28.5 hours per week either 9.5 hours on Wednesday Thursday or Friday or 5.7 hours Monday-Friday
Closing date: 8 March 2020 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 17 March 2020
Do you have excellent administration skills and a typing speed of at least 70wpm? Then join Shelter as a Legal Typist and you could soon be playing a vital role ensuring our legal team have the administrative and secretarial support they need to help more people whose housing rights are at risk or denied.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Our Manchester based services consist of a solicitor led legal team providing advice and representation and help at court, an advice support and guidance team that helps people with housing, debt or welfare benefit issues and an advice offer that’s available to clients accessing the Motiv8 programme. Additionally, we provide specialist support services, including Housing First, the Greater Manchester Entrenched Rough Sleepers Service and Inspiring Change Manchester. We also have a committed team of volunteers that offer peer support, mentoring and more general volunteering, thus adding significant value to our core service offer. Put simply, it's a great place to work, so if you have the experience we need, get in touch.
About the Role
As a Legal Typist, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the legal team’s work, enabling them to maximise their casework hours. On any given day that could involve providing a swift and extremely accurate audio typing service to solicitors, file management including photocopying and filing, processing of key legal paperwork, data entry and diary management. It will also see you prepare and deliver bundles and documents for court.
Your outstanding administrative and organisational skills will be critical to your success in this role. As well as proven audio and copy typing skills, with a minimum speed of 70wpmm and the ability to use Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint.You’re proactive, creative and commercially aware with great written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working as part of a busy team.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Legal team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. In addition to this, we encourage an approach to involving people with personal insight of housing issues and homelessness in our recruitment processes.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.