Immigration Solicitor

Ealing Law Centre
22/06/2015 - 20/07/2015

Ealing Law Centre is looking for an experienced Immigration Solicitor to spearhead immigration work in West London’s new and ambitious Law Centre.

Ealing Law Centre opened in April 2013; since then it has developed a range of innovative services and strategic litigation, which go well beyond what is in scope for Legal Aid. One of these is the award-winning Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens which ELC has been helping to establish and support.

If appointed, you will be responsible for carrying out the Law Centre’s general immigration casework, advising on immigration and citizenship applications, pursuing complex cases and reviews on behalf of our clients, taking part in delivering our outreach and training programmes, and supporting our strategic litigation. This will include the management of complex cases covering all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law at all levels, including Tribunals and the higher courts.

You will need to

  • be a fully qualified solicitor
  • have at least three years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework
  • be accredited as a level 2 Supervisor in the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • have a passion for social justice, a real understanding of the needs of diverse and vulnerable clients, especially children, young adults and their carers, and experience of working with them
  • be able to plan and manage your workload effectively and work on your own initiative
  • be able to work effectively and collaboratively within a team of professionals and volunteers from a very diverse group and
  • have networking skills which will enable you to build strong relationships with other voluntary and statutory agencies,
  • have experience and a good knowledge of the legal aid system for immigration advice and representation (Legal Help, Controlled Legal Representation and Certificated)

This is an opportunity to work in an organisation with a strong reputation in a specialist area of law, to be in at the birth of something exciting and worthwhile, to help shape it, and to develop your reputation and career at the same time.

The post has funding already in place for the next three years, and ELC would want the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

For an application pack, e-mail info@ealinglaw.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon Monday 20th July.

22/06/2015 - 09/07/2015

VACANCY: Paralegal – Family Law – women only applicants

Full time to start in July. Fixed term contract to 31 March 2016 (may be extended subject to funding)

Salary –£16,000 per annum

Do you have a passion for family law?

Newcastle Law Centre is a North East charity providing specialist legal advice in a range of areas of Law.

We are looking for an exceptional paralegal to work alongside our Family Solicitor, providing Family Law advice to low income residents in Newcastle and across the North East.

The post-holder will be required to attend outreach in a range of venues across the North East, including in women’s refuges.

For this role, attitude and approach are as important as experience. We are looking for a paralegal with genuine compassion towards vulnerable clients, a passion for access to justice and an approachable and unflappable manner.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 9th July

Please note if we experience a high volume of applications we may bring the deadline forward. Early application is advised.

Interviews will take place on: Friday 17th July

Full details and an application pack: http://newcastlelawcentre.co.uk/get-involved/job-vacancies

12/06/2015 - 15/07/2015

Wiltshire Law Centre has a temporary vacancy for a Welfare Benefits Advisor based in our central Swindon office. The vacancy is for a fixed period from 1st July 2015 to 30th September 2015                     for 2 days (14 hours) per week.

Subject to gaining appropriate funding the contract could be extended beyond this period.

The salary is £26276 pa (pro-rata to a FTE of 35 hours) plus holidays of 27 days plus statutory again pro-rata.

  • The Wiltshire Law Centre is a not for profit advice agency specialising in free advice in the areas of Housing, Welfare Benefits and Debt. The aim of the service is to reduce the risk of homelessness, assisting clients with Benefit appeals and reduced indebtedness.
  • The role of the Welfare Benefits Adviser will involve advising clients on a variety of Welfare Benefits issues including Tribunal appeals on ESA and PIP/DLA. A close understanding of welfare benefits   and the impending changes surrounding PIP and Universal Credit is essential.
  • Suitable candidate will be an experienced Welfare benefits advisor with experience of representing clients at Tribunals
  • The position will involve close working with Colleagues, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and other local agencies.
  • Please note that we are also recruiting for 2 days per week Housing Caseworker a suitable candidate may also be interested in applying for this role.

Requests for information pack including job description, please contact either

Martin Kerr at:                martin.kerr@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

or Richard Hazell at:     richard.hazell@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

If you would like to discuss this position further , please contact Martin Kerr or Richard Hazell on tel: 01793 486926.

 

Housing Caseworker

Wiltshire Law Centre
12/06/2015 - 15/07/2015

The salary is £26276 pa (pro-rata to a FTE of 35 hours) plus holidays of 27 days plus statutory again pro-rata.

The Wiltshire Law Centre is a not for profit advice agency specialising in free advice in the areas of Housing, Welfare Benefits and Debt. The aim of the service is to reduce the risk of homelessness, assisting clients with Benefit appeals and reduced indebtedness.

  • The role of the Housing Caseworker will involve providing casework under a Legal Aid Contract
  • Providing a Duty Solicitor / Advisor service at Court on Housing Possession cases under the Law Centre’s HPCDS Court contract
  • The role will be to cover Court Possession days which will include Basingstoke and Aldershot County Courts.
  • The role will involve some home based working
  • Suitable candidates will be an experienced Housing Advisor / Solicitor and have previous experience of representing clients at Court on possession proceedings.
  • The position will involve close working with Colleagues, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and other local agencies.
  • Please note that we are also recruiting for 2 days per week Welfare Benefits Advisor and any suitable candidate may also be interested in applying for this role.

Requests for information pack including job description, please contact either

Martin Kerr at:                martin.kerr@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

or Richard Hazell at:     richard.hazell@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

If you would like to discuss this position further , please contact Martin Kerr or Richard Hazell on tel: 01793 486926.

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