18/01/2017 - 14/02/2017

Luton Law Centre needs to recruit two

Asylum and Immigration Solicitor/Caseworkers to join our small, friendly, team.

Full-time, part-time or job share, we havea total of 1.6 full-time-equivalent posts available.

Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum for full time, 35 hour week, depending on experience/qualifications.

Applicants should have a minimum of one year’s experience of asylum, immigration and nationality law and hold IAAS accreditation at Level 2 or above.   The post-holder(s) will be responsible for delivering our immigration and asylum LAA contract, undertaking fee charging work for matters which are no longer in scope, and providing advice through our specialist telephone advice line. 

Please contact admin@lutonlawcentre.org.uk, or 01582 482000, to request an application pack.

Closing date for applications, 12noon, Tuesday 14th February 2017. 

16/01/2017 - 06/02/2017

35 hours per week (Part time applicants welcome)

Salary £35,500 per annum
Location: London Borough of Harrow

Deadline for applications: Noon Monday 6th February 2017

Interview Date:   Week commencing 20th February 2017

Harrow Law Centre provides specialist legal advice & representation to combat disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. We also work to influence local and national policy to improve public services for the most vulnerable.  We use the law not only to resolve the legal problem for the individual but to achieve wider change.

We want to appoint a community care Solicitor to join our small team.  The applicant must have experience of working in a Legal Aid firm. 

We have small premises in a vibrant community setting. The work is varied and challenging and we have a happy working environment with ten staff.  We specialize in social welfare law and hold Legal Aid contracts in Community Care, Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Public Law and Welfare Benefits.

Harrow Law Centre is striving to ensure our workplace reflects our principles of equality and fairness. We therefore operate a system of pay parity for all staff and applicants must be committed to this principle.

For an application pack email:  pamelafitzpatrick@harrowlawcentre.org.uk

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Welfare Benefits Casework Assistant

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
13/01/2017 - 30/01/2017
21 hours per week
(Fixed term contract to 28 February 2018)
 
The Law Centre improves the lives of disadvantaged people in Bristol and across the South West by providing access to justice.
Winner of The Lawyer’s award for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year in 2016, we have received national attention and acclaim for our impact.
 
We are now looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to provide casework support for caseworkers and specialist volunteers, as we expand our successful Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP), particularly in relation to Personal Independence Payment appeals.
 
Salary £18,900 p.a. pro rata
30 days’ leave per year pro-rata
 
For an application pack visit the website: https://www.ablc.org.uk/current-vacancies1.html
 
Avon and Bristol Law Centre
2 Moon Street
Stokes Croft
Bristol BS2 8QE
Tel: 0117 924 8662
 
Deadline for receipt of applications:
12 noon Monday 30th January 2017
Interview date: Friday 3rd February 2017
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer
09/01/2017 - 30/01/2017

35 Hours per week

Starting Salary £30,525 - £39,981

NJC scale SP 31-42

Fixed term 1 year, Full Time 

Southwark Law Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced immigration caseworker based at our busy office in Peckham. The post is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and is a partnership with Project 17. The caseworker will primarily provide consultancy and take referrals requiring specialist immigration advice from the Project 17 advice team. 

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 

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. 

Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

Terms and conditions include: 

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • 35 hour working week (candidates wishing to job share/work part time will be considered)
  • Flexible working policy
  •  30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (Full Time – pro rata part time)

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

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th January 2017

Interviews:  Friday 10th February 2017 

Finance Officer

Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre
05/01/2017 - 05/02/2017

Salary:£27,000 - £30,000 (pro rata) Depending on Experience

Working hours: 2 days per week

Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

We have a 37 year history of providing an excellent service to the local community.
We have Housing and Immigration/Asylum contracts with the LAA and grant funding to cover out of scope work.

The successful candidate will manage, maintain and develop all financial matters for the law centre. They will prepare financial reports for management committee meetings, liaise with the appointed auditors and prepare other financial information as requested.

Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who meet the person specification regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race.

For an application pack email: hflaw@hflaw.org.uk

Closing date: 5th February 2017

Development Manager

Greater Manchester Law Centre
03/01/2017 - 30/01/2017

Fighting together for free access to justice.

Supporting the creation of a new generation of fully funded social welfare lawyers.

And working with others for access to independent, face-to-face, high quality, legal advice and representation, for everyone in need across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

People are facing greater and greater hardship as a result of cuts in benefits, homelessness, uncertainty at work, and escalating racism. Legal aid – which is an essential part of the welfare state – has been cut again and again. The people most in need across the ten districts of Greater Manchester are being deprived of access to justice.

Greater Manchester Law Centre has been set up as a clear challenge to this. We now have premises (the main Princess Road in inner city Moss Side) and volunteers providing some legal advice (welfare rights, with sessional solicitors offering more widely). Thanks to two generous national charitable trusts we have been able to appoint a Supervising Solicitor who will start to supervise and regulate all our advice and representation. Thanks to continuing support of another trust, we are now looking for a(nother) truly tremendous person to work with her, to ensure that the law centre maximises support from all possible sources, including volunteers, community groups and trades unions across the county. This is so that we can manage the development of a sustainable organisation, committed to campaigning and policy demands and service provision, for the long term future.

This will be an 18 month post (in the first instance) and requires someone who is able to work alongside the Supervising Solicitor and take substantial responsibility for managing the development of viable law centre activity for all of Greater Manchester. Anyone who is interested is invited to contact j.nicholson@kenworthysbarristers.co.uk or denise@gmiau.org in the first instance (for informal inquiries and information).

Formal applications will need to be made by 12.00 noon on Monday 30th January 2017 and we are hoping that interviews will be able to be held in Manchester within the next 10 days after that.

Further details available on www.gmlaw.org.uk

[* The Greater Manchester Law Centre now has full membership of the Law Centres Network and is also a registered charity, number 1170317]

Immigration and Welfare Paralegal Volunteers

Plumstead Community Law Centre
16/12/2016 - 31/01/2017

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

Vacancy start date:          Immediate

Salary/Benefits:                Lunch- and reasonable travel expenses are paid

Vacancy details:                Immigration and Welfare casework at PCLC is currently solely Council-funded and provides a service to those who are unable to obtain legal advice and assistance elsewhere. The bulk of our immigration workload consists of human rights claims and applications based on EU free movement rights, and our welfare cases consist of appeals work and specialist advice.  This volunteer role will include some admin work such as bundling and updating the case management system, but we take care to balance this evenly with legal research and drafting of advice letters, legal representations and submissions to tribunal as well as legal information leaflets for the public, and to provide you with all the guidance you need to gain as much knowledge from each task as possible in both or either area.

Selection criteria

  • Academic requirement: 2.1 degree - if non-LLB, you must have graduated from your GDL with a Commendation. Ideally, you should be a current LPC/BPTC student or recent LPC/BPTC graduate (within the last 2 years)
  • Essential key requirement:  ability to demonstrate a genuine interest in immigration law and/or welfare rights. 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. Please note our immigration unit can offer weekend volunteering opportunities.

Application procedure

Please email a simple CV and covering letter, addressing the above points, to immigration@pclc.org.uk . If you meet the above requirements we will endeavour to respond within 5 working days.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Plumstead Community Law Centre

16/12/2016 - 20/01/2017

Up to 35 hours per week (negotiable)

The Law Centre improves the lives of disadvantaged people in Bristol and across the South West by providing access to justice.

Winner of The Lawyer’s award for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year, we have received national attention and acclaim for our impact.

We are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic solicitor/caseworker for our busy Mental Health and Community Care team. 

You will carry out a range of casework mainly funded through our LAA contract.

Salary £25,192 - £31,511 (pro rata)

depending on experience and qualifications

For an application pack please contact:

Avon and Bristol Law Centre

2 Moon Street

Stokes Croft

Bristol BS2 8QE

Tel: 0117 924 8662

Email:  mail@ablc.org.uk

www.ablc.org.uk

Deadline for receipt of applications:

12 noon Friday 20th January 2017

Interviews to be held Thursday 2nd February 2017

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check