January 2019 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a well-organised individual with a keen interest in law, and possibly some relevant legal experience, to join us as a Paralegal and help us provide a specialist casework service in housing law.

Our Birmingham service is a dynamic city centre hub offering holistic integrated advice and support to a diverse range of clients. We also have a Legal Services team which is made up of solicitors, paralegals and Administrators. Join us, and you could soon be helping us to offer a full service to our clients.

About the Role
An excellent opportunity to broaden your experience, you’ll help our solicitors to maintain an active caseload that enables homeless people, those with housing problems or issues relating to community care to enforce their existing rights. This will include litigation in all types of cases. We’ll also rely on you to take instructions from, and give advice to, clients, take statements from witnesses and attend court with counsel when such work is delegated to you by a solicitor. Drafting letters, statements, representations and other documents, liaising with, instructing and negotiating with third parties, including opponents, experts and counsel and carrying out other fee earning tasks as required – all are aspects of this challenging role.

About you

Experience of providing housing advice or litigation would be useful, as would some exposure to working under legal aid contracts. More important, however, is your intellectual aptitude and ability to reason critically. Committed to achieving results, but at the same time, respectful of others opinions, you have lots of initiative and work well as part of a team. What’s more, you respond quickly and positively to change and are happy to challenge the status quo where appropriate. Good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are also required.

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

To apply please visit Shelter’s website via the link below:

https://my.corehr.com/pls/shlrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=022659

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.

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.

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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