Bury Law Centre is recruiting an experienced caseworker to join our established Housing Team. We want a housing worker who meets the LAA supervisory criteria or would be capable of meeting the criteria within a short time period. The hours are Monday to Friday, 35 hpw: we also invite applications for working part time hours that would enable us to fulfil our commitments.
The successful candidate will provide high quality advice and representation to the Law Centre’s clients, and supervision and compliance with the Legal Aid Agency contract. S/he must be a supportive and creative team worker, interested in providing innovative housing advice outside of Legal Aid and be capable of being self-servicing. Secretarial support is also available for some case work as needed across the Law Centre team.
We run a wide range of housing cases covered by Legal Aid certificates, a significant amount of representation work and we run the housing court duty scheme. The successful candidate(s) will be involved with other staff in new, project -funded housing work with community partners which will provide services outside the legal aid framework.
The Advice Transition programme has increased the close and positive co-operation with other Bury advice agencies and two of the Transition Development team are based at the Law Centre. The Law Centre has always worked well with and is central to, the advice systems in Bury. We have a volunteer scheme and run an evening clinic hosted by volunteer lawyers. This is a dynamic time and opportunity for an enthusiastic person(s) to develop a mixed range of collaborative advice services in the future.
For an application pack please email the contact below. The pack will also be available shortly from the Law Centre website. In line with our recruitment policy, only applications prepared using the application pack will be considered: CVs cannot be a substitute.
Closing date: not earlier than end July:will be confirmed in Application pack
Salary: within the range £26,000 – 31,000 pa, pro rata to 35 hpw: starting salary dependent on experience
Contact: Joanne Tucci
Address: Bury Law Centre, 8 Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DL http://www.burylawcentre.co.uk
Telephone: 0161 272 0666