Charity Trustees

Islington Law Centre
18/09/2017 - 18/10/2017

Islington Law Centre,  situated in the London Borough of Islington, near to Angel Underground Station is seeking to add to its Board of Directors and Charity Trustees. Ideally we want 3 new members with experience in Finance, Legal Aid, and Human Resources, or a combination of skills. In particular we are seeking people with Not for Profit Board/Trustee experience of Governance of a mid size organisation with a complex funding base and a large staff team.

If this interests you and you have time to give we would love to hear from you. If you would like more information on the commitment required please contact the Centre Director, Ruth Hayes, ruthh@islingtonlaw.org.uk<mailto:ruthh@islingtonlaw.org.uk> in the first instance. If you prefer we can send you and Information Pack and Application Form in advance.  

Housing Solicitor Supervisor

Brent Community Law Centre
18/09/2017 - 29/09/2017

Brent Community Law Centre has been providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum to vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged client groups living, working and studying in Brent since 1972. 

We hold a Legal Aid contract in housing and also undertake fee-charging work for out of scope matters.  

We are looking to recruit the following to join our small, friendly, effective team:

Housing Solicitor Supervisor

Part-time, 24 hours per week over 3 days. Monday, Wednesday and one other day.

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 pro rata

The post holder, who should have a minimum of two years experience of housing law, will be responsible for delivering the housing matter starts we have been allocated by the LAA, including commencing and conducting certificated work and providing representation at court.  The post will also involve providing advice through our specialist telephone advice line, undertaking outreach work, and contributing to the management of the Law Centre through the Staff Collective.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details. 

Brent Community 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.

Further details and an application pack are available by emailing alison.plaku@bclc.uk

Closing date: 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 29 September 2017

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 02 October 2017 

15/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

Location: Northfields (Piccadilly Line)

Deadline: ongoing

Salary: £35,000 (Pro Rata)  

Hours: TBC

Contract length: Locum basis -  1 day a week, approximately 3 months

We are currently looking a locum Immigration solicitor

We are looking for a solicitor/caseworker with at least at least two years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework who is accredited as a Supervisor at level 2 in the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme

The Law Centre’s office is located 2 minutes from Northfield station on the Piccadilly line with easy access to Central London (30 minutes)

Further details and an application pack are available by emailing info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Contact address: 210 Northfield Avenue, London, W13 9SJ 

14/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

Location: Northfields (Piccadilly Line)

Deadline: 30 September 2017  

Salary: £35,000  

Hours: 35 hours

Contract length: Permanent  

We are looking for an exceptional Immigration and Nationality Solicitor to become our Head of Immigration in London’s newest and most ambitious Law Centre.

This is an interesting and challenging job in a specialist area of law, which will give the right person an exciting opportunity to work in an acclaimed and growing new organisation, to help shape it, and to develop your reputation and career at the same time. This position is funded by the Trust for London. We would want the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

If appointed, you will be responsible for carrying out a range of complex immigration, nationality and asylum casework at all levels, including appeals and judicial reviews in Tribunals and the higher courts.

We are looking for a solicitors/caseworker with at least at least two years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework who is accredited as a Supervisor at level 2 in the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme

The salary will be on ELC’s solicitor scale, and will depend on experience and skills. Job-sharing may be considered.

The Law Centre’s office is located 2 minutes from Northfield station on the Piccadilly line with easy access to Central London (30 minutes)

Further details and an application pack are available by emailing info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Closing date is 30 September 2017

Contact address: 210 Northfield Avenue, London, W13 9SJ 

07/09/2017 - 29/09/2017

Part time up to 22.5 hours per week

Salary negotiable up to £24,791 FTE (£15,076 pro rata) based on experience

We are looking for paralegal/Student Coordinator to provide support to the Employment Solicitor with casework and to assist with student advice clinics in collaboration with local Universities 

Central England Law Centre is the UK’s largest Law Centre, with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in its legal practice. Following the opening of an office in Birmingham in late 2013, Coventry Law Centre agreed a change to its name to create Central England Law Centre, comprising two ‘operating organisations’: Coventry Law Centre, whose activities focus on Coventry and Warwickshire, and Birmingham Community Law Centre, whose activities focus on Birmingham. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience of employment law advice/casework and good administrative skills to join an established and well respected employment law team and work with an experienced employment solicitor providing casework support and assisting with the coordination of student clinics with students from local universities.  The team is the only source of free specialist employment advice in Coventry and also provides outreach services in Birmingham.  We are expanding our student clinics in October 2017 in partnership with Coventry University and their China campus, where 24 Chinese students will be working with us to provide free advice and assistance to people facing employment and discrimination problems.  By working in partnership with the University the Law Centre will be able to offer advice and representation to clients who otherwise may not be able to obtain advice or assistance and it will also provide a range of opportunities for Law students to gain practical experience while completing their degrees. 

You will be providing administrative support to the projects and also assisting the employment solicitor with ongoing cases going to the Employment Tribunal.  You will have the opportunity to develop your legal skills and knowledge and also to develop the student clinics by providing administrative support and coordination. 

Join ateam that is trying to make a difference. 

This post is based at CELC’s main office, which is in Coventry city centre, 5 minutes from the railway station, and our terms and conditions include 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory days (pro rata), and pension scheme membership. 

For an application pack please email recruitment@centralenglandlc.org.uk or download below. Applications may be submitted by post or by email to recruitment@centralenglandlc.org.uk 

Closing date:  29th of September 2017 

Interviews:   5th of October 2017

 

We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. Our offices are wheelchair accessible. 


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In House Costs Lawyer/ Billing and Costing Co-Ordinator

Croydon Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
04/09/2017 - 02/10/2017

Location: London Based

Salary: £32,000 inclusive of London weighting (depending on experience)

South West London Law Centre is one of the Country’s largest Law Centres with offices across 4 London Boroughs.  Working in partnership with Lambeth Law Centre and funded by the London Legal Support Trust, we are looking for a costs lawyer / billing coordinator to work in-house on a full-time basis to develop and implement new costing and billing systems and to help increase our revenue and improve our cash flow by drafting bills; training and encouraging casework staff; working with external costs draftsmen and ensuring that our legal aid bills are compliant and maxmised.

This will be a one year fixed term post as part of a pilot project.  If that project is successful in achieving increased income and better cash flow, we hope that the role can become a longer term permanent position.

If you are interested in helping us with this exciting project or want more information about the role of the Law Centre, please email recruitment@swllc.org. Please visit www.swllc.org for more information on how to apply for the role.

Applications close on Monday 2nd October at 10.00am 

04/09/2017 - 02/10/2017

Avon and Bristol Law Centre is seeking an experienced and ambitious
Partnership and Project Development Manager
to join its dynamic team based in central Bristol.

The role will:
manage our existing grant funded projects,
generate income to ensure the Law Centre remains sustainable,
build on existing relationships and develop new relationships to increase support for the Law Centre.

35 hours per week

Salary £25,000 - £31,000 (dependent upon experience)
30 days’ leave per year and 7% Employer Pension Contribution

For an application pack, please contact:
Avon and Bristol Law Centre
2 Moon Street
Stokes Croft
Bristol BS2 8QE
Tel: 0117 924 8662
Email: mail@ablc.org.uk 

No CVs - only completed application forms will be considered

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 2nd October
Interview date to be confirmed

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

 

Part-time Permanent Book keeper

Paddington Law Centre
25/08/2017 - 01/01/2037

Required as soon as possible

Location: 421 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE

Hours: At least two days a month

Remuneration: To be agreed

Can be on either employed or self employed basis

We are seeking to recruit a part-time permanent book keeper to replace our long-term book keeper who is retiring.  The principle duties will be to:

  • administer the payroll for a small staff group (currently seven employees);
  • prepare cash flows, budgets and management accounts for the organisation;
  • pay invoices;
  • keep VAT records and submit VAT returns;
  • maintain financial records and liaise with auditors for preparation of annual accounts;
  • maintain client accounts and ledgers in accordance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.
  • attend evening meetings of the Trustees (approximately once each quarter) and report to them on the organisation’s finances.

Applicants will have:

  • at least three years book keeping experience;
  • specific experience of  book keeping for a legal organisation/knowledge of Solicitors’ Accounts Rules;
  • sound knowledge of Quick Books and of Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

Please apply with CV and covering letter/email to:

Vanessa Logan

Paddington Law Centre

421 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE.

Email: vlogan@paddingtonlawcentre.org.uk

There is no closing date as we will be inviting suitable candidates to interview as soon as possible.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

24/08/2017 - 22/09/2017

Salary Band £31,323 to £36,186.
Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays

The Migrants' Law Project is looking for a solicitor or barrister to join us in our work on the European refugee crisis and wider issues around family reunion for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic solicitor or barrister to work in a supportive and collaborative environment to provide advice and representation to organisations and individuals to develop legal solutions to the issues relating to the current refugee crisis. The role involves undertaking all aspects of casework, including litigation. The role also provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with a wide range of actors with a stake in providing a holistic service to support asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, seeking to be reunited with their families.  

Candidates should be either:

1              practising solicitors with substantial experience of litigation or

2              practising barristers with experience of conducting casework  (including litigation) within a solicitor led agency

The role will involve occasional travel outside the UK. The Law Centre has a time off in lieu policy for work outside office hours, and overtime is available.

If you would like to apply, please go to: https://themigrantslawproject.org/vacancies/. If you need any further information, please contact Katie Commons on katiec@islingtonlaw.org.uk.

Applications will be accepted through our application forms. The closing date for applications is 22nd September 2017.

Interviews for this post will be held on 3rd October 2017.

Asylum and Immigration Solicitor

Brent Community Law Centre
10/08/2017 - 28/09/2017

Locum considered if available immediately

Brent Community Law Centre has been providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum to vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged client groups living, working and studying in Brent since 1972. We have always operated as a collective but have recently decided to create a new post of Director, to lead the organisation through a period of dynamic change, at the end of which we expect to be more efficient and effective in serving the needs of the most disadvantaged in our community

We are looking to recruit the following to join our small, friendly, effective team:

JOB TITLE:                         Asylum & Immigration Solicitor

SALARY:                            Salary: £30,978 - £32,778 per annum                                    

HOURS:                             Full time - 40 hours per week 

ACCOUNTABLE TO:           Management Committee 

MANAGED BY:                   Supervising Immigration Solicitor 

JOB PURPOSE:                  To reduce poverty and improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent by providing legal advice and assistance in asylum and immigration law to those living, working or studying in Brent. 

THE ROLE

BCLC is seeking to recruit a full-time Asylum and Immigration Solicitor to join our existing immigration team, comprising 1 full-time solicitor and 1 full-time caseworker. 

The post holder will be responsible for delivering the asylum matter starts we have been allocated by the LAA, including commencing and conducting certificated work, as well as undertaking fee-charging work for matters which are out of scope. 

The post will also involve providing advice through our specialist telephone advice line and undertaking outreach work. 

The post-holder will need to have at least two years’ experience of providing advice, casework and representation in asylum and immigration law.  

Brent Community 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 a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and application pack, please contact alison.plaku@bclc.uk

Closing date: 5.00 p.m. on Sunday, 28th August 2017.

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Member of the Management Committee

Brent Community Law Centre
01/08/2017 - 01/10/2017

Location                                              

Willesden, Brent NW10

Where the role is based               

Meetings take place at the Law Centre, and members are expected to prepare for these at home by reading papers which will be sent by email.

Travel limit                                        

Preference for trustees who live, work or study in Brent.

Opportunity type                            

Trustee/Management Committee member

Opportunity description

We are looking for new members for our Management Committee, the Board of Trustees of the charity. Brent Community Law Centre has been providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum to vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged client groups living, working and studying in Brent since 1972.  We have created a new post of Director, to lead the organisation through a period of dynamic change, and are looking to increase the size of our Management Committee to ensure that the Director has access to people with the skills and experience needed to support the implementation of major change in the way the organisation is run.         

Person description         

We are particularly looking to recruit Trustees with experience of Performance Management, Fundraising and HR, to complement the skills and experience of our existing Management Committee members.

Some experience of working for, volunteering with or using services provided by charities or the not for profit sector would be helpful but is not essential.

You must have a commitment to the aims of the organisation, be willing to constructively challenge evidence and to exercise independent judgement, and able to devote sufficient time and effort to the role.           

What impact the opportunity will have

Brent Community Law Centre provides free and low cost legal advice to people who live, work or study in Brent. Members of the Management Committee are part of the delivery of this essential service to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on the local area through your involvement with an important community organisation.   You will develop a knowledge of the challenges which face an organisation operating in the not-for-profit sector as well as gain experience of working as part of a committee. Members of the Management Committee will be helped to acquire the background knowledge they need to make a positive contribution in the role. 

Time commitment

Trustee meetings are held monthly, currently at 6.30pm on a Tuesday, and last for no more than two hours. You may be invited to participate in other meetings from time to time.

Please contact alison.plaku@bclc.uk for details and an application pack

Treasurer

Brent Community Law Centre
01/08/2017 - 01/10/2017

Location                                              

Willesden, Brent NW10

Where the role is based               

Meetings take place at the Law Centre, and members are expected to prepare for these at home by reading papers which will be sent by email.

Travel limit                                        

Preference for trustees who live, work or study in Brent.

Opportunity type                            

Treasurer/Management Committee member

Opportunity description              

Brent Community Law Centre is looking for a suitably qualified or experienced Treasurer, to support the Management Committee in financial planning and decision making.

The role

We are looking for new members for our Management Committee, the Board of Trustees of the charity. Brent Community Law Centre has been providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum to vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged client groups living, working and studying in Brent since 1972.  We have created a new post of Director, to lead the organisation through a period of dynamic change, and are looking to increase the size of our Management Committee to ensure that the Director has access to people with the skills and experience needed to support the implementation of major change in the way the organisation is run.        

Person description

We need to recruit a Treasurer to guide and advise the Management Committee in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements, within a relevant financial policy framework, and keep the Trustees informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.

Some experience of working for, volunteering with or using services provided by charities or the not for profit sector would be helpful but is not essential.

You must have a commitment to the aims of the organisation, be willing to constructively challenge evidence and to exercise independent judgement, and able to devote sufficient time and effort to the role.

What impact the opportunity will have

Brent Community Law Centre provides free and low cost legal advice to people who live, work or study in Brent. Members of the Management Committee are part of the delivery of this essential service to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on the local area through your involvement with an important community organisation.   You will develop a knowledge of the challenges which face an organisation operating in the not-for-profit sector as well as gain experience of working as part of a committee. Members of the Management Committee will be helped to acquire the background knowledge they need to make a positive contribution in the role. 

Time commitment

Trustee meetings are held monthly, currently at 6.30pm on a Tuesday, and last for no more than two hours.  We have a part time bookkeeper, and it will also be necessary to meet him and the Director regularly as required, in addition to the formal meetings of the Management Committee.

Please contact alison.plaku@bclc.uk for details and an application pack