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. 

07/04/2014 - 22/04/2014

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law
Centres in the country, is seeking a Volunteer Services Coordinator, initially for a period of a year with possible extension on achieving further funding.

The Volunteer Services Coordinator has overall responsibility for the provision of volunteer services and pro bono advice sessions across SWLLC’s four offices (Wandsworth, Croydon, Merton and Kingston), ensuring the effective involvement of volunteers throughout the organisation. The post holder will work actively with the Operations Manager and CEO to promote the services of SWLLC and foster relationships with stakeholders.

The position is for a fixed term of one year, with the possibility of becoming permanent. Salary is £26,520 per annum (NJC 27 - £23,188 plus Inner London weighting of £3,332) for a full-time position of 35 hours per week.

The successful candidate will have at least 1 year’s experience of project co-ordination as well as a commitment to the role of Law Centres and knowledge of the legal/advice sector. 

For the full job pack and application form please click here to visit the SWLLC website.

The closing date is noon on Tuesday 22nd April and interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 30th April. The post is available for an immediate start.

If you would like to discuss the post further or for an application pack, please contact Alasdair Stewart, Operations Manager by email to alasdair.stewart@swllc.org or calling on 0208 772 7052 / 0208 767 2777.

Immigration Paralegal Job

Ealing Law Centre
31/03/2014 - 23/04/2014

Brilliant Immigration Paralegal Wanted

To £22-25k


We are looking for an exceptional Immigration Caseworker (Law Society IAAS member Level 1) to assist our Head of Immigration, Solange Valdez, in London’s newest and most ambitious Law Centre.

Ealing Law Centre opened its doors in April 2013, with Legal Aid contracts in immigration and housing. Since then we have begun to develop a range of innovative services and strategic litigation, which goes well beyond what is in scope for Legal Aid.   One of these is the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), which has recently won funding from the Strategic Legal Fund and Unbound Philanthropy.

We are looking for someone who can do PRCBC’s casework and help to develop and run it, as well as assisting Solange with her other, often-complex, casework which is funded through a mix of legal aid and grants from Trusts.

You will need to:-

-        have a passion for social justice

-        have a real understanding and special approach towards the needs of diverse and vulnerable children, young adults groups and their carers and experience of working with them

-        have networking skills, which will enable you to build strong relationships with other voluntary and statutory agencies,

-        be able to work within a team of professionals and volunteers from a  very diverse group

-        have Law Society IAAS member Level 1 accreditation and must be able to register to OISC Level 2

-        have legal aid experience or the ability to learn  legal aid processes quickly

-        be very organised, efficient and capable of working on your own initiative

This won’t be an easy job but the right person will be given the rare opportunity to be trained by 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 one year; funding is already in place, and we would want the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Salary range £22 to £25K depending on the experience and skills

For an application pack, e-mail info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon Wednesday 23rd April

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