Housing Paralegal

Posted 14 March by Right and Square Recruitment
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Housing Paralegal

A superb opportunity for a Housing Paralegal with a view to offer a training contract

Our client, is currently recruiting for a full-time housing paralegal with a view to offer a training contract following 6 to 12 months of satisfactory employment.

The firm holds legal aid contracts to provide legal services in housing.

Candidate specification

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A 2.1 degree in any subject, or a 2.2 degree in any subject and at least 3 A-levels at grades A to C;
  • An LPC qualification;
  • At least 8 months’ previous work experience in at least one area of housing law (for example, possession proceedings, homelessness, disrepair claims etc.);
  • Previous experience of making legal aid applications or a willingness to learn about the same;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong IT skills, preferable with previous experience of using a case management system, working with scanned documents, etc; and
  • Commercial awareness.

Candidates invited to interview will be expected to demonstrate that they possess all or most of the above.

Under Supervision of a Housing Solicitor, Housing Paralegal will be expected to-

  • advise and assist tenants who are subject to possession proceedings or eviction
  • advise and assist homeless applicants or those threatened with homelessness,
  • advise and assist clients whose home is in a state of disrepair or presents a serious risk to their health and safety.
  • advise and assist clientswho need protection from harassment by a neighbour/landlord or have been unlawfully evicted.
  • advise and assist clients whose landlord or Local Authority is applying for a civil injunction, Community Protection Notice (CPN) or Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for anti-social behaviour

The vacancy is for a full-time housing paralegal who may, after 6 to 12 months satisfactory employment, be offered a training contract.

Hours: Monday- Friday from 9am to 6pm.

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Right & Square Recruitment is an employment agency and employment business

Required skills

  • Harassment
  • Social Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Housing Management

Reference: 37511428

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