New Vacancy: Housing Advisor

New Vacancy: Housing Advisor

Posted : 22nd September 2020

Watson Woodhouse Ltd is expanding its housing team and is seeking new team members to work from the Middlesbrough Office.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team dealing with a wide range of housing issues including possession, eviction, disrepair and homelessness.

As a leading provider in Housing Law, Watson Woodhouse Ltd hold a contract to deliver the Civil Legal Advice (CLA) service, which is a national advice line, in the category of Housing and Debt.

Role:                                    Housing Advisor

Department:                     Housing

Location:                            Middleborough

Salary:                                Competitive

Closing Date: 19/10/2020

Role

The successful candidate will be required to obtain instructions and advise clients as part of the CLA remote advice line.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To provide telephone advice;
  • Assessing clients eligibility to receive legal aid funding;
  • Providing legal advice including advising clients on potential challenges to legal proceedings;
  • Undertake a range of legal activities including legal research and case preparation;
  • Completing legal help forms;
  • Administrative work such as document file management.

What we are looking for

 We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Legal qualification is preferable. However, all candidates with relevant experience in providing advice will be considered;
  • Experience in dealing sensitively with clients and successfully managing difficult situations and conversations;
  • The ability to extract relevant information quickly;
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment and being able to deal rapidly with numerous issues;
  • The ability to think on your feet;
  • Experience of progressing cases / issues;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, demonstrated by an ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure; and
  • The ability to work as part of a team.  

Competitive salary and training provided.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter to kcunningham@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk

Should you have any questions in relation to the role please feel free to contact Kaye Cunningham on the email above.

Contacting Us

01642 247656 info@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk 24 Hour Arrest Helpline 01642 917175

Head Office

102-108 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
Teesside
TS1 2HJ
United Kingdom

Company Registration Number: 10868114 VAT Number: 499 468 172

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