Southwark Law Centre has provided legal advice services in the London borough of Southwark for 40 years, and has a strong local reputation for independence and defending people’s legal rights.
In the 1970’s and 1980s it provided legal advice on planning issues at a time of huge redevelopment in the borough. In order to respond to local needs SLC has identified that this is an area where it should once again support residents.
The Law Centre has secured initial funding from United St Saviours Charity and is now seeking to recruit a planning caseworker, to help them relaunch our work in this area.
The overall aim of our new project is to support and empower local people from economically and socially disadvantaged communities to be able to influence developments affecting the environment they live in.
The caseworker will provide group training sessions on planning and licencing issues and one-to-one support for local residents, including advocacy and drafting representations and compensation claims. The Law Centre will pilot this project in the north of Southwark, where major redevelopment is taking place.
The Law Centre is looking for someone with:
- A strong planning background
- An understanding of some of the key impacts of major development on local communities
- The ability to engage with more disadvantaged members of the community
More details available in the Job Description and Person Specification below.
The Neighbourhood Planning Caseworker is a part-time position of 21 work hours per week for an initial 1 year fixed-term contract. The salary offered will be on NJC scale spinal points 31-42, being £30,693- £40,236 per annum pro rata, depending on experience.
Terms and conditions include an excellent pension scheme, a flexible working policy and 30 days’ holiday per year, pro rata.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sally Causer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an application pack please go to the Southwark Law Centre website.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday, 19 May 2017. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 25 May 2017.
Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.