Social Welfare Law (Housing) Adviser/ Solicitor

Salary: Negotiable, dependent on level of experience and outcome of recruitment screening
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Location: Option for 25% home working week, travel across Bury and Bolton, along with other areas of the North West and Yorkshire region, as required
Closing Date: Wednesday 18th May, 4pm
Interviews:  Thursday 26th May

Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton (CABB) is a leading provider of legal advice and information, supporting thousands of clients every year. We are a busy, client focused and dynamic service with a track record of delivering high quality advice. Our services are delivered between 8am – 6pm.

We’re seeking to appoint an experienced Housing Adviser/ Fee-Earner/ Solicitor. Within our staffing structure, the role will be called a Social Welfare Law (Housing) Adviser/ Solicitor. 

The Housing Adviser/ Solicitor will handle their own Legal Aid caseload of matters from instruction through to completion, acting on behalf of tenants, including but not limited to:

  • Possession Claims for rent arrears both private and social sectors
  • Possession claims under accelerated procedure
  • Anti-social behaviour injunctions
  • Unlawful Eviction Injunctions
  • Disrepair Claims
  • Homelessness s204 appeals to the County Court and beyond
  • Judicial reviews

The Housing Adviser/ Solicitor will be required to work across all advice channels including digital, face to face and telephone, and various activity centres providing housing advice to clients, while simultaneously developing our housing advice team. 


At CABB, we value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) as these communities are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non-binary candidates.


To Apply


Here is the full job pack, which includes full details of the role and person specification.


Your CV & covering letter should be sent to, clearly stating the role you are applying for. 

Applications received after the closing date & time (see top of page), will not be considered. 


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