Immigration and Asylum Supervisor

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
28/04/2017 - 15/05/2017

21 hours per week

Fixed term contract to 31 March 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, we have received national attention and acclaim for our impact.

We are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic solicitor/caseworker for our busy Immigration and Asylum team.

You will carry out a range of Immigration & Asylum casework funded through our LAA contract and other funders.

You will also have the ability to lead, motivate and develop the team and to maximise income.

Salary £32,499 (pro rata)

30 days’ leave per year pro rata

For an application pack please contact:


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 15th May 2017

Interviews: date to be confirmed


We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

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



24/04/2017 - 02/05/2017

Stronger communities getting early and effective help from a smaller public sector is the ambition. Ignite gives Coventry a chance to learn how to get there.

Central England Law Centre in Coventry and Grapevine have formed Ignite, an exciting and ambitious 5 year programme in Coventry that will change how public services are delivered and needs met. 

Ignite's partners, Coventry City Council and WM Housing Group are using Ignite to learn how they can turn lives around.

Ignite is recruiting! Come innovate so that people can tackle problems for themselves. Drive change so that services can do the same.

Immersed in the Willenhall neighbourhood, together we're showing how we can all partner with people and communities in new ways; acting earlier, building strengths and releasing capacity.

Coventry Law Centre needs an Ignite Team Leader (Advice) to help people deal with everyday law-related problems like debt and to manage them better in the future. You will also lead the children's services pathfinder. 

This role [job ref IG/1] is for 37 hours per week at £28,485 to £30,153 per year.

For an application pack please email To arrange an informal talk about Team Leader role contact email

Application deadline: 10am on 2 May 2017. Interviews will be held on 11 May 2017.


Project Co-ordinator, Transition Support Services

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre
24/04/2017 - 16/05/2017

The aim of the post is to deliver an asylum and immigration advice, information and support service to refugees and asylum seekers and to coordinate and manage a group of volunteers to deliver the service.

Suitable candidates must have OISC accreditation to at least Level 1. Applicants with Level 2 qualifications may be preferred at shortlisting/interviewing stage. The job will involve supporting volunteers to deliver information and advice so candidates should have skills and experience in working with others to deliver a similar service.

The post will be based at Huddersfield Methodist Mission in Huddersfield.

The salary offered is £15,400 per annum for 26.5 hours per week (being £22,000 per annum full time equivalent) worked over four days (pattern to be mutually agreed). Benefits include an employer’s pension contribution of 7% of gross salary and a Westfield Health cover.

This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and will cease on 30 September 2019.

Application packs available by email from

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 May 2017.

21/04/2017 - 19/05/2017

Southwark Law Centre has provided legal advice services in the London borough of Southwark for 40 years, and has a strong local reputation for independence and defending people’s legal rights.

In the 1970’s and 1980s it provided legal advice on planning issues at a time of huge redevelopment in the borough. In order to respond to local needs SLC has identified that this is an area where it should once again support residents.

The Law Centre has secured initial funding from United St Saviours Charity and is now seeking to recruit a planning caseworker, to help them relaunch our work in this area.

The overall aim of our new project is to support and empower local people from economically and socially disadvantaged communities to be able to influence developments affecting the environment they live in.

The caseworker will provide group training sessions on planning and licencing issues and one-to-one support for local residents, including advocacy and drafting representations and compensation claims. The Law Centre will pilot this project in the north of Southwark, where major redevelopment is taking place.

The Law Centre is looking for someone with:

  • A strong planning background
  • An understanding of some of the key impacts of major development on local communities
  • The ability to engage with more disadvantaged members of the community

More details available in the Job Description and Person Specification below.

The Neighbourhood Planning Caseworker is a part-time position of 21 work hours per week for an initial 1 year fixed-term contract. The salary offered will be on NJC scale spinal points 31-42, being £30,693- £40,236 per annum pro rata, depending on experience.

Terms and conditions include an excellent pension scheme, a flexible working policy and 30 days’ holiday per year, pro rata.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sally Causer at

For an application pack please go to the Southwark Law Centre website.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday, 19 May 2017. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 25 May 2017. 

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.


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05/04/2017 - 04/05/2017

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

The Law Centre seeks to appoint a housing/community care Solicitor to join its small team. The applicant must have experience of working in a legal aid firm.

HLC has small premises in a vibrant community setting. The work is varied and challenging and we have a happy working environment with ten staff members. HLC specialises in social welfare law and holds legal aid contracts in community care, housing, immigration/asylum, public law and welfare benefits.

Harrow Law Centre strives to ensure its workplace reflects its principles of equality and fairness. HLC therefore operates a system of pay parity for all staff, and applicants must be committed to this principle.

Salary: £35,500 per annum for a full-time role of 35 hours per week - part-time work would be considered. The job will be based in the London Borough of Harrow.

Please download the job pack below. Once completed, email your application to

Deadline for applications: midday on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 8 May 2017.

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Welfare Paralegal Volunteers

Plumstead Community Law Centre
03/04/2017 - 03/05/2017

Plumstead Community Law Centre, 36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6PF

Vacancy start date:          Immediate

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

Vacancy details:                Welfare casework at PCLC is currently solely Council-funded 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.

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 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.
  • Application procedure

Please email a simple CV and covering letter with subject line WELFARE PARALEGAL, addressing the above points, to . 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