Social Welfare Law Trainee

South West London Law Centres
30/03/2015 - 20/04/2015

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law
Centres in the country, is offering a training contract to become a solicitor. 

The position is defined as a two-year training contract. It is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week, generally 9:30am to 5:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The postholder will report to the Training Principal and Head of Legal Practice, but will have functional links to team leaders, caseworkers and branch administration. The salary will be £19,600 per annum including London weighting, rising by increments to £24,181 including London weighting subject to performance. 

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a traineeship in social welfare law. The Law Centre works across six South West London boroughs (Croydon, Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth) helping people to understand and enforce their legal rights. In doing so, it addresses the root causes of social injustice – poverty, family breakdown, unemployment and exploitation.

Every year, SWLLC helps thousands of people from all walks of life that would otherwise be unable to afford the services of a lawyer. In 2013 - 2014, SWLLC provided a face-to-face service to nearly 9,000 people through our casework, emergency representation as housing court duty solicitor and by running one of the largest pro bono clinic services in the country.

The Law Centre has 20 casework staff of whom 12 are solicitors. The casework staff are divided into the following teams; debt, employment, housing and immigration. Community care and welfare rights work is undertaken within the housing team.

Further details and an application form are available from

The closing date is noon on Monday 20th April. The post is available for an immediate
start. If you would like to discuss the post further or for an application pack, please
contact Patrick Marples, CEO at or 020 8772 7051.

15/03/2015 - 08/04/2015

Lambeth Law Centre provides free quality legal advice and representation in Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Employment, Debt and Welfare Benefits and Community Care. It has a small but effective immigration and asylum team with a varied caseload.

The Law Centre is seeking to appoint a part-time immigration solicitor/caseworker from June 2015. The position is for 3 days per week, with a possibility to grow to full-time subject to funding. Salary is £28,850 to £32,503 p.a. pro rata depending on qualification and experience.

You will need to be accredited to LSC level 2 and have experience of publicly funded work. You will have at least 2 years' advice and advocacy experience.

The post is principally funded through the Law Centre's Legal Aid Agency contract and through certificated work.

For full details and an application pack please contact: the Office Manager, Lambeth Law Centre, Unit 4, The Co op Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG. Alternatively call tel. 020 7840 2008 or email

Closing date for completed applications: 8 April 2015. 

Office Manager (Full Time)

Avon and Bristol Law Centre
06/03/2015 - 13/04/2015

Avon and Bristol Law Centre has a proud history of providing legal advice and representation to people most in need and an exciting future in developing our services and working with partner agencies.

ABLC is now seeking an Office Manager who is able to ensure the smooth running of the Law Centre office and the maintenance of the premises and equipment. The successful candidate will have experience and proven administrative and organisational ability, excellent communication skills and the ability to work using their own initiative to manage their workload.

The position is for 35 hours per week. Salary is £25,750 p.a., with 30 days' leave per year and 7% Employer Pension Contribution. 

For further information and an application pack see the Law Centre's website. Alternatively, email or phone 0117 924 8662. 

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 13 April 2015. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015. 

No CVs please - only completed application forms will be considered.

Avon and Bristol Law Centre aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Housing Solicitor/Caseworker

Hammersmith and Fulham Community Law Centre
02/02/2015 - 31/03/2015

Salary: Depending on Experience

Working hours: 35 per week

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

We have a 36 year history of providing an excellent service to the local community.

We have Housing and Immigration/Asylum contracts with the LAA and grant funding to cover out of scope work. 

We require a solicitor/caseworker for our Housing team. Some experience of Housing law/ Social Welfare law is advantageous.

The successful candidate will conduct the housing and debt matter starts we have been allocated, be proactive in commencing and conducting certificated cases for clients and will participate in the court duty scheme, again looking to maximise certificated work from those cases.

Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who meet the person specification regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race.

For an application pack email:

Closing date: 31 March 2015