25/04/2016 - 24/05/2016

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking a Community Care and Housing Solicitor/Caseworker to be based in our Wandsworth Branch with some outreach in our other offices. 

We are looking to expand our capacity to undertake community care casework and there is considerable demand for housing work. There are currently 11 solicitors in the housing team and one trainee. One of the solicitors also undertakes community care casework.  We run a wide range of housing and community care cases covered by Legal Aid including a significant amount of representation work as part of the housing court duty schemes. We are considering looking further at a range of fixed fees and conditional fee agreements for areas that have now gone out of scope of Legal Aid.

Community Care & Housing Solicitor / Caseworker         

We are looking to expand our team and are willing to consider applicants at the start of their career as well as those with significant experience. 

Salary: Up to £33,510 p.a (NJC Scale 35 including Inner London) depending on experience

Reports to:                             Team Leader

Term:                                     Permanent

Based at:                                Wandsworth with duty at courts in Kingston, Wandsworth and Croydon

The closing date for the post 12pm on Tuesday 24th May 2016 with interviews soon after. The post is available for an immediate start. If you would like to discuss the post further, please email recruitment@swllc.org. Applications should be made on our application form available below.

You can download the application pack here and the application form here. 

Welfare Benefits Project Caseworker

South West London Law Centres
25/04/2016 - 13/05/2016

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking a Welfare Benefits Project Caseworker to take a significant role in a Big Lottery Fund - Help through Crisis funded project Stepping Stones to Stability: Collaboration across SW London.  You will be based in our Wandsworth Branch as well as at Zacchaeus 2000 Trust in Westminster with some other outreach.

In this new and innovative 5 year project you will be working with, supervising and mentoring trained students to provide welfare rights advice as well as help in directing to other legal services and sources of help.  The project aims to ensure up to 1,200 families take steps to prevent themselves from falling back into crisis, our support network will enable destitute clients to work towards improving their lives, once post crisis point is past.     

Salary:                                  Up to £27,000 p.a depending on experience

Reports to:                           CEO and Project Board

Term:                                   Permanent – 5 years

Based at:                              Wandsworth & Westminster with outreach at other locations

The closing date for the post is noon on Friday 13th May with interviews taking place on Friday 20thMay. The post is available for an immediate start. If you would like to discuss the post further, please email recruitment@swllc.org. Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

Please click here for the application form and here for the application pack

Employment Solicitor/Caseworker

South West London Law Centres
22/04/2016 - 23/05/2016

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking a full time Employment Solicitor/Caseworker.

POST:    Employment Solicitor/Caseworker

Salary:  Up to £33,510 p.a (NJC Scale 35 including Inner London) depending on experience

Reports to: Head of Legal Practice

Line Manages:  Volunteers assigned to the project

Functional Links: Board of Trustees, CEO, Client Services Manager, Finance Manager, Team Leaders, Branch Administrators

Term:    Permanent

Based at: Croydon but location of office base may change. Travel to our other SW London offices as required

Context of the Post

There is considerable demand for employment work at SWLLC.   The Employment service at South West London Law Centres has developed since the legal aids cuts. Part funding by Trust for London has enabled the Law Centre to set up a private charging model with some success. We wish to expand this work and extend the remit further into to fixed fees, damage based agreements conditional fees agreements, claims on household/car insurance and compromise agreements. 

We are looking for a candidate who can develop the project further, with experience in employment charging and work with our CEO and Head of Legal Practice to develop a long-term project and position.   The successful candidate will have at least 1 year’s experience of employment law as well as a commitment to the role of Law Centres.

The closing date is noon on Monday 23 May and interviews are due to take place at the end of that week. The post is available for a start in July/August 2016. If you would like to discuss the post further, please email recruitment@swllc.org. Applications can be downloaded from our web site http://www.swllc.org/Vacancies.php

The application pack is available from here and the application form here.

22/04/2016 - 09/05/2016

22.5 hours per week – Salary £21,000 - £25,000 a year pro rata depending on experience

“Up a Height – Support for Families in Newcastle”

Newcastle Law Centre, in partnership with Changing Lives and Advocacy Centre North have been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Help Through Crisis Fund for a project to run over the next 5 years to provide an Accompany, Advocate and Advise service to families in the most deprived areas of Newcastle who are in positions of extreme hardship and crisis.

Newcastle Law Centre will lead, providing specialist welfare benefits legal advice with two main partners: Changing Lives and Advocacy Centre North providing support services.

We are looking for an experience Welfare Benefits Caseworker who can deliver high quality legal advice on welfare benefits and related issues to families in crisis in Newcastle. This role will involve a large amount of community outreach work and casework and representation for clients up to tribunal level.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 16th May.

Interviews will take place on: Thursday 26th May 2016.

Please download an application form and application pack below.

[Welfare Benefits Advisor - Application Pack].

[Application Form].

22/04/2016 - 09/05/2016

Part time: 3 days per week (ideally to include Monday and Tuesday) with potential to increase to full time depending on funding. £16,000 pa pro rata.

To start asap

The post is part time and is suitable for someone who:

  • Has passed their LPC OR
  • Could start a part time LPC alongside the role in September 2016. (If this is the case we may be able to work with you to try and secure a scholarship or funding for your LPC although we cannot guarantee that would be successful.

We intend to recruit an intelligent and compassionate lawyer with a passion for both social justice and access to justice. This post will be an opportunity for you to train as a solicitor at the same time as playing a significant role in developing NELC's vision to improve access to justice across the NE.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 9th May 2016.

Interviews will take place: w/c 16th May.

Please download an application form and application pack below.

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[Application Form].

08/04/2016 - 12/05/2016

36  Hours per week

Starting Salary £30,525

NJC scale SP 31-42

Southwark Law Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced immigration and asylum based at our busy office in Peckham.

You will work as part of a highly skilled staff team that also provide specialist advice in housing, welfare rights, employment and public law.

You will provide expert advice, advocacy, casework and Tribunal representation primarily for residents of Southwark

You will have Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 or higher, or OISC Level 3 and at  least 2 years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting, including representation at tribunals.

You will be aware of continuing changes to immigration and asylum law and practice. You will have a clear understanding of the application of Judicial Review immigration and asylum cases.

Terms and conditions include

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

For an application pack go to: www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 12th May 10am

Interviews: Thursday 19th May