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Cambridge House Law Centre

Housing Solicitor

Salary £33,000 to £38,000 per annum depending on experience

Closing date – 1 March 2019

Cambridge House has been operating as a social action centre in South London for 130 years. We provide a range of social justice, education and inclusion, research and knowledge exchange and community hub services.

Established in 1893, our Law Centre is one of the oldest free legal advice services in the UK. Recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the London Legal Support Trust, we maintain a reputation as one of the country’s leading law centres and provide free expert legal advice and representation in the areas of housing, welfare benefits, employment and public law.

Reporting to the Law Centre Manager, our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to both Cambridge House and the role of Law Centres in the provision of legal services.
  • At least two year’s post qualification experience.
  • A track record of dealing with and supervising a broad range of Social Housing, Property, and Landlord and Tenant disputes – including possession proceedings, unlawful evictions, homelessness matters, and disrepair matters.
  • A wide range of representation experience in courts and tribunals with the ability to take cases through the higher courts.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • A track record of ensuring ongoing compliance with funding/contract requirements and external accreditations (e.g. Lexcel, Legal Aid Agency).
  • Success at achieving high billing targets.We value diversity and warmly welcome applications from disabled people, the LGBTQ communities and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

    For more information and a recruitment pack please visit:



£22,562 pa plus excellent benefits

Fixed term maternity cover until April 2020


Closing date: 24 February 2019 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 28thFebruary 2019.

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

Shelter Plymouth operates a dynamic city centre hub offering a range of holistic advice and support services to a diverse range of clients, including legal advice and representation and housing related support services. We specialise in defending possession, homelessness and unlawful eviction.

About the Role

A great chance to help us ensure we provide our clients with a full service, you’ll carry an active caseload and assist the solicitors to maintain their own active litigation caseload. This will enable homeless people, as well as those with housing and related problems, to enforce their existing rights. Taking instructions and witness statements, drafting letters, making applications, providing court representation – you’ll do all of this. And when it comes to making sure time recording and income targets are met, again we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you

You’ll need an intellectual aptitude and excellent critical reasoning skills, not to mention the ability to provide a good standard of professional service and client care. Proactive, results-driven and commercially aware, you enjoy collaborating as part of a team, respond quickly and positively to change and are not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. What’s more, you’re a great listener – someone who, having taken the facts into account, is able to communicate their thoughts clearly both in writing and face-to-face. Proficiency using case management systems and Microsoft Office applications is also essential, with good typing skills preferred.

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. 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.

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

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.

Cambridge House

Safer Renting Caseworker: Paid Internship

An ideal entry-level opportunity for someone who wishes to pursue a career in tenancy rights advocacy

Salary £18,564 per annum (rising to £19,201on 1 April 2019)

Closing date – 5 February 2019

Cambridge House is a Southwark-based centre fighting poverty and social injustice. We have been operating since 1889 and provide a range of frontline services that are designed to accomplish these important goals and strengthen our communities.

Our Safer Renting service:

Provides specialist outreach advice and advocacy to the tenants of criminal landlords.

Undertakes research, policy development and knowledge sharing activities.

We are offering a 12-month full-time paid internship for a high achieving graduate or postgraduate who is proactive, creative and willing to take on a variety of tasks in a collaborative manner. This internship includes training and could lead to permanent paid positions.

Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated, rigorous and analytical and have: Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Excellent writing, proof reading and editing skills in English.
  • Strong MS Office competencies.
  • Research experience.
  • Commitment to our vision of a society without poverty where all people are valued, treated equally and lead fulfilling and productive lives.As an organisation we are particularly keen to ensure that our staff reflect the diverse nature of the community in which we work. We value diversity and warmly welcome applications from disabled people, the LGBTQ communities and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

    For more information and a recruitment pack please visit:

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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