29/05/2015 - 12/06/2015

Ref number: PO-04-15. 35 hours per week, based in Belfast

The Law Centre is recruiting a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to initially work in the area of health and social care policy. Essential criteria include at least 3 years experience of social policy work, of writing policy and lobbying materials and of undertaking research.

Excellent communication skills are also essential as is an ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise work to meet deadlines.

The position is for 35 hours per week, based in Belfast. The salary offered is between £28,127 - £30,311, corresponding to NJC points 33-36.

For full details and application materials for position PO-04-15 please click here to go to the LC(NI) website

Closing date for applications is 12 June 2015. Interviews will be held on 26 June 2015.

Immigration Lawyer

Ealing Law Centre
22/05/2015 - 15/06/2015

We are looking for an exceptional Immigration and Nationality Solicitor to join our Head
of Immigration, Solange Valdez, in London’s newest and most ambitious Law Centre.
Ealing Law Centre opened in April 2013; since then we have developed a range of innovative services and strategic litigation, which go well beyond what is in scope for Legal Aid.

One of these is our award-winning Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), which has recently secured funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Strategic Legal Fund for young vulnerable migrants (SLF).

If appointed, you will be responsible for carrying out PRCBC’s casework, advising young people and their carers on citizenship applications, pursuing complex cases and reviews on their behalf, taking part in delivering our outreach and training programmes, and supporting our strategic policy and litigation work.

You will also support the work of the Head of Immigration; this focuses on complex cases covering all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law at all levels, including higher courts work.

You will need to:-

  • be a fully qualified solicitor
  • have at least two years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework
  • be accredited at level 2 in the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • have a passion for social justice, a real understanding of the needs of diverse and vulnerablechildren, young adults groups and their carers, and experience of working with them
  • be able to plan and manage your workload effectively and work on your own initiative
  • be able to work effectively and collaboratively within a team of professionals and volunteers from a very diverse group and
  • have networking skills which will enable you to build strong relationships with other
  • voluntary and statutory agencies
  • have experience and a good knowledge of the legal aid system for immigration advice and representation ( Controlled and Licensed work)

This won’t be an easy job but the right person will get the opportunity to work alongside one of the leading practitioners in a specialist area of law, to be in at the birth of something exciting and worthwhile, to help shape it, and to develop your reputation and career at the same time.

The post is initially funded for two years; funding is already in place, and we would want the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

The salary will be on ELC’s solicitor scale, and will depend on experience and skills.
For an application pack, e-mail info@ealinglaw.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon Monday 15th June 2015.

19/05/2015 - 12/06/2015

Lambeth Law Centre is committed to providing high quality legal advice and representation. It is now recruiting for a locum housing solicitor or caseworker to cover maternity leave. This would be preferably for 5 days a week, although 4 days a week will be considered. The locum post is likely to be for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

You will need to have experience of managing a client caseload, providing housing advice and conducting litigation, and a track record of billing legal aid certificated and legal help work. 

The salary offered will be in the range of ca. £30,000-£32,300 p.a.  for a full-time appointment.

For queries or to request an application form, please email Tara at tmalcolm@lambethlawcentre.org. Once completed, send your application to the same email address or by post toTara Malcolm, Lambeth Law Centre, Unit 4 The Co op Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG. 

If you wish to discuss this vacancy, please email Vivien at vgambling@lambethlawcentre.org with your name and telephone number to request a call.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 12th June 2015.

Lambeth Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

18/05/2015 - 04/06/2015

Tower Hamlets Law Centre a charitable company, set up in 1975, is committed to enabling the most vulnerable in the community to enforce their rights and obtain access to justice. We provide a high quality casework and representation service in housing, immigration/asylum, and welfare rights to people in Tower Hamlets and surrounding boroughs.

We are seeking to appoint a part time Centre Administrator, who will be responsible for overseeing the effective administration of the Law Centre.

You will need an understanding of the community served by the Law Centre and the issues facing advice providers. The ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate initiative are essential. As is the need to have significant experience of managing the administration team within an organisation. You will be working closely with the senior management team to ensure the smooth operation of the Law Centre. 

If you are interested in the post, please request an application pack at:

recruitment2015@thlc.co.uk

Recruitment contact is Beverley Campbell please email: b.campbell@thlc.co.uk

Tower Hamlets Law Centre is committed to equal opportunities; we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 4th June 5pm and interviews are scheduled for Thursday 11th June.

Salary: £28,557 (£14,279 pro rata)

Location: Tower Hamlets

Address: St Anne’s Unit 2, 789-791 Commercial Road, London E14 7HG.

 

 

Application Pack / THLC AdministratorDownload[137 KB]

Director

Southwark Law Centre
15/05/2015 - 01/06/2015

Southwark Law Centre is looking for a Director!

Southwark Law Centre is committed to tackling poverty, destitution and discrimination by providing high quality legal services to a diverse and disadvantaged community. SLC's specialist areas of law are housing, immigration/asylum, employment and welfare rights.

SLC targets the prevention of homelessness, destitution, discrimination, breaches of human rights and poverty. It provides training on legal rights and legal support to local advice and community agencies and campaign to influence law, policy, practice and promote human and civil rights.

The Law Centre has highly regarded, dedicated staff and strong support from our funders, volunteers and communities. In challenging times it is a vibrant Law Centre beating the odds to be a major champion for people in need.

The Director is a crucial role for the Law Centre. You will have an in-depth understanding of the role of Law Centres in the provision of legal services and access to justice. Knowledge of the legal/advice sector and the problems facing the community served by the Law Centre is also essential for this post.

With the support of the Trustee Board and management team, you will have the ability to lead the organisation, plan and deliver for the future. You will have responsibility for securing funding, delivering our contracts and projects. You will be the ambassador for our organisation, our work and have a vital role in developing our existing strong partnerships.

Salary is: £40,896 to £47,283 p.a. (NJC Spinal Point 43 – 50). Terms and conditions include:

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • 36 hour working week (candidates wishing to job share/work part time will be considered)
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 days’ holiday

Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are particularly welcome from members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population as the Law Centre is seeking to increase their participation at senior level within the organisation.

Download an application pack below or visit SLC's website at  www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk.

Closing date is 5pm on 1st June 2015. Interviews will be held on 11th June 2015.

SLC Director Vacancy Job PackDownload[282 KB]

Immigration Advice Caseworker

Plumstead Community Law Centre
15/05/2015 - 08/06/2015

Job Title: Immigration Advice Caseworker
Organisation: Plumstead Community Law Centre
Location: 105 Plumstead High Street, London SE18 1SB
Deadline for Applications: 9am Monday 8th June 2015
Salary: £32,454 pa pro-rata 14 hours per week
Contact: info@pclc.org.uk

We are seeking a part-time Immigration caseworker. The post will involve casework on all aspects of immigration law.

Applicants will need to have at least 2 years relevant recent experience in immigration law including Asylum, Appeal, European and Human Rights cases. Applicants will either be qualified solicitors or hold OISC Level 3 or LSC Level 2 accreditation or equivalent. They will also have a proven ability to work to tight deadlines, meet targets and have highly developed case management skills.

This post is funded by the Royal borough of Greenwich.

For further details and an application pack please contact info@pclc.org.uk.

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