Debt Caseworker

Brent Community Law Centre
17/01/2018 - 18/02/2018

                                     

SALARY:                              £25, 000 pro rata (incl London weighting)                                   

HOURS:                                Part time - 24 hours per week.

 

ACCOUNTABLE TO:         Management Committee

 

MANAGED BY:                   Supervising Housing and Debt Supervisor

JOB PURPOSE:                  To reduce poverty and improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent by:

Providing Debt advice and assistance to residents of Brent or the local area who may qualify for public funding or those referred to us by stakeholders.

Introduction

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. 

BCLC is managed by local people through a Management Committee.

BCLC is accredited under the LEXCEL and the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Schemes.

THE ROLE

BCLC is seeking to recruit a part time Debt caseworker to join our existing Housing and Debt team, comprising one full-time and two part-time solicitors.

The post is permanent with a six-month probation period, dependant on performance and the continuation of current Law Centre funding streams.  There may be potential for the post holder to work full time in the future.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent, at a time of increasing reduced entitlement and on-going welfare and Legal Aid reforms.

The post holder will undertake casework across a range of areas involving debt reconciliation, money management, income maximisation, and advising and assisting clients on various debt relief options such as DRO and bankruptcy. In this regard, it would be ideal if the successful candidate has some knowledge of welfare benefits applications

Our services are partly funded by the Legal Aid Agency and partly funded by grant/project funding, which has been on-going since April 2013. This work will involve some outreach and the provision of debt information sessions to groups of people within the community.

The post-holder will need to have at least twelve months experience of advice and representation in debt. They will have to show that hold accreditation for ‘Giving Good Debt Advice’ and can meet, at a minimum, the ‘Money Advice Services’ standards. 

Please contact Alison Placku for an application pack. alison.plaku@bclc.uk

The deadline to submit is 18/02/2018

Brent Debt CW JD & PSDownload[102 KB]

Learning and Transformation Lead

Law Centres Network (LCN)
17/01/2018 - 02/02/2018

Law Centres Network (LCN) is looking for a dynamic and creative person to help transform how we meet the legal needs of society’s most vulnerable people. 

At present, 45 Law Centres across the UK enable the use of legal skills as a tool for change; defending the rights of people in their communities. 

LCN supports those 45 Centres and is looking for someone to drive the on-going journey of learning and transformation so that Centres can continue to be key players in their communities. 

Law Centres have been hit hard by funding cuts and the impact of government policy change. Their funding base has been halved but the need for their service has increased exponentially. We would love to recruit someone who is fired by Law Centres’ ambition and has the skills and energy to help them become resilient and to be able to more effectively respond to their communities. 

You do not have to be a lawyer or a change consultant or an MBA. Nor do you have to live in London but you do have to get what we are trying to do, share our values and be prepared to work hard, be imaginative, be flexible, to extend your current skill set and want to make a difference.

If this is you, please downlaod the application pack below or email Vicki Leaver at vicki@lawcentres.org.uk for an Information pack and application form.

Applications close at 12 Noon on Friday 2 February 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 9 February 2018 in London.

LCN Learning and Transformation Lead App PackDownload[2.65 MB]

Legal Officers (Social Security Law)

Law Centre (Northern Ireland)
12/01/2018 - 29/01/2018

Ref: 01-18 - full time. Based in Belfast (2 posts)

The post holders will promote social security law rights through advice, casework and representation, legal information, policy advocacy and training.

Candidates should have a professional qualification as a solicitor or barrister and demonstrated experience of providing advice, casework and representation in tribunal and/or courts on social security law, including welfare reform OR a legal adviser with at least the full-time equivalent of four years’ experience of providing legal advice, casework and representation in social security law, including welfare reform and before the Social Security Commissioner.

Salary: commencing at £29,323 plus pension contribution

Please visit our website for application forms and further details:

www.lawcentreni.org/about-us/work-with-us.html

Completed applications can be sent by post to: Law Centre NI, 3rd Floor Middleton Building, 10-12 High Street, Belfast BT1 2BA

Or by email to: admin.belfast@lawcentreni.org

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 January 2018  at 12.00 noon.

It is expected that interviews will take place week commencing 12 February 2018.

Application PackDownload[110 KB]

Branch Administrator Wandsworth

Wandsworth Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
11/01/2018 - 29/01/2018

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking a new branch administrator to work in our Wandsworth Office. 

We are looking for a dynamic and resourceful person to help run the Wandsworth Branch office along with the casework team leader.  You will have strong inter personnel skills to deal with the front of house and a strong administrative background to ensure a smooth running of the office and to support the caseworkers

Salary:        Up to £24,633, p.a (NJC Scale 23 including Inner London)   depending on experience

Reports to: Client Services Manger

Term:          Permanent

Based at:    Wandsworth. Travel may be required to our other offices

The closing date for the post 12pm on Monday 29th January 2018 with interviews soon after. The post is available for an immediate start. If you would like to discuss the post further, please visit www.swllc.org

Advice Supervisor (Part-Time)

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre
10/01/2018 - 29/01/2018

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre has a vacancy for an Advice Supervisor who will supervise and support their small team of telephone and digital assessors, to provide general information and advice to members of the public calling our telephone advice line or requesting assistance by email or webchat. They will also support a small team of volunteers giving face to face advice.

The successful candidate will have experience of supervising a telephone service and have a pleasant telephone manner, good listening skills and be a strong communicator. They will have the ability to remain calm under pressure and deal sensitively with clients from all backgrounds.

This is a part-time position of 16 hours per week, based at KCALC's Huddersfield office. Work hours for this post will be: Monday, 9.00 to 16.00 (30 minutes unpaid break); Tuesday, 9.00 to 16.00 (30 minutes unpaid break); Wednesday, 13.00 to 16.00.

Salary: £23,166 to £24,717 pro rata, plus employer’s pension contribution of 7% and health benefits. Holidays: 33 days plus statutory holidays pro rata.

Click here for full details of this vacancy and an application pack.

If you have any queries about this post please email recruitment@kcalc.org.uk. Please return your application forms to that email address and remember to include the diversity monitoring form.

Closing date: Mon 29 January 2018 at 5.00 pm. Interviews will be held on Thursday 8 February. Please do not send CVs or other supporting material as they will not be considered. 

The job is located on the first floor of KCALC's Huddersfield offices and we regret that there is no lift which means that it may be unsuitable for some people with a mobility impairment.

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. It encourages and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

Reception Administrator

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
08/01/2018 - 29/01/2018
  • To ensure an effective reception service for all callers to the office
  • To support the Volunteer Co-ordinator with the management of reception and administration volunteers
  • To deliver aspects of the European Direct Information Centre (EDIC) Project

28 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Salary: £14,422

For further information and an application pack:

visit: www.ablc.org.uk or email mail@ablc.org.uk

or phone 0117 924 8662

No CVs - only completed application forms will be considered

Closing date:  12 noon on Monday 29 January 2018

Interviews: will be held in week commencing 5 February (tbc)

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

Housing Caseworker / Solicitor

Wandsworth Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
02/01/2018 - 29/01/2018

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking two Community Care and Housing Solicitor/Caseworker to be based in either of offices in Kingston or Wandsworth. 

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 or Kingston. Travel will be required to Croydon for                                          Court Duty. 

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

Finance Manager

Croydon Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
01/12/2017 - 31/01/2018

We are looking for a new Finance Manager to replace the current post holder who is leaving.  You need to have a strong analytical mind and attention to detail to help maintain the law centres services. 

Salary: Up to £35,178p.a (depending on experience) (NJC Scale 37 including Inner London) + 3% Non Contributory Pension. 

Reports to: CEO

Term: Permanent

Hours: Full time, we will consider applications for part time work. 

Based at: East Croydon  but will involve visiting our other branch offices

We will also consider applications for a book keeper. Please email us should you be able to offer that experience. 

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country serving South West London providing a range of advice, casework and representation services.

SWLLC has a turnover approaching £1.3 million per annum.  We provide most of our services for free to our service users but have started to charge for some of them Most of our income is derived from casework through cost income, certificated legal aid and contracts with the Legal Aid Agency.  We also have some projects funded through charitable grants and have a strong relationship with a number of city firms who support SWLLC. 

The closing date for the post is on ongoing and and will close when someone is recruited. 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 from our web site at http://www.swllc.org/Vacancies.php

Applications should be made via our application form available at the bottom of this page.

Please click here for the application form.

Please click here for the job description & here for the organisation summary & context of the post