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PARALEGAL

Contract Term: 35 hours per week. One-year fixed term

Salary Up to £29,000 plus 8-9% pension (depending upon experience)

If you think that decent housing is a fundamental human need and right, and are prepared to help us fight to end the blight of homelessness, poor living conditions, discrimination and the threat of eviction to people living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and surrounding boroughs, please read on………

Organisation Detail

Based in Woolwich and Bromley, Greenwich Housing Rights is one of the leading providers of social welfare legal advice in South East London representing local people facing eviction and homelessness. We represent clients at court, provide litigation services and through our helpline, telephone and online services and network of local hubs, we provide expert information, advice and support to people in housing crisis. Alongside this, we are committed to tackling the root causes of our client’s housing problems through wider campaigning and policy work.

In recent years GHR has experienced a surge in demand for housing advice and representation and it is seeking to expand its team to cater for that demand. We are seeking a full-time to join its busy team of caseworkers and solicitors.  We are social justice lawyers fighting or our resident’s housing rights. We provide access to justice for our clients beyond the confines of the current legal aid contract.

The successful candidate will be involved in delivering a range of internal and outreach advice services, casework and will also provide assistance at our emergency housing representation services at Bromley and Bexley Magistrates Court.

This is a one-year fixed term role which may, depending on performance and business need, lead to a training contract or similar

If interested please contact contact [email protected] 

 Closing date: 5.30 on 17th June 2022.

 Interview expected to be in the week of the 24th June 2022

 

CRISIS NAVIGATOR

 Salary: up to £30,000 pro rata plus 8% pension contribution

Contract Term: 21 -35 hours per week (tbc). Two year fixed term contract

PURPOSE OF POST

The post is funded for two years by the Trust for London and is designed to help clients resolve crisis so that they can keep their homes. The purpose of this role is to provide, mainly welfare benefits, debt and housing assistance and support to mitigate crisis (including increased cost of living and the effects of the pandemic), to assist housing advisors represent clients at court.

We aim to identify those in housing crisis, many with unresolved issues over a prolonged period of time, and provide support for them to overcome the immediate crisis and work towards longer term stability.

The successful candidate will be employed by Greenwich Housing Rights and will be required to take up the post almost immediately. The Crisis Navigator role involves significant face to face contact with the public at our Bromley or Woolwich offices, at the Foodbanks, our outreach community centres and/or alongside the Duty Advisors at County Courts in either Bromley or Woolwich.

If interested please contact [email protected] 

 Closing date: 5.30 on 10th June 2022.

Interview expected to be in the week of the 20th June 2022

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