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Housing Caseworker / Solicitor

Salary Range: £23,460- £29,520 per annum
depending on experience & qualifications, including Solicitors weighting.

Contract base hours of work: 37.5 hours per week.

Location: Derby and DHA office locations

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 12.30pm


Closing Date: 28/08/2018

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated individual to provide specialist housing advice across DHA’s offices and project locations. You will provide advice, advocacy and Court representation to help prevent homelessness and housing difficulty.

You should be a team player, able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work. The ideal candidate will be an excellent relationship builder having strong negotiation and communication skills and must have relevant experience of providing specialist housing advice and have knowledge of legislation, case law and social policy in the area of housing.

The successful candidates for the position will have:
• A minimum of 6 months specialist working knowledge of legislation, case law and social policy relating to Housing Law.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
• An ability to deal with people in difficult and pressurised situations
• A strong desire to make a positive difference to someone’s’ life;
• Experience of advocating with agencies or services;
• The ability to formulate complex letters and reports;
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines and targets.

NB: If you fulfill the 2018 Housing/Debt LAA supervisory standard or can demonstrate how you plan to do this; and have 3 years housing/debt case involvement, preferably with experience of casework supervision and/or completion of supervisor training within the last 12 months, DHA may be able to consider your application as a supervisor position.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to arrive no later than the closing date to:
• hr@dhadvice.org, or
• In an envelope marked confidential to Human Resources, Direct Help & Advice, Phoenix Street, Derby, DE1 2ER


Supporting Documentation

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Housing Caseworker / Solicitor - Job Description (.doc file)

Practice Manager

Salary: £19,000 - £22,000 per annum, plus ‘out of hours’ enhancement

Contract base hours of work: 37.5 hours per week.
Plus ‘out of hours’ shifts on a rota system between the hours of 5.00pm – 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am – 12.30pm on a Saturday.

Location: Derby and DHA office locations

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 12.30pm


Closing Date: 28/08/2018

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to be responsible for the management of all office facilities and the administration department, ensuring the provision of a professional, effective and efficient administration and reception service, including administrative duties on all public funding cases.

Working in a busy environment, the successful candidate will be required to work with minimal supervision and be able to demonstrate excellent administration and analytical skills, with a confident approach to office systems and reporting. This is a broad role which requires strong time management and prioritisation skills in order to be effective.

You should be a team player, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining a high standard of work. You will be an excellent relationship builder, having strong negotiation and communication skills and have experience of providing supervision and support to staff and volunteers.

Excellent IT and communication skills are also essential, as is the ability to deal with people in difficult and pressurised situations.

The post-holder will be required to cover at least one ‘out of hours’ shift per week on a rota basis which will be worked either in the office or from home. An enhancement will be paid for ‘out of hours’ shifts worked.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to arrive no later than the closing date to:
• hr@dhadvice.org, or
• In an envelope marked confidential to Human Resources, Direct Help & Advice, Phoenix Street, Derby, DE1 2ER

Supporting Documentation

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Practice Manager - Job Description (.docx file)

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