South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law
Centres in the country, is seeking an experienced solicitor to join the Senior Management
Team as its new Head of Legal Practice.
This is a permanent full-time position with a salary of up to £39,975 p.a. including Inner London Weighting (NJC Scale 43), reporting to the Law Centres' CEO. The position is currently based in Wandsworth but will in the future move to East Croydon.
SWLLC’s Head of Legal Practice position was created in 2013 to oversee the work and
practice of 20 caseworkers and line manage our department team leaders. This post is
heavily management biased, split approximately 50% management and 50% casework,
and requires strong, effective supportive leadership and communication skills.
You will need extensive knowledge of all aspects of legal aid and understand the importance of billing and maximising the income from the work we do. For some areas where legal aid is no longer available we have started charging affordable fixed fees, and so private practice experience would be beneficial.
The successful candidate will be an experienced solicitor with at least two years significant experience of project co-ordination or management at a senior level, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the role of Law Centres in promoting access to justice and knowledge of the legal/advice sector.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 22nd September and interviews are due to take place the following week. The post is available for an immediate start. If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact Patrick Marples by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 0208 772 7051 / 0208 767 2777.
Applications should be made on our application form available from SWLLC's web site at