North Wales – based in Wrexham, Rhyl or Felinheli
Salary - £28,000 - £31,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)
Full time position – 35 hours per week
We are looking for an enthusiastic full time Solicitor to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law & to represent homeless people or people in housing need in North Wales.
- Suitable candidates need to be a qualified Solicitor and if not already experienced in Housing Law must be willing to develop the skills and knowledge to conduct housing casework.
- There is an emphasis on achieving successful outcomes for our clients; there is a variety of Legal work carried out under Legal Aid Agency (LAA) contracts including certificated, legal help and court duty.
- You will maintain an active caseload (including litigation), which enables homeless people or those with housing problems to enforce their existing rights.
- The position will involve close working with colleagues, courts, a range of local authorities & Housing Associations and other local agencies.
- You will provide support to Shelter Cymru’s housing advice services by answering queries on housing law, the legal process, tactics and other relevant areas of law
- You will have excellent drafting, communication and analytical skills and the ability to work independently.
- You will assist with advising Shelter Cymru’s policy and campaigns team on relevant legal changes and their implications, as well as delivering training / briefings on aspects of housing law.
Closing date: Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 10.00am
Interview date: Wednesday 16th May 2018 (to be held in Wrexham)
Shelter Cymru offers generous terms and conditions, including 29 days annual leave for full time members of staff plus 2 concessionary Shelter Cymru days. If you want to help end homelessness in Wales, we would love to hear from you
For further information, a job description & application form please visit our website - https://sheltercymru.org.uk/what-we-do/work-with-us/current-vacancies/
Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.
We understand the damage that bad housing causes. Every day we deal with the effect it has on people's lives.
Shelter Cymru challenges discrimination in all areas of its work and employment practices.
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