|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Department||Housing and Asylum/Immigration Law|
|Reports to||Senior Advice Manager|
|Location||Brighton & Hove,
|Hours||37 hours per week|
BHT is a charity and a registered housing association working in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings and other parts of Sussex.
BHT’s Mission is to combat homelessness, create opportunities, and promote change and aims to achieve this Mission through a network of interlinked projects. By providing direct, practical services combined with a commitment to challenge the causes of poverty and inequality, we hope to achieve a supportive structure which men and women can use in a variety of ways to improve the quality of their lives.
Our advice services hold the Specialist Quality Mark and the Asylum/Immigration service is OISC accredited.
Our Advice Services in Brighton and Hove provide legal advice on housing, asylum, and related social welfare matters. The service consists of the following:
BHT’s East Sussex Advice Services are based in offices in Eastbourne and Hastings.
The service consists of:
The service consists of:
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive training in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society in order to qualify as a solicitor and to handle under supervision, legal cases and advice, and matters as allocated by the training principle and supervising solicitors.
To ensure that all such work is carried out to the requirements of relevant clients and to appropriate professional standards.
No job description can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times and the post holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time which are broadly consistent with those in this document.
This post requires that the post holder has the following skills and experience to fulfil the job description. Please address yourself to the points marked * and explain clearly how your experience and knowledge meets each of these requirements.
|*||1.||Law degree or equivalent.|
|*||2.||Successful completion of the Law Society Legal Practice Course.|
|*||3.||Good Academic knowledge of the Law.|
|*||4.||Ability to research and advise upon areas of law.|
|*||5.||Ability to work with a wide range of clients, many who find it difficult to communicate due to language barriers, ill health and learning disabilities.|
|*||6.||Ability to convey written information clearly and accurately to a wide range of participants, including clients, partner agencies and government departments.|
|*||7.||Ability to speak confidently, conveying clear messages to a wide range of listeners.|
|*||8.||An ability to think strategically and exercise judgement in the interests of clients.|
|*||9.||Ability to provide responsive and proactive casework for clients.|
|*||10.||Ability to manage a caseload, ensuring deadlines and quality standards are met.|
|*||11.||Ability to quickly absorb and interpret information.|
|*||12.||A methodical and analytical approach to work.|
|*||13.||Good negotiation and advocacy skills.|
|Skill and ability to successfully complete the Law Society Asylum & Immigration Accreditation exams to Level 2.|
|14.||Ability to work under pressure, prioritise competing demands and deal with stress.|
|*||15.||Ability to travel across Brighton, Eastbourne & Hastings.|
|16.||A willingness to work collaboratively with team members.|
|*||17.||A flexible and proactive approach to problem solving.|
|*||18.||A Commitment to enforcing the legal rights of the vulnerable and disadvantaged who are facing housing, immigration/asylum and welfare benefit issues.|
|*||19.||A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practice.|
|20.||A commitment to on-going professional development.|
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