Housing Caseworker / Solicitor

South West London Law Centres
12/11/2015 - 07/12/2015


Legal Action for Local Communities

JOB ADVERT – Housing Caseworker / Solicitor

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

There is considerable demand for housing work. There are currently 10 solicitors in the housing team and one trainee. We run a wide range of housing 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. We are also interested in candidates that can combine their housing experience with any of community care, public law or welfare rights.

Housing Solicitor / Caseworker                      

We are looking to recruit to cover an existing post for a solicitor is who is retiring 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 according to experience (NJC Scale 35)

Reports to:                  Team Leader

Term:                           Permanent

Based at:                    Wandsworth but with outreach in other offices

The closing date for the post is noon on 7th  December 2015 12pm with interviews soon after (11thDecember). 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

Please click here for the application form

Please click here for the application pack


Referral and admin volunteers

Plumstead Community Law Centre
29/10/2015 - 01/12/2015

Referral and admin volunteers needed at Plumstead Community Law Centre

Plumstead Community Law Centre, 36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6PF http://www.pclc.org.uk/

Vacancy start date:           Immediate

Salary/Benefits:                Reasonable travel and lunch expenses

Vacancy details:                Plumstead Community Law Centre provides free legal advice and assistance in the areas of employment, immigration and welfare benefits law. We have recently moved and now share premises with Greenwich Housing Rights.  We therefore need to re-structure how our reception- referrals-, signposting- and admin services are delivered. Currently these are all covered by Greenwich Housing Rights on our behalf, but we would like to build up a pool of volunteers trained in referrals, signposting and some support with admin duties.  In order for volunteers to derive maximum benefit from this role, we are aiming this role specifically at law students wishing to qualify into any of the relevant fields of social welfare law, as the hands-on experience with door queries, involving identification of legal issues and assistance needs of our relatively deprived clientele in Woolwich would prove highly valuable to the future career prospects of such applicants.  We will assess your performance during the first month to decide whether to offer you an ongoing placement thereafter, and for those showing a particular interest we may also consider offering paralegal voluntary work experience involving substantive legal work.

Selection criteria

  • Essential key requirement:  ability to demonstrate a genuine interest in social welfare law. Work experience in these areas is not essential as we ensure that, if you are sufficiently motivated and capable, you learn a lot very quickly by volunteering here.
  • Any other requirements: ability to commit to no less than one full day (10 am to 5 pm) per week, although we are flexible as to which day.

Application procedure

Please email a simple CV and covering letter, addressing the relevant of the above points, to info@pclc.org.uk with subject line ADMIN VOLUNTEER and we will respond within 7 days.


IAAS Level 2 Accredited Caseworker F/T

Brent Community Law Centre
21/10/2015 - 31/01/2016

Brent Community Law Centre provides quality advice and casework in relation to housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum for the benefit of people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Brent and organisations based in the area.  We also provide a generalist telephone legal advice service.

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

  1. IAAS Level 2 Accredited Caseworker


Salary - £25,000 per annum (incl London weighting)

The post will initially be for a fixed-term contract of twelve months with a view to becoming a permanent post thereafter, dependant on performance and the continuation of current Law Centre funding streams.

If you are interested in applying, please e-mail reception@brentlaw.org.uk for an application pack. 

Brent Community Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer.