WTB Solicitors LLP
WTB Solicitors LLP are recruiting a solicitor newly qualified to 3 years pqe to join our specialist housing law team which only provides advice to tenants. This is a fantastic role for a committed solicitor to join a highly specialist team in a reputed firm.
WTB Solicitors LLP are a firm dedicated to legal aid and providing representation to the most vulnerable in society
We are seeking to recruit a motivated and capable individual to work with the team. The role will consist of assisting with case preparation, legal research, document management, processing evidence, initial enquiries, completing funding forms, client and witness contact, attending court and conferences as well as general administration.
Working closely with colleagues. advising clients in respect of casework we are specialists in representing tenants defending possession, injunction, unlawful eviction, disrepair, and homelessness cases.
You will have:
· A strong commitment to legal aid and helping the most vulnerable often with mental ill health
· Strong client care skills & sympathetic understanding of client’s needs
· Able to manage own caseload of differing levels of complexity and able to work as part of a team with senior & junior colleagues
· Be able to advise on eviction, possession, homelessness, succession & anti-social behaviour
· Able to work to the Standard required by Legal Aid Agency SQM, Peer Review Criteria & Guidance
· Deal with a large volume of cases
· Excellent IT and organisational skills
· Experience in advocacy and a desire to develop this skill
This list is not exhaustive
Amongst the benefits we offer are:
Competitive salary up to £55,000 dependant on experience. with annual review
Excellent holiday package: 26 days, plus bank holidays
Closed Lunchtime 24 December to January 2nd for Christmas break
Training, development and career progression opportunities
Generous Pension scheme contribution
Hybrid working model (Following initial Training period)
Great extra perks:
Employee Assistance Confidential Helpline
Bike to work Scheme
Company social events
Staff referral bonus scheme
Eye care scheme
A relaxed dress code
Remote Working Considered
WTB Solicitors LLP is an equal opportunities employer. It promotes a culture where diversity is valued, respected and built upon, attracts and retains a workforce based on merit and ability and is reflective of the communities it is part of.
Please submit your cv & a short letter (300 word max) as to why you you would be suitable for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Up to £55,000.00 per year
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Housing caseworker / solicitor (part or full time) – Bristol Law Centre
Closing date: Monday, 29th January 2024
Hours: 21-35 hours (35 hours being full time)
Location: Bristol, option for hybrid working
Salary: £33,000-36,000 (pro rata) starting salary, dependent on experience
(Pay award pending)
7% pension, generous leave (30 days + bank holidays (pro rata), plus the time between Christmas and New Year), employee assistance programme, flexible and generous policies and commitment to staff learning and development.
Bristol Law Centre is a charity offering free signposting/referrals, legal advice and representation (advocacy) to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our communities. We work in Bristol and the wider region to deliver vital and free legal support, often where no other option of similar services exist. We work to achieve incredible outcomes for people in many areas of social welfare law.
We wish to grow our dedicated housing team.
This is an opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive team in a vibrant, artistic, historic and diverse city; surrounded by beautiful countryside at the gateway to Wales and the South-West. Our modern offices are situated close to Bristol Temple Meads station and the city centre. We are flexible to part time or full time working (35 hours per week), and to hybrid work. Our friendly and committed housing team are one of only a few in the area and we wish to grow to ensure more people are helped, working closely with many partners in the city and beyond.
Application Details: To apply for this role, please return your completed application form (downloads available below) via email to email@example.com by 12noon on 29th January 2024.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
Interview dates TBA.
For an informal chat about the role, including experience/hours/location, contact Laura, Housing Solicitor, on firstname.lastname@example.org