SALARY: Salary: £30,978 - £32,778
HOURS: Full time – 40 hours per week
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director/Management Committee
To reduce poverty and improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent by:
Providing legal advice and assistance in housing law to those living, working or studying in London.
Brent Community Law Centre (BCLC) was the first publicly funded Law Centre in the country.
We provide quality advice and assistance in relation to housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum matters for the benefit of people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Brent as well as organisations based in the area, including community and voluntary groups.
We also provide a specialist telephone advice line in the above areas in conjunction with the Brent Advice Partnership, a partnership with four other local advice agencies.
We hold Legal Aid contacts in housing, immigration and asylum and community care and also undertake work under project/grant funding and on a fee-charging basis.
BCLC is managed by local people through a Management Committee and staff operate though a collective structure rather than a hierarchical one.
BCLC is accredited under the Law Society’s LEXCEL Scheme and is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association.
BCLC is seeking to recruit a full time Supervising Debt and Housing Solicitor to join our existing housing team, comprising of two part-time solicitors
The post holder will be responsible for delivering the housing matter starts we have been allocated by the LAA, including commencing and conducting certificated work and providing representation at court.
The post will also involve providing advice through our specialist telephone advice line, undertaking outreach work, and contributing to the management of the Law Centre through the Staff Collective.
The post-holder will need to have at least two years experience of providing advice, casework and representation in housing law.
For application pack: email: email@example.com
Closing date: Sunday, 30 November 2017 at 5.30 pm
BCLC is seeking to recruit a full time Supervising Debt & Housing