Head of Legal Practice (Full Time)

South West London Law Centres
27/08/2014 - 22/09/2014

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law
Centres in the country, is seeking an experienced solicitor to join the Senior Management
Team as its new Head of Legal Practice.

This is a permanent full-time position with a salary of up to £39,975 p.a. including Inner London Weighting (NJC Scale 43), reporting to the Law Centres' CEO. The position is currently based in Wandsworth but will in the future move to East Croydon.

SWLLC’s Head of Legal Practice position was created in 2013 to oversee the work and
practice of 20 caseworkers and line manage our department team leaders. This post is
heavily management biased, split approximately 50% management and 50% casework,
and requires strong, effective supportive leadership and communication skills.

You will need extensive knowledge of all aspects of legal aid and understand the importance of billing and maximising the income from the work we do. For some areas where legal aid is no longer available we have started charging affordable fixed fees, and so private practice experience would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be an experienced solicitor with at least two years significant experience of project co-ordination or management at a senior level, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the role of Law Centres in promoting access to justice and knowledge of the legal/advice sector.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 22nd September and interviews are due to take place the following week. The post is available for an immediate start. If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact Patrick Marples by email to
patrick.marples@swllc.org or calling on 0208 772 7051 / 0208 767 2777.

Applications should be made on our application form available from SWLLC's web site at
http://www.swllc.org/Vacancies.php

Asylum and Immigration Solicitor

Brent Community Law Centre
26/08/2014 - 07/09/2014

12 month fixed-term contract for maternity cover, with possibility of extension subject to funding and performance

Salary £32,606 - £36,960, dependent upon qualifications and experience

Brent Community Law Centre provides free quality legal advice and representation in Asylum casework, and a generalist telephone legal advice line. We have a small but effective immigration/asylum team with a varied caseload of asylum and immigration cases.

We are seeking to appoint an asylum and immigration solicitor for a fixed term contract of twelve months, with the possibility of extension/a permanent post dependant on performance and law centre funding streams. Please see the Job Description below.

You will have at least 2 year’s advice and advocacy experience. 

The post is principally funded through our LAA contract.

Closing date for completed applications:

Sunday 7th September 2014

For an application pack please contact coordinator@brentlaw.org.uk

 

Please contact Joe Beswick on the above address with any questions.  

Brent Asylum Solicitor JDDownload[39 KB]

Employment Caseworker

Brent Community Law Centre
26/08/2014 - 07/09/2014

3 days/week

3 year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension subject to funding and performance

Salary £26000 pro rata

Brent Community Law Centre provides free quality legal advice and representation in employment, and a generalist telephone legal advice line. We have a small but effective employment team with a varied caseload of social welfare employment cases.

We are seeking to appoint an employment caseworker for a fixed term contract of three years, with the possibility of extension/a permanent post dependant on performance and law centre funding streams. Please also see the Job Description below. 

You will have at least 2 year’s advice and representation experience in employment law. 

The post is principally funded through Trust for London project funding.

Closing date for completed applications:

Sunday 7th September 2014

For an application pack please contact coordinator@brentlaw.org.uk

Contact Joe Beswick on the above address with any questions concerning the role. 

 

Brent LC Employment Caseworker JDDownload[39 KB]
14/08/2014 - 03/09/2014

The Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU): Part-time Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer £35,371 pro rata

A new opportunity for a Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer has arisen within the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, based at Islington Law Centre (registered charity no. 268468).

MiCLU is a specialist legal and policy hub, based at Islington Law Centre, with innovative approaches to promoting and protecting the rights of migrant and refugee children in the UK – seeking to ensure that their voices are heard in all decisions that impact their lives. MiCLU carries out its work in a number of ways including - direct representation and support for young people through our child-centred and child-rights based legal service model and by driving systematic change through a combination of strategic litigation, policy, influencing and legal education work. We are regularly called upon for expert advice, support, bespoke training and evidence from lawyers, NGOs, children’s charities and statutory agencies nationally.

MiCLU has recently secured two new major grants to develop and expand its extremely successful work programme with children and young people. The new funds will allow us to grow our small dynamic team and in addition to this new post we are also recruiting for a part time Legal & Research Officer.

The new post holder will develop, lead and coordinate the delivery of MiCLU’s internal and external policy and influencing strategy with a particular focus on the protection of separated children and young people in the UK who have escaped persecution, violence and human rights abuses in their country of origin; have been displaced by war and children who have been trafficked into the UK for domestic, labour and/or sexual exploitation/slavery.

S/he will work closely with MiCLU’s Director and have specific responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the policy and advocacy relevant components of a major, ongoing funded grant programme. 

The post requires an individual with substantial experience of policy and advocacy work who can illustrate a real commitment to the particular needs, rights and entitlements of vulnerable children and young people subject to immigration control in the UK. S/he must also illustrate a commitment to collaborative working with the wider community and significant travel outside of Greater London will be necessary.

Working Hours:  The successful candidate will be paid for 14 hours per week (flexible working available). Funding for the post has been secured until August 2017. There is the possibility of extending the post, dependent upon funding.

Location: Angel, Central London (flexible working will be considered)

How to apply:

To request an application pack please contact Islington Law Centre’s Office manager Kim Brookes at recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk  (subject heading: MiCLU – Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer post) [BS1] 

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 3 September 2014 and interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates on Monday 15 September 2014. 

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14/08/2014 - 17/09/2014

The Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU): Part-time Legal & Research Officer,    £28,191 pro rata

A new opportunity for a Legal & Research Officer has arisen within the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, based at Islington Law Centre (registered charity no. 268468).

MiCLU is a specialist legal and policy hub, based at Islington Law Centre, with innovative approaches to promoting and protecting the rights of migrant and refugee children in the UK – seeking to ensure that their voices are heard in all decisions that impact their lives. MiCLU carries out its work in a number of ways including - direct representation and support for young people through our child-centred and child-rights based legal service model and by driving systematic change through a combination of strategic litigation, policy, influencing and legal education work. We are regularly called upon for expert advice, support, bespoke training and evidence from lawyers, NGOs, children’s charities and statutory agencies nationally.

MiCLU has recently secured two new major grants to develop and expand its extremely successful work programme with children and young people. The new funds will allow us to grow our small dynamic team and in addition to this new post we are also recruiting for a part time Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer.

The LRO will work closely with MiCLU’s Director and have specific responsibility for developing our UK wide legal education programme and support the design of an innovative new legal project seeking to develop a more structured and coordinated approach to advancing and protecting the rights of vulnerable children and young people subject to immigration control.

The successful candidate will combine intellectual rigour and strong research skills with a grounding in human rights, immigration and asylum law and have a passion for children’s rights issues. S/he will need to be able to work under their own initiative and be very focussed in their approach to implementing the aims of MiCLU’s training programme and progressing its thematic and strategic priorities.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a legal background who wishes to move into legal education and/or frontline policy advocacy work. We would welcome applications from those requiring flexible working arrangements due to other legal, academic and personal commitments.

Working Hours:  The successful candidate will be paid for 14 hours per week. Flexible working hours will be available but s/he will be required to work normal office hours and planned travel outside of Greater London will be necessary on occasion. Funding for the post has been secured until August 2016. There is the possibility of extending the post, dependent upon funding.

Location: Angel, Central London (flexible working will be considered)

How to apply:

To request an application pack please contact Islington Law Centre’s Office manager Kim Brookes at recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk  (subject heading: MiCLU – Legal & Research Officer post) [BS1] 

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 17 September 2014 and interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates on Monday 29 September.

 

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