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Legal Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,412 – £19,385
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th March 2019

  • Advertised from 12th March 2019
  • + excellent benefits. Fixed term contract until 31st March 2020.


Closing date: 25 March 2019 at 11.30pm

Do you have excellent administration and audio/copy typing skills? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Legal Administrator 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.

Housing has become a national emergency that affects all of us. At Shelter Scotland, we believe a safe home isn’t just a fundamental need - it should be a right. That’s why, more than ever, this year and beyond we are leading the way to a safe home. We’re going to rally the country to join us on our mission to rise up, speak with a united voice, pick up the pieces and fix the underlying problem. Together we can bring fundamental change. And no matter how long it takes, we will succeed.

About the Role

As a Legal Administrator, 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, managing diaries, scanning and photocopying, entering information onto our case management systems and communicating with clients and third parties

About you

Your outstanding administrative and organisational skills will be critical to your success in this role. As well as proven audio and copy typing skills, you will have ideally worked in a legal environment so you are used to legal documents, but training can be given. You’re proactive, creative and commercially aware with great written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million 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.

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 Scotland 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 Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website