Practice Area: Housing
Location: Coventry, West Midlands
Job Type: Housing Caseworker/Solicitor
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Salary:Negotiable up to £29,410 (caseworker) or £31,942 (solicitor) based on experience
Closing Date: 10.00am, Friday 26th September 2014
Interview Date: 10.00am, Monday 6th October 2014
With a reputation for excellence, we provide specialist legal advice & representation to combat disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. We also influence local and national policy to improve public services for the most vulnerable - we use the law to achieve change.
We cover nine areas of social welfare law and we hold a Legal Aid contract in Housing in Coventry. We are also contracted to operate the Housing Duty Solicitor Scheme at Coventry Combined Court.
If you are motivated by the chance to make a difference and would like to work in a team that combines specialist knowledge of housing law and be at the forefront of the provision of specialist legal advice in a unique setting.
We are seeking a caseworker ideally with experience of housing law and experience of handling a caseload although we are prepared to train you if you demonstrate the necessary skills and attributes. You will be part of a team that is trying to make a difference.
You will handle a manageable caseload, but in addition will be expected to spend some of your time on other work, such as seeking to influence policy within local government and public services and working with voluntary organisations and others to increase awareness of legal rights.
We operate from city centre offices, and our terms and conditions include 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory days, flexible working hours and pension scheme membership.
For an application pack go to www.covlaw.org.uk/jobs/current.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org