Housing Solicitor

Ealing Law Centre
23/03/2017 - 21/04/2017

Salary: According to experience

Working hours: 35 per week

Benefits include:  22 days annual leave, flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Ealing Law Centre seeks a motivated and dynamic housing lawyer. We are looking for someone who is keen to develop their housing caseload within a law centre environment.

This is a real opportunity for the applicant to develop their own practice. We are a fairly new law centre providing specialist legal advice and representation to the local community. We have legal aid contracts and grant funding to provide out of scope housing work, and benefit caseworkers to support the housing work.

The post holder will be expected to be proactive in developing community links.

For an application pack email: info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Closing date: 4pm 21 April 2017 

Welfare Rights Caseworker

Southwark Law Centre
09/03/2017 - 30/03/2017

21 Hours per week

NJC scale SP 31-42

£30,693- £40,236 pro rata

Southwark Law Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced 3 day per week welfare benefits caseworker, based at our busy office in Peckham. You will join a team of 2 other experienced part time welfare rights caseworkers. Southwark Law Centre also provides specialist advice in housing, immigration, employment, community care and public law.

You will provide expert advice, advocacy, casework and Tribunal representation across the whole range of welfare benefits law.

You will have a detailed knowledge of the benefits system and a minimum of 2 years recent casework experience. You will demonstrate that you meet the Legal Aid Agency welfare benefits casework supervisor requirements, or can meet these within 1 year.

You will also have recent experience of representation before the First-tier Tribunal and of drafting submissions to the Upper Tribunal.

You will be able to undertake legal and case law research to progress cases and will be aware of continuing changes to welfare benefits law. You will have a clear understanding of the application of Judicial Review in welfare benefits cases.

Terms and conditions include

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • 21 hour working week
  • Flexible working policy
  • 18 days holiday

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

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 30th March 12 Noon

Interviews: Thursday 6th April 

09/03/2017 - 28/03/2017

We are seeking to recruit to the following 2 posts

Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor 35 Hours per week : Permanent role

Female Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor 35 Hours per week : Maternity cover 1 year fixed term

Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 as this post will provide support for women migrants who have experienced violence or exploitation 

Salary range for both posts

NJC scale SP 31-42

£30,693- £40,236

Law Centres defend the legal rights of people who cannot afford a lawyer. We are specialist legal professionals working in our local community to uphold justice and advance equality. 

The immigration team in Southwark Law Centre delivers specialist legal advice and assistance including outreach, telephone and email advice to frontline advice agencies and casework including appeals and judicial review.    The need for our services has never been greater. 

Both of the roles require at least two years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting and Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 or higher.  Experience of Legal Aid processes is desirable, but our organisation is not solely reliant on Legal Aid and we offer a high level of experience and expertise that can support professional development within the team. We will consider more junior caseworkers for the roles or a very experienced highly skilled lawyer able to take a role in the supervision of others.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Timothy Lawrence on 0207 732 2008

Terms and conditions include:

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

For an application pack please visit: www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications:   Tuesday 28th March 2017 5pm

Interviews:   Tuesday 4th April 

Centre Director

Luton Law Centre
08/03/2017 - 03/04/2017

Up to £35,000 per annum, pro rata to 3 or 4 days per week.

Based in Luton’s town centre the Law Centre provides specialist legal services in social welfare law.  We work within a partnership with other advice agencies and Luton Borough Council to make advice services accessible to all.

Your management and leadership skills will provide a strategic lead for the organisation, and support for the Trustees and staff to develop the Law Centre’s services.

As our desired candidate you will have:

  • Experience of managing a small team, preferably in a legal advice setting
  • Knowledge of charity funding and management.

More information:  admin@lutonlawcentre.org.uk

Tel.  01582 482000

Closing Date:  Monday 3rd April 2017.

Evening Surgery Receptionist Morden

Merton and Sutton Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
27/01/2017 - 31/03/2017

POST:                      5 hours per week

                               Tuesday and Wednesday 6.15pm to 9.15pm

                               Wimbledon - Tuesday 6.15pm-8.45pm

Salary:                     £7.70 per hour

Reports to:              Client Services Manager

Context of the Post                                        

The Evening Surgery Receptionist will be responsible for the smooth running of a busy reception desk, including signposting and referring clients to other agencies when necessary. The Evening Surgery Receptionist will be responsible for all administration tasks including maintaining the filing system, updating referral information, photocopying, recording statistics and co-ordinating a rota of volunteer advisers.

 

Working and liaising with individual solicitors and city law firms, you will enable volunteer trainee and qualified solicitors to deliver free legal advice to 4-15 individuals per evening. A total of 4,000 individuals are assisted each year across all of our locations, making it the largest pro bono clinic programme in the UK.

The person needs to have excellent client care skills, be competent communicating both orally and in writing, and have ability to work well under pressure. Previous experience in a similar role is preferable but not essential.

Applying                                                           

An application pack can be downloaded from our website at http://www.swllc.org/Vacancies.php. Please return your completed application to recruitment@swllc.org

Final closing date: ongoing ( will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found)