Housing Supervisor

Coventry Law Centre
11/04/2014 - 02/05/2014

Practice Area: Housing

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Job Type: Head of Department & Qualified lawyer

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Job Description

Salary negotiable based on experience – up to approx £37,000 for an exceptional candidate

Closing date: 10.00am, Friday 2nd May

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

We require an experienced litigator who meets the Legal Aid Agency Supervisor standard in housing casework and has knowledge/experience of the civil procedure rules and civil litigation. Knowledge of Judicial Review processes would be an advantage. You will have a good understanding of the requirements of the Legal Aid Agency Specialist Help Quality Mark (SQM).

This role also includes the overall day to day management of the housing and community care team (we have a community care casework supervisor) and you will be responsible for managing the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service for NHS complaints.

You will handle a manageable caseload, but in addition will be expected to spend some of your time on other work, such as seeking to influence policy at the highest levels of decision making within local government and public services and working with voluntary organisations and others to increase awareness of legal rights.

We operate from city centre offices, and our terms and conditions include 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory days, flexible working hours and pension scheme membership. 

For an application pack go to www.covlaw.org.uk/jobs/current.html


Debt Caseworker (Full-Time)

Brent Community Law Centre
08/04/2014 - 09/05/2014

Brent Community Law Centre provides free quality legal advice and representation in Debt casework, and a generalist telephone legal advice line. We have a small but effective debt team with a varied caseload involving debt reconciliation, money management, income maximisation, DRO’s and bankruptcy applications. In this regard it would be ideal if the successful candidate has some knowledge of welfare benefits applications.

Our debt casework is funded by a contract for fixed fee work and a recently awarded contract from Brent Council to provide debt advice for six months to young people or families with young children. This work will involve some outreach, and provision of debt information sessions to groups of young people. We are seeking to appoint a debt caseworker for a fixed term contract of six months, with a view to the post becoming permanent in the future dependant on performance and the continuation of current law centre funding streams.

You will need to have experience of publicly funded work and will ideally have at least 2 year’s experience of advice and advocacy in debt casework. The position is offered on a full-time basis with a salary of £25,000 p.a. dependent on experience.

For more details about this position and an application form, please download the job pack below. Completed applications should be returned by email to ian.kane@brentlaw.org.uk.

Deadline for completed applications: 5pm on 9th May 2014. 

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08/04/2014 - 02/05/2014

Gloucester Law Centre is currently seeking an experienced part-time (21 hours per week) Welfare Benefits Advice Worker to start as soon as possible, undertaking a full range of welfare benefits law casework.

We are a small, friendly team of solicitors, barristers and experienced case-workers, providing a high quality, independent service to residents of Gloucestershire in 4 categories of social welfare law.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a minimum of two year’s welfare benefits casework experience, to include experience of tribunal representation. The ability to satisfy the Legal Aid Agency Supervisor Standards is desirable but not essential. 

The salary offered is £23,945 p.a. pro rata.

For an application pack please contact Mary Smith, Administration Manager, Gloucester Law Centre, 75 – 81 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1PN Tel. 01452 835386, or email contact@gloucesterlawcentre.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 2nd May 2014. 

14/03/2014 - 30/04/2014

Tower Hamlets Law Centre

Education Volunteers, Locum Caseworker / Locum Solicitor / Trainee Caseworkers - varied rota hours

Tower Hamlets Law Centre is seeking to place volunteers and a paid worker on a locum basis into it's Education Law Group.  

We have a Civil Legal Aid Contract to provide a full Legal Advice service in SEN Education and SEN Discrimination Law. A locum will cover an existing case load and will provide advice and casework. Any volunteers will assist the team with these tasks. Individuals must have the skills, experience and abilities required to conduct casework and assist in all aspects of case management. If you are interested in these opportunities, please see these links  

link for volunteers .<----- click here

link for those applying for paid work  <----- click here

Equal Opportunity form   <----- click here

Recruitment contact is Baljit Dod – Deputy Senior Solicitor, please email: b.dod@thlc.co.uk.

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

We will interview applicants who meet the person specification over the next few weeks.

There is no closing date for applications - we will close recruitment once we have sufficient numbers on our register.

Location: Tower Hamlets

Address: Tower Hamlets Law Centre | Casework Services: St Anne's Street | off 789-791Commercial Road | London E14 7HG

Email: d.dod@thlc.co.uk