|Job Title||Legal Apprentice|
|Department||Operations (Legal Advice & Casework)|
|Reports to||Solicitor Master / Advice Services Manager|
|Grade/Salary||£19,815 per annum|
|Hours||37 hours per week.|
We work tirelessly everyday to keep people in their homes and help them with their housing problems. We believe that everyone should have a home.
Housing Rights was established as a charity in 1964. The charity’s mission is to improve lives by tackling homelessness and housing problems, and works towards the vision: ‘When everyone has a home.
Housing Rights is the leading provider of independent advice, training and information on housing and homelessness issues in Northern Ireland. The organisation also has an effective policy, practice and research team who work to influence and deliver positive change. All work is aimed at preventing homelessness, helping people access appropriate accommodation, and where possible, helping people sustain their existing accommodation. The charity recognises that this is not always possible, and also works to help alleviate homelessness for people who, for whatever reason, find themselves facing this crisis.
Housing Rights works on behalf of anyone who is homeless or in housing need in Northern Ireland, and clients are drawn from a diverse range of groups and from all communities. The office is based in Belfast but services are provided to the whole of Northern Ireland.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to email@example.com
|Education/Training|| Law degree or relevant equivalent degree with offer from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies of a place on the NI solicitor’s vocational training course in September 2022*
* candidates should note that the offer of the Fellowship will be conditional on achieving a place on the ILPS solicitors course after offer of post and passing the ILPS examination.
|Relevant Experience/Training||*Demonstrable experience of working to promote social justice||✓|
|*Demonstrated experience of writing / presenting information to a range of audiences||✓|
|* Demonstrated experience of analytical skills and the ability to form persuasive evidence-based arguments||✓|
|*Experience of working in partnership to promote social justice||✓|
|*An understanding of housing and homelessness issues in Northern Ireland||✓|
|*Experience of handling customer/client enquiries by telephone, on-line or on a face-to-face basis in a busy helpline/customer services environment||✓|
|*Experience of handling complex customer enquiries||✓|
|Knowledge||*Knowledge of social justice issues relevant to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups||✓|
|Skills/Attributes||*Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing||✓|
|*Skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel||✓|
|Good interpersonal and teamwork skills||✓|
|Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail to tight timelines||✓|
|*Be able to use MS Teams, client databases and telephony systems in a customer focused environment.||✓|
|Values||A passion for affecting positive change||✓|
|A commitment to the values of Housing Rights www.housingrights.org.uk||✓|
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