An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist housing solicitor (2 to 4 years PQE) to join our established and well-respected Housing and Social Care team. This position will give the right candidate an opportunity to experience a wide array of work and to build their own caseload. The successful candidate will require proven expertise and experience in housing law. Additional knowledge and experience of bringing public law challenges would be welcomed but is not a pre-requisite. The department has legal aid contracts in Housing, Public Law, Community Care, and Welfare Benefits, which enables us to provide a wide range of legal services to clients. The right candidate will also possess good organisational skills, good verbal and written skills, and have the ability to work independently as well as in a team in a fast-paced environment.
There are opportunities to progress within the firm for the right candidate. We also offer a competitive salary package and arrangements for remote working.
Please apply with a covering letter and CV, addressed to the firm’s Practice Manager, Sandra Hillard: email@example.com
Closing Date: 1 August 2023
Bradford Citizens Advice
Specialist Housing Caseworker
The Post-holder will offer housing law (residential landlord and tenant) advice and representation to clients. The post-holder may also be required to provide support in relation to housing law on other contracts.
Salary: £27,344 – £29,439 (Plus 5% pension contribution)
Hours: 37 per week
Holidays: 25 days plus 8 bank holidays plus 3 additional days
Location: Hybrid Working – Main base Bradford Manor Row Office during Induction and Training
Closing date: 9am Friday 14th July 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 25th July 2023
For an Application pack please contact Naj Ilyas, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone; 01274-758030.
£29,012 pa + excellent benefits including 30 days holiday and flexible working
Fixed Term Contract until May 2026
Closing date: 6th July 2023 at 11.30pm.
We’re looking for a results-driven, commercially aware individual with a good understanding of litigation work to join our team as a Paralegal.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the Role
A great chance to help us ensure we provide our clients with a full service, you’ll assist our solicitors to maintain an active caseload to enable homeless people, as well as those with housing and related problems, to enforce their 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.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
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 will have excellent research skills – 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 with good typing skills preferred.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
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.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
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.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.