Job title: BHT Advice Volunteer
BHT Advice is part of BHT Legal Services. BHT Legal Services comprises:
- BHT Advice – housing advice and housing options
- Immigration Legal Service – immigration advice
BHT provides one of the largest independent legal services in the country employing 30 staff made up of a mixture solicitors, advisers and support staff.
Brighton and Hove has one of the highest levels of homelessness and housing need in the country. Single homelessness is especially high. Brighton and Hove has double the national average of private rented accommodation at 20%. BHT Advice deal with around 2,400 housing matters (including court duty scheme) in a year, 60% are homeless or threatened with being homeless (approximately 386 may have slept rough)
BHT Advice is funded by the Legal Services Commission. We have an LSC Specialist Quality mark in housing, benefit and debt advice and LSC funding to provide a court duty scheme. We have LSC Preferred Partner Status. We have a Not for Profit contract in debt and welfare benefits and an outreach service for Lewes prison.
The Volunteer role is to help with reception and administration duties. If interested, please contact via email: [email protected]