Charity Trustees

Croydon Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
17/11/2017 - 31/12/2017

South West London Law Centres is seeking to add to its Charity Trustees. Ideally, we want new members with experience in finance, Legal Aid and fundraising and marketing.

If this interests you and you have time to give we would love to hear from you. If you would like more information on the commitment required please read the application pack below. If you have any questions before then please do email recruitment@swllc.org

Please click here for the application pack

15/11/2017 - 11/12/2017

Location: Northfields (Piccadilly Line)

Deadline: 11 December 2017  

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 pro rata, depending on experience

Hours: 14 hours

Contract length: Permanent  

We are currently looking for an exceptional Finance Officer to become the head of finance operations in London’s newest and most ambitious Law Centre.

Key objectives of the role:

  • To manage, maintain and develop comprehensive financial records and systems for Ealing Law Centre
  • To liaise with the appointed Independent Reviewer to complete the process of producing ELC’s annual accounts;
  • To prepare financial reports for Board meetings;
  • To prepare other financial information as required.
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Head of Operations

Ealing Law Centre
15/11/2017 - 08/12/2017

Location: Northfields (Piccadilly Line)

Deadline: 11 December 2017  

Salary: £28,500  

Hours: 35 hours

Contract length: Permanent  

We are currently looking for an exceptional individual to become Head of Operations in London’s newest and most ambitious Law Centre.

The Head of Operations will be responsible for the smooth operational running of the Law Centre.  This is a hands-on role that offers responsibilities across a wide range of activities, and the opportunity to make a major contribution to a growing and dynamic organisation.  

Ealing Law Centre was set up in 2013; since then we’ve gained an outstanding reputation for our work on housing, immigration and welfare rights   We challenge disadvantage, poverty and exclusion by providing our clients with expert legal services free of charge, by undertaking strategic litigation to improve or change the way the law is administered, and by developing partnerships with other voluntary sector agencies to provide services, and to take on cases which require specialist legal expertise to resolve them.

Responsibilities of the post will cover all aspects of the organisation, to ensure that ELC has the best business processes and working environment possible. They include developing the financial and operational management and business efficiency of the organisation, overseeing effective reporting and driving the continuous improvement of systems to make us better able to fight poverty and exclusion.

The Head of Operations will be managed by the Supervising Solicitor. The primary duties and responsibilities are set out below. This is a multi-faceted role and the candidate will be able to tackle a range of tasks as part of a small dynamic team

Further details and an application pack are available by emailing info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Closing date is 8 December at 4pm

Contact address: 210 Northfield Avenue, London, W13 9SJ

 

The Law Centre’s office is located 2 minutes from Northfield station on the Piccadilly line with easy access to Central London (30 minutes) 

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Communications Manager

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
01/11/2017 - 27/11/2017

Avon and Bristol Law Centre is seeking an experienced

Communications Manager

to join our dynamic team based in central Bristol.

Temporary contract: 3 to 6 months

35 hours per week (applications for part time working will also be considered)

Salary £31,000 pro rata

30 days’ leave per year and 7% Employer Pension Contribution

For further information and an application pack:

visit www.ablc.org.uk or email mail@ablc.org.uk

or phone 0117 924 8662

Closing date:  12 noon on Monday 27th November 2017 

Interviews: date to be arranged

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

Housing Adviser (Part-Time)

Nottingham Law Centre
01/11/2017 - 27/11/2017

Nottingham Law Centre is looking for someone who has experience of giving housing advice, a working knowledge of current legislation relevant to housing, and familiarity with representation at, for example, tribunal and/or court.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work well within a team and be able to demonstrate good case management and time management skills, even within pressurised situations. An understanding of Lexcel and the voluntary sector would be beneficial.

This position is part-time for 25 work hours per week, on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2019. Salary offered is £26,640 per annum (pro rata).

Please download the job pack below. Alternatively, please email enquiries@nottinghamlawcentre.org.uk or call into Nottingham Law Centre's reception.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday, 27 November 2017. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 29 November 2017.

Nottingham Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

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Employment Solicitor (Locum)

Plumstead Community Law Centre
24/10/2017 - 20/11/2017

JOB ADVERT – EMPLOYMENT SOLICITOR

Job Title: Locum Employment Solicitor

Organisation: Plumstead Community Law Centre
Location: 36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6PE

Salary: £32,454 pa
Contact: info@pclc.org.uk

We are seeking to recruit a locum Employment Solicitor to start as soon as possible for 3 months in the first instance. This may become a permanent post subject to continued funding.

The post will involve advice and  casework on all aspects of employment law.

Applicants will need to be  Solicitors qualified to practise in England & Wales with at least 3 years’ PQE including  2 years’ recent  experience in employment law.

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 both the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Trust For London.

In the first instance please send a cv and a covering letter to info@pclc.org.uk.

All applications to be received by 10am on Monday 20th November 2017

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Housing and Debt Solicitor/Supervisor

Brent Community Law Centre
24/10/2017 - 30/11/2017

SALARY:                           Salary: £30,978 - £32,778                                               

HOURS:                            Full time – 40 hours per week 

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Director/Management Committee 

JOB PURPOSE:                   

To reduce poverty and improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent by: 

Providing legal advice and assistance in housing law to those living, working or studying in London. 

INTRODUCTION

Brent Community Law Centre (BCLC) was the first publicly funded Law Centre in the country. 

We provide quality advice and assistance in relation to housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum matters for the benefit of people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Brent as well as organisations based in the area, including community and voluntary groups.  

We also provide a specialist telephone advice line in the above areas in conjunction with the Brent Advice Partnership, a partnership with four other local advice agencies.  

We hold Legal Aid contacts in housing, immigration and asylum and community care and also undertake work under project/grant funding and on a fee-charging basis.  

BCLC is managed by local people through a Management Committee and staff operate though a collective structure rather than a hierarchical one. 

BCLC is accredited under the Law Society’s LEXCEL Scheme and is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association. 

THE ROLE

BCLC is seeking to recruit a full time Supervising Debt and Housing Solicitor to join our existing housing team, comprising of two part-time solicitors

The post holder will be responsible for delivering the housing matter starts we have been allocated by the LAA, including commencing and conducting certificated work and providing representation at court.  

The post will also involve providing advice through our specialist telephone advice line, undertaking outreach work, and contributing to the management of the Law Centre through the Staff Collective. 

The post-holder will need to have at least two years experience of providing advice, casework and representation in housing law. 

For application pack: email: alison.plaku@bclc.uk

Closing date: Sunday, 30 November 2017 at 5.30 pm 

BCLC is seeking to recruit a full time Supervising Debt & Housing

12/10/2017 - 30/11/2017

AVON AND BRISTOL LAW CENTRE

is looking to appoint an

Immigration and Asylum Caseworker/Solicitor

Up to 35 hours per week, temporary position

3 to 6 month contract

Start date: immediate, or according to availability

We are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic person to join our dedicated team.          You will carry out a range of Immigration & Asylum casework both under our Legal Aid contract and under other funding streams.

Salary £25,192 - £31,511 pro rata, depending on experience

30 days’ leave per year, 7% employer pension contribution

For an application pack please contact:

Avon and Bristol Law Centre

2 Moon Street

Stokes Croft

Bristol BS2 8QE

Tel: 0117 924 8662

Email:  mail@ablc.org.uk

www.ablc.org.uk

 

Deadline for receipt of applications:

None - applications will be considered when received


We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

Part-time Permanent Book keeper

Paddington Law Centre
25/08/2017 - 01/01/2037

Required as soon as possible

Location: 421 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE

Hours: At least two days a month

Remuneration: To be agreed

Can be on either employed or self employed basis

We are seeking to recruit a part-time permanent book keeper to replace our long-term book keeper who is retiring.  The principle duties will be to:

  • administer the payroll for a small staff group (currently seven employees);
  • prepare cash flows, budgets and management accounts for the organisation;
  • pay invoices;
  • keep VAT records and submit VAT returns;
  • maintain financial records and liaise with auditors for preparation of annual accounts;
  • maintain client accounts and ledgers in accordance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.
  • attend evening meetings of the Trustees (approximately once each quarter) and report to them on the organisation’s finances.

Applicants will have:

  • at least three years book keeping experience;
  • specific experience of  book keeping for a legal organisation/knowledge of Solicitors’ Accounts Rules;
  • sound knowledge of Quick Books and of Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

Please apply with CV and covering letter/email to:

Vanessa Logan

Paddington Law Centre

421 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE.

Email: vlogan@paddingtonlawcentre.org.uk

There is no closing date as we will be inviting suitable candidates to interview as soon as possible.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Asylum and Immigration Solicitor

Brent Community Law Centre
10/08/2017 - 31/12/2017

Brent Community Law Centre has been providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum to vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged client groups living, working and studying in Brent since 1972. We have always operated as a collective but have recently decided to create a new post of Director, to lead the organisation through a period of dynamic change, at the end of which we expect to be more efficient and effective in serving the needs of the most disadvantaged in our community

We are looking to recruit the following to join our small, friendly, effective team:

JOB TITLE:                         Asylum & Immigration Solicitor

SALARY:                            Salary: £30,978 - £32,778 per annum                                    

HOURS:                             Full time - 40 hours per week 

ACCOUNTABLE TO:           Management Committee 

MANAGED BY:                   Supervising Immigration Solicitor 

JOB PURPOSE:                  To reduce poverty and improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent by providing legal advice and assistance in asylum and immigration law to those living, working or studying in Brent. 

THE ROLE

BCLC is seeking to recruit a full-time Asylum and Immigration Solicitor to join our existing immigration team, comprising 1 full-time solicitor and 1 full-time caseworker. 

The post holder will be responsible for delivering the asylum matter starts we have been allocated by the LAA, including commencing and conducting certificated work, as well as undertaking fee-charging work for matters which are out of scope. 

The post will also involve providing advice through our specialist telephone advice line and undertaking outreach work. 

The post-holder will need to have at least two years’ experience of providing advice, casework and representation in asylum and immigration law.  

Brent Community 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 a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and application pack, please contact alison.plaku@bclc.uk

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