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University of London

Housing Advisor

London Senate House

Job reference: 001931

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 14/02/2022

Salary: Starting from £32,445 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: University of London Housing Service

Sub-Department: Private Housing Unit

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

Department of Residential Services

Residential Services provides a one-stop service for students, assisting them to find housing either in University halls of residence, self-catered accommodation or in the private rented sector through registration schemes for landlords, letting agencies and a range of private housing providers. We provide a housing advice service to support students when they are searching for or living in private accommodation. We also offer a service that gives academic visitors, commercial guests and others the opportunity to live in University accommodation.​​​​​​​

The Role

Do you have a passion for helping others, sense of justice and an enthusiastic and innovative approach?

Apply for the role of Housing Advisor at the University of London and help support students and staff living in the private rented sector.

We are seeking an individual to provide legal advice, advocacy and guidance to students and staff who are looking for and living in private rented housing.

To succeed in this role, you will have relevant experience of working with people in an advisory capacity and an up-to-date knowledge of housing legislation and case law relating to private rented housing. An understanding of the main housing issues that students face in the private rented housing sector is essential.

You will have an enthusiastic and innovative approach, combined with tact, discretion and the ability to deal professionally and empathetically with a range of student clients, landlords and others in an often pressured working environment.

We welcome applications both from candidates with Higher Education housing experience and those  with alternative sector experience but who can demonstrate a willingness to learn combined with a passion for providing excellent support services to customers.

For a full role profile, and to apply go here.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application before the closing date at midnight on Monday 14th February 2022. 

​​​​​​​Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1st March 2022.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.​​​​​​​

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in some levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.



Doughty Street Chambers has a long-established and highly regarded reputation in housing and social welfare and are pleased to be ranked Band 1/Tier 1 in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 respectively. After the enormous success of our first specialist pupillage, we are again offering specialist pupillage in our team.

Members of our Housing and Social Welfare team appear at all levels from the First-Tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court, and we have acted in many of the leading cases on homelessness, social entitlement, possession, housing benefit and anti-social behaviour. We are best known for protecting the most vulnerable clients around and defending the rights of individuals, but we are committed to providing an excellent service for all our clients.

The successful candidate will be trained by supervisors in the Housing and Social Welfare team, but will also gain experience in adjacent areas of practice, such as discrimination law, community care, mental capacity law, and immigration. We are looking for a specialist pupil with a demonstrable enthusiasm for and commitment to housing and social welfare law and we particularly welcome applications from women, non-White applicants and others who are under-represented at the Bar.

Applicants should apply through the Pupillage Gateway by 2pm on 9 February 2022.


Citizens Advice Isle of Wight are looking for a Housing Litigator/Solicitor

About the role:

The postholder will be a compassionate, forward-thinking individual to join a well-established team with a reputation for client-focussed working and achieving great results. They will be responsible for taking on, working with, and advocating for a varied caseload of clients who are at risk of losing their homes. These clients may be situated on the Isle of Wight or in Portsmouth.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience working with the Not-for-Profit sector. They should also be able to manage their own administration ensuring all income available to the charity is claimed whilst holding down a busy caseload.

They will be fully qualified with at least 2 years PQE and expected to have completed the Citizens Advice core training within 3 months of taking up the post.

Hours of work: Flexible for the right candidate up to 37 hours per week (to meet the needs of the service, can include evenings and weekends as agreed with your Line Manager)
Based: Newport, Isle of Wight with the ability to operate from locations across the Island and in Portsmouth, including working from home.
Salary scale: £36,000 – £39,000 (dependant on experience)
Access to a motor vehicle and a full clear DBS check will be required

More details on the role and how to apply are on our website –

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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