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Job ads – Suffolk, Coventry/Birmingham, North West Wales


Suffolk Law Centre

Housing Solicitor / Legal Aid Supervisor 

Salary: £30,000 – £37,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Permanent Contract

Full Time (37 hours per week)

*No Application Deadline – Open-Ended Job Advert*

This is an exciting opportunity for a Housing Solicitor / Caseworker to join our small, dedicated team at Suffolk Law Centre to help develop and expand our Housing legal advice service, and continue the provision of early legal advice and assistance to help vulnerable clients gain access to justice.

Whilst we are seeking someone who meets or can work towards the Housing Legal Aid Supervisor requirements, we are also interested in hearing from potential candidates who have any housing law experience.  Our Housing legal advice service is a core service that we are currently unable to offer to new clients whilst this post remains vacant.  We have grant funding to develop our Housing service and we are interested in any candidate wishing to train up to be a Legal Aid Supervisor.  As a member of Law Centres Network, we can offer extensive training, development and mutual support.

Whilst this job can be undertaken partially hybrid, it will need attendance at our office and local Courts so cannot be fully remote.

The post is based at our offices in Ipswich, Suffolk.  Ipswich has a vibrant legal, non-profit and cultural community and excellent transport links to London. The delights of the Suffolk coast and countryside are within easy reach, and house prices significantly lower than London/home-counties.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact us via the means below.

Whilst the post is open to all, we are particularly keen to attract candidates who are from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the law, and who may have experienced of some of the issues faced by our clients.

Contact:                                            For an application pack, please email

or call Sue Wardell on 01473 934765

Deadline for applications:           None – Please contact us if you are interested in applying for this vacancy

We are an Equal Opportunities employer


Central England Law Centre

Job Title: Housing caseworker/solicitor

Salary: Up to £35,948

Hours: Full-time (37 hours per week)

Location: Tyseley, Birmingham (with some potential for hybrid working)

About this role

Central England Law Centre (CELC) provides a vital service to clients across Coventry and Birmingham, providing support for all aspects of housing law through a team of dedicated solicitors, caseworkers, paralegals and support workers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced caseworker or solicitor to join the team, supporting our clients across Birmingham in the delivery of casework through the Law Centre’s Legal Aid contract.

The successful candidate will be subject to a basic DBS check.


– Advise clients on all aspects of housing law through face-to-face and telephone appointments
– Undertake casework and represent clients at court as appropriate
– Liaise with the Legal Aid Agency in respect of funding applications and claims
– Complete public funding forms via CCMS and paper applications where appropriate
– Promptly cost and bill closed cases in order to meet individual and team targets

Person Specification:

– A solicitor or caseworker with proven experience of the delivery of casework through a legal aid contract
– A demonstrable commitment to social justice
– The ability to work sympathetically and effectively with a wide variety of clients
– Experience of advocating for clients in court and with other agencies
– Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of legal aid eligibility requirements and legal aid applications

About CELC:

A fairer, more just society in which an understanding of rights and their power is embedded within communities.

Central England Law Centre is the UK’s largest Law Centre. Our size enables us to provide legal expertise across eight different areas of social welfare law including: discrimination; employment; health and social care; housing; immigration and asylum; public law; and welfare benefits. This means that we can offer services that can address all of the interconnected problems people face in their everyday lives.

Our services are rooted in the communities we serve and we are an organisation that uses its legal expertise to improve the lives of those who are often vulnerable and socially excluded due to poverty, illness or disability.

What we offer:

37-hour working week;
Flexible working hours and a hybrid working arrangement;
28 days holiday (rising by 1 day per year of service to 35 days after 5 years of service) plus 8 statutory days;
Pension scheme membership;
Access to an employee assistance programme;

We invite interested candidates to download our Recruitment Pack for this role from our website – Housing Solicitor / Caseworker | Central England Law Centre Limited ( Main Site ) (

Closing date: 12pm on the 15th May 2024

Interviews will be held in week commencing: 20th or 27th May 2024


Shelter Cymru

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people.

We help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

We are now looking to recruit for the following position to join our team.  If you want to help end homelessness in Wales, we would love to hear from you.

SC722–Housing Law Caseworker

(North West Wales)

Rhyl or Felinheli office

35 hours per week

 £26,862 per annum

An exciting opportunity has now arisen at Shelter Cymru for a Housing Law Caseworker who will work within our Housing Services team based in Rhyl or Felinheli.

The post holder will be part of a team who provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services across the North West Wales region.

Shelter Cymru offers a high level of support, a welcoming work environment and an excellent package of benefits – for further details of the key benefits available please

visit the recruitment page of our website

To apply, visit our website at or telephone 01792 469400

CLOSING DATE:   10am – 17 May 2024


Shelter Cymru recruits based on merit and wants a workforce that reflects the diversity of individuals in housing need. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people who are currently under-represented within our workforce

Registered Charity No: 515902

Mae Shelter Cymru yn bodoli i amddiffyn yr hawl i gartref diogel yng Nghymru ac i frwydro yn erbyn yr effaith ddinistriol mae’r argyfwng tai yn ei chael ar bobl.

Rydym yn helpu miloedd o bobl bob blwyddyn drwy gynnig cyngor tai arbenigol, annibynnol ac am ddim, ac yn ymgyrchu i oresgyn yr hyn sydd wrth wraidd yr argyfwng tai

Rydym am recriwtio rhywun ar gyfer y swydd ganlynol i ymuno â’n tîm. Os hoffech chi helpu i ddod â digartrefedd i ben yng Nghymru, byddem wrth ein bodd yn clywed gennych.

SC722 – Gweithiwr Achos Cyfraith Tai

Gogledd Orllewin Cymru

Swyddfa Rhyl neu Felinheli

35 awr yr wythnos

£26,862 y flwyddyn

Mae cyfle cyffrous bellach wedi codi yn Shelter Cymru ar gyfer Gweithiwr Achos Cyfraith Tai a fydd yn gweithio yn ein tîm Gwasanaethau Tai yn y Rhyl neu’r Felinheli.

Bydd deiliaid y swydd yn rhan o dîm sy’n darparu Gwasanaeth Cyngor Tai Cenedlaethol trwy gymysgedd o wasanaethau canolfan, llys ac allgymorth ledled rhanbarth Gogledd – Orllewin Cymru.

Mae Shelter Cymru yn cynnig lefel uchel o gefnogaeth, amgylchedd gwaith croesawgar a phecyn rhagorol o fuddion – i gael mwy o fanylion am y buddion allweddol sydd ar gael ewch i dudalen recriwtio ein gwefan

I wneud cais, ewch i’n gwefan yn neu ffoniwch 01792 469400

DYDDIAD CAU:  10yb– 17 Mai

Mae Shelter Cymru un recriwtio ar sail teilyngdod ac eisiau gweithlu sy’n adlewyrchu amrywiaeth unigolion mewn angen tai. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau yn abrennig gan bobl Ddu, Asiaidd a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig sydd heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol yn ein gweithlu ar hyn o bryd.

Rhif Elusen Gofrestredig: 515902


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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