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VACANCY: Housing Solicitor/Senior Caseworker and Paralegals (x2) - deadline 14 July 2023 at 5pm


Housing Solicitor/Senior Caseworker: £37,000-£42,000 according to experience
Key duties:
• To provide specialist casework and representation in housing law
• To provide case supervision and to meet the Legal Aid supervisor standard
• To ensure compliance with Legal Aid Agency contract and funding requirements
• To be familiar with SRA requirements
• To act as duty solicitor
• To provide outreach advice and training
The successful candidate will have specialist knowledge of housing law and public funding covering homelessness, possession proceedings, warrants, serious disrepair and Judicial Review, and experience of managing a caseload representing social housing tenants, private sector tenants and homeless applicants.


For an informal discussion please telephone Sean Canning on 0208 985 5236.


Housing Job Description and Person Specification

Application form

Applications should be emailed to admin@hclc.org.uk, clearly stating Housing Recruitment in the subject box.


Closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2023 @ 5pm


Paralegals x2: £26,000 (full time)

Hackney Community Law Centre is looking for two new paralegals to join our housing and welfare benefits teams. Candidates will need to show a dedication to social justice, a good understanding of public law and an evidenced interest in social welfare issues.

Context of the post: The post holder will provide efficient and effective legal advice, assistance and representation for clients, maintaining the highest standards of professional expertise and client care at all times.


They can expect to assist solicitors running a caseload consisting of housing and benefits casework and to carry out their own casework under supervision.


This position is ideally suitable for someone seeking experience in legal aid advice. The Law Centre may be prepared to offer a training contract to a suitable candidate subject to performance.

Term: 12 months initially

Based at: 8 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD


To apply please submit a covering letter and CV by email to admin@hclc.org.uk, clearly stating Paralegal Recruitment in the Subject box.


Closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2023 @ 5pm