Job ads – Southwark and Shepherds Bush

Anthony Gold Solicitors

Paralegal

Anthony Gold has an exciting opportunity for a Housing, Landlord & Tenant paralegal to support a varied and interesting caseload, based at our Elephant & Castle office on a 24 month contract.

The firm is a recognised leader in this area, with a commitment to providing excellent client services for a diverse client base, working with both social housing and private rental clients.

What people say:

Anthony Gold’s ‘ground-breaking’ team wins praise for its ‘knowledge, imagination and dedication,’ advising tenants on repair, homelessness and possession issues. It is well respected by clients and peers.

The firm has an inclusive and supportive ethos, with a track record of developing lawyers’ potential.

Job specification

Your role will include the following, but additional tasks may be added as appropriate for the role:

  • To assist in the provision of administrative and legal services for clients.
  • To assist where requested the provision of legal advice to clients, under supervision.
  • Delegate and supervise tasks where appropriate.
  • Work as a part of a team under the supervision of a Partner of the firm.
  • Provide an efficient and friendly service to our clients.
  • Manage professionally and confidentially, written and telephone correspondence with clients, other solicitors and third parties
  • Maintain client care standards as set out in the firm’s terms of business and office manual.
  • Continue to develop your legal ability by:
  • Keeping fully up-to-date with the relevant areas of law and practice
  • Understanding the fee structure and costs aspect of funding
  • to comply with the rules of conduct and regulation governing our practice

Qualifications and personal specification

  • Degree in Law or previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Job Type: Contract 24 months

Salary: up to £25,800.

Paralegal Housing – Benefits include pension, private medical cover, life insurance, income protection and season ticket loan.

Closing date: 23 September 2019

Application by CV and covering letter to Joyce Wilson

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Shepherds Bush Housing Group

Housing Lawyer – Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

We are seeking a competent and highly motivated individual to work in our Legal Services Department.

Sector: Social Housing
Occupational Group: Legal
Salary: £34,000
Contract Type: Contract
Working Patterns: Monday to Fridays
Interview Date/s: TBC
Closing Date: 18/09/2019
Ref No: 10272

Housing Lawyer – Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

At Shepherds Bush Housing Association (SBHA) we strive to be recognised as the best in London for our homes and services. This is an exciting time to join the organisation. We have recently launched our new Corporate Strategy, which sets out our strategic objectives for the next 5-10 years. These objectives include a significant upscaling in our development activity, with the Corporate Strategy targeting 200 per year over the next 10 years. To support the organisation in the achievement of these objectives, we have launched our Future Fifty transformation programme, which aims to improve and modernise SBHA as a whole organisation, driving improvements in service and cost through innovation and the use of technology. This is a unique opportunity to work for an award winning organisation and contribute to our corporate aims and objectives.

We are seeking a competent and highly motivated individual to work in our Legal Services Department. You will be a:

– Paralegal

– Cilex

– 0 to 2 years PQE solicitor

Duties include: advising on all areas of housing management law including disrepair, ASB, access injunctions, tenancy fraud, succession, rent arrears and desk top fraud investigations.   You will also have a full caseload of litigated matters and will be expected to conduct the majority of your own advocacy as well as settling your own pleadings.   Other aspects of the role include preparing and presenting training across the business as well as the preparation of key housing management policies, procedures and processes.

The role reports directly to the Legal Partner (solicitor) on a fixed term contract of 18 months full time (37.5 hours per week). Work outside of core hours will sometimes be necessary, for example to visit residents at home.

What we want from you…..

Substantial experience in housing management, using common sense, intuition, and resourcefulness to successfully solve complex problems.

Up to date and detailed knowledge of housing and property law and court procedure and how to apply it effectively and practically within a regulated environment.

Knowledge and experience of related areas of civil and criminal law.

Experience of managing and resolving complex legal casework, drafting legal documents, and court room advocacy.

Experience working in a deadline-driven environment where multi-tasking and independent decision making is required without compromising on attention to detail.

Experience of working in a diverse organisation, delivering a customer focused housing management service and taking ownership of issues.

Empathetic of those suffering from anti-social behaviour.

Excellent research and analysis skills for effective collection, assimilation and redistribution of information as training programmes, high level written reports and briefing papers.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent court room advocacy and negotiation skills.

Computer literacy including the ability to use a wide range of software packages.

Flexibility of working hours to include occasional weekend and evening working where required.

In return we promise you:

Competitive salary of £34,000

25 days annual leave (pro rata, plus bank holidays, Christmas and Easter)

A contributory pension scheme

Flexible working

Simply Health cash plan and a choice of flexible benefits

Exciting opportunities for learning and career development

Working for an award-winning housing association

An engaging working environment

A great office location in the heart of leafy Chiswick, close to local shops and amenities Excellent access to all TFL networks, 2 minutes walk from Turnham Green Station

Complimentary Well-Being initiatives

Apply by this site.

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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