24/06/2016 - 11/07/2016

35 hours per week (P/T or Job Share welcome)

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

Deadline for applications: Noon Monday 11th July 2016

Interview Date:   Week commencing 18th July 2016

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 housing/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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23/06/2016 - 13/07/2016

Application closing date 5pm 13th July 2016

Can you help young people in crisis? Do you have a background in Advice and/or Support?

Would you like to work with young people? Why not join our new Ask Us

project supporting young people to find ways out of crisis.

You’ll need the ability to engage young people from a variety of

backgrounds and demonstrate an interest and understanding of

some of the social factors contributing to the issues young people


Ask Us is a partnership between Avon & Bristol Law Centre, 1625 Independent People

and Citizens Advice Bristol, and there will be one post in each of those

three partner agencies. Each role differs slightly and applicants can

apply for one or more of the posts according to their personal skills

and experience.

For full details of the three posts please visit: www.ablc.org.uk/AskUs

Alternatively, contact Avon & Bristol Law Centre: mail@ablc.org.uk or 0117 924 8662

22/06/2016 - 22/07/2016

3 days a week – 21 hours per week

The Migrants’ Law Project, a specialist public law and public legal education project based at Islington Law Centre, is seeking a Training and Outreach Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to help us to substantially increase our ability to support groups working with asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in the UK through training, outreach and other support. We will be developing our work with groups throughout the UK that work with asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, in order to help them build their understanding of the law as it affects their clients, and to support them to work towards using the law and legal strategies to protect and promote their clients’ rights.

This role is currently for one year, with potential to extend subject to funding. There will be some need to travel within the UK at short notice, and some work outside standard office hours. The probation period is 3 months.

Please apply via the application form below.

For more information, please visit contact Katie Commons at katiec@islingtonlaw.org.uk

Job Description

Person Specification

Application form

The deadline for applications is midday on 22nd July 2016.

Housing Solicitor (Full Time)

Cambridge House Law Centre
22/06/2016 - 19/07/2016

Cambridge House Law Centre is seeking an experienced housing solicitor to join an experienced, highly regarded, supportive and fun housing team serving the Camberwell area of south London.

The Law Centre has Legal Aid Agency contracts in housing, public law and community care.

Conditions include an annual salary of £33,000-£40,000, depending upon experience plus pension contribution and 30 days annual leave. 

For an application pack please contact Ms Beryl Peckham at bpeckham@ch1889.org.

For an informal discussion please contact Pamela Robotham on 0207 358 7025 or probotham@ch1889.org.

Deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19th July 2016.


16/06/2016 - 08/07/2016

Salary: £16,800  Pro Rata £28,000 per annum

Working hours: 21 hours

Ealing Law Centre has recently secured grant funding to allow us to expand Welfare benefits advice and representation service. We are looking for an enthusiastic Welfare Benefits caseworker who can help us grow and expand our services to local residents. The Law Centre currently provides advice in Housing, Immigration and Welfare Benefits. We have Legal Aid contracts in Housing and Immigration and receive grant funding for our Welfare Benefits work.

This is an exciting time for the Law Centre. We have got new grant funding secured for the next three years.  We are looking for someone who is keen to use their Welfare Benefits experience in a Law Centre setting.

The successful candidate will conduct casework up to and including Tribunal representation and also assist with a Welfare Benefits advice line. The postholder will be expected to be proactive in developing links with the local community and in providing training to first tier advice services in the area.

Ealing 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: info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Closing date: 5pm Friday 8 July 2016 

16/06/2016 - 08/07/2016

Salary: According to experience 

Working hours: 35 per week

Benefits include 22 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

We require a solicitor/caseworker for our Housing team. At least 2 years experience of Housing law is required.

Ealing Law Centre has recently secured grant funding to allow us to expand our range of work to include out of scope housing work and welfare benefits advice. We are looking for an enthusiastic housing caseworker/solicitor who can help us grow and expand the services to local residents and assist our current housing supervisor with housing work which is still within scope for Legal Aid. The Law Centre also has a Legal Aid contract for Immigration Work and grant funding for Welfare Benefits advice.

This is an exciting time for the Law Centre. We have got new grant funding secured and we are looking for someone who is keen to develop their housing work in Law Centre environment. The postholder will be expected to be proactive in developing community links and training first tier advice agencies in the area.

The successful candidate will conduct out of scope housing work and assist with the housing and debt matter starts we have been allocated and be proactive in commencing and conducting certificated cases for clients.

Ealing 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: info@ealinglaw.org.uk
Closing date: 5PM 8 July 2016

Interviews: TBC 

Employment Solicitor/Caseworker

South West London Law Centres
13/06/2016 - 04/07/2016

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking a full time Employment Solicitor/Caseworker.

There is considerable demand for employment law work at SWLLC, which we are trying to meet without legal aid funding for it. To do so, we are looking to increase and further develop a fee-charging work model which would be sustained through charging reasonable fixed fees, damages-based agreements, conditional fee agreements, claims on household/car insurance and compromise agreements.

We are looking for a candidate who has at least 1 year’s experience of employment law, and the flair and commitment to drive a more commercial model of delivery of employment advice. This fee-charging work will be alongside some pro bono work that will partly fund the role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates who are passionate about broadening access to justice at a time of reduced public funding. You will lead on the development of new services at the Law Centres and increase our capacity to help Londoners with employment problems. We also offer a diverse case load and the choice of one of SWLLC’s four offices to be based in (with travel to other offices as required).

Salary: Up to £33,510 p.a (NJC Scale 35 including Inner London) depending on experience. A higher rate would be considered for experienced candidates with commercial marketing experience.

Reports to: Head of Legal Practice

Line Manages: Volunteers assigned to the project

Functional Links: Board of Trustees, CEO, Client Services Manager, Finance Manager, Team Leaders, Branch Administrators

Term: Permanent

The closing date is noon on Monday 4th July 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 email recruitment@swllc.org. Applications can be downloaded from the links below. 

Please click here for the job pack

Please click here for the application form

13/06/2016 - 06/07/2016

Avon and Bristol Law Centre is looking to appoint an employment and discrimination caseworker/solicitor for a full-time position of 35 hours per week.

ABLC is looking for a flexible and enthusiastic person who is keen to learn and develop, to join their dedicated team. You will carry out a range of casework focusing on employment, discrimination and equalities issues and help to develop ABLC's public law work.

Salary: £25,192 - £31,511 p.a. depending on experience (pay review pending). Conditions include 30 days’ leave per year and 7% employer pension contribution.

For an application pack please visit the website www.ablc.org.uk.

Alternatively you can write to: Avon and Bristol Law Centre, 2 Moon Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8QE, email them on mail@ablc.org.uk or telephone ABLC on 0117 924 8662

Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon Wednesday 6th July 2016. Interviews: Thursday 14th July 2016.

Avon and Bristol Law Centre aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

12/06/2016 - 30/06/2016

Lambeth Law Centre is seeking to appoint a caseworker with experience of debt, welfare benefits and housing. You will be working as part of LLC's team of dedicated social welfare lawyers providing vitally needed advice and assistance to often marginalised and vulnerable clients.

The Law Centre’s work is largely funded by Legal Aid, local authority grant funding and the Money Advice Service through the Capitalise partnership. We also have some trust funding.

You must have in-depth knowledge and at least one year's experience of all aspects of debt advice, as well as a good grasp of welfare benefits law. Experience of housing casework/litigation and of Legal Aid will be an advantage.

Salary: £28,000 – £32,480 p.a. depending on experience.

CVs will not be accepted. For an application pack please write to Lambeth Law Centre, Unit 4, The Co-op Centre, 11 Mowll St, London SW9 6BG or email admin@lambethlawcentre.org.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2016.

Lambeth Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Hackney Community Law Centre
06/06/2016 - 27/06/2016

Hackney Community Law Centre is seeking to appoint a Welfare Benefits Caseworker, for a post funded by the London Borough of Hackney as part of HCLC's social welfare advice contract.

Key duties of the post include providing a comprehensive specialist welfare benefits advice service for people living in Hackney; and providing specialist casework and representation in welfare benefits matters.

Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of welfare benefits advice. 

The successful candidate will have specialist knowledge of means tested and non-means tested welfare benefits and tax credits, as well as knowledge of immigration and residence rules for benefits and tax credits for EEA nationals and other migrants. Experience of representing clients at both the First Tier and Upper Tier Social Security Tribunals is essential.

Salary: £27,000 p.a. 

For an application pack and further information visit the Law Centre's website at www.hclc.org.uk or download below. Alternatively, email bella@hclc.org.uk, stating clearly your email subject “Welfare Benefits Recruitment”. For an informal discussion please telephone Sean Canning on 0208 985 5236.

Please email completed applications to Bella Donnelly at bella@hclc.org.uk by 12 noon on Monday, 27 June 2016. 

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