14/07/2020 - 30/07/2020

The housing team at Southwark Law Centre (SLC) delivers specialist legal advice and assistance including telephone and email advice for frontline advice agencies and casework including appeals and judicial review. The majority of their caseload involves homeless applications and preventing evictions. The need for their services has never been greater.

SLC are seeking to recruit a part time housing caseworker/solicitor to be based at their second office in central Lewisham. This office is co-located with Citizens Advice Lewisham.

The successful applicant will have two years recent, professional experience of providing housing casework in a legal or advice setting.

You will also demonstrate experience of working on a Legal Aid housing contract.

Terms and conditions include:

  • 21 Hours per week
  • Based at Lewisham Law Service
  • Salary range NJC scale SP 28-37 £34,127-£42,433 (Pro-Rata)
  • 1 Year’s fixed term contract
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays pro rata

For an application pack please visit: www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact gail.bradford@southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 July 12 noon
Interviews held: Monday 10 August (by Zoom)

Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential key skills and abilities required of the role. They encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

Housing Solicitor/Caseworker

North Kensington Law Centre
14/07/2020 - 20/07/2020

North Kensington Law Centre is seeking an experienced housing Solicitor/Caseworker to provide casework under a Legal Aid Agency contract and to assist with supporting clients with COVID related housing queries.

  • Term: Fixed Term to 31 March 2021
  • Based at: West London with remote working depending on government advice on COVID
  • Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum depending on experience

Housing Solicitor Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to annie@nklc.org.uk addressing how you meet the requirements of the post.

Deadline: 9am Monday 20 July 2020
Interviews: week commencing 27 July 2020

14/07/2020 - 27/07/2020

North Kensington Law Centre is seeking an Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker (IAAS Level 2 and supervisor)

  • Term: Fixed Term to 31 March 2021
  • Based at: West London with remote working depending on government advice on COVID
  • Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum depending on experience

Immigration Supervisor Job Description

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to annie@nklc.org.uk addressing how you meet the requirements of the post.

Deadline: 9am Monday 27 July 2020
Interviews:  week commencing 3 August 2020

06/07/2020 - 21/07/2020

The immigration team at Southwark Law Centre (SLC) deliver specialist legal advice and assistance including outreach, telephone and email advice to frontline advice agencies and casework including appeals and judicial review. The need for their services has never been greater. SLC are currently aiming to provide immigration advice for the non UK rough sleepers who have been placed in hotels by Southwark Council during the pandemic and are looking for someone who can assist with this urgent work.

This group of around 80 migrants, housed by Southwark have a mix of status, including over-stayers, failed asylum seekers and homeless EEA nationals. The project is aiming to assist people to regularise their immigration status, and gain access to financial support, and longer term accommodation.

The successful applicant will have at least two years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting and Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 or higher.

You will also demonstrate experience of working on a Legal Aid asylum/immigration contract. If the successful applicant is not a solicitor they will need to be regulated by the OISC. Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 exempts the caseworker in the asylum and protection category for OISC regulation but they will need to undertake OISC assessment exams at level one and three in the immigration category, if they have not already done so.

Staff are currently being encouraged to work from home and only attend the office to see client’s, where absolutely necessary. SLC are aiming to make the office as safe as possible for staff and volunteers.


Terms and conditions include:

  • 35 Hours per week
  • 6 months fixed term contract
  • Salary range: NJC scale SP 28-37 £34,127-£42,433
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential key skills and abilities required of the role. SLC encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

For an informal discussion please contact sally.causer@southwarklawcentre.org.uk.

For an application pack please visit: www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21 July 12.00pm

Interviews: Friday 24 July

 

03/07/2020 - 22/07/2020

Harrow Law Centre (HLC) is a small, effective and forward-thinking Law Centre which provides specialist legal advice & representation to combat disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. HLC also works to influence local and national policy to improve public services for the most vulnerable. The Law Centre uses the law not only to resolve the legal problem for the individual but to achieve wider change.

Harrow Law Centre has small premises in a vibrant community setting but all staff will be working remotely for some of the time. HLC specialises in social welfare law and holds Legal Aid contracts in Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Public Law and Welfare Benefits. The Law Centre is expanding its team of housing solicitors and staring a new area of employment advice.

You will be working alongside an experienced team committed to providing a high-quality service to Harrow residents.

Harrow Law Centre is striving to ensure its workplace reflects its principles of equality and fairness. HLC therefore operates a system of pay parity for all staff and applicants must be committed to this principle.

  • Salary £38,500 per annum plus pension
  • 35 hours per week (part time considered)
  • Annual Leave 26 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Location Harrow/some remote working

Deadline for application: Noon Wednesday 22 July

Job description

Person specification

Job application

Housing Solicitor

Harrow Law Centre
03/07/2020 - 22/07/2020

Harrow Law Centre (HLC) is a small, effective and forward-thinking Law Centre which provides specialist legal advice & representation to combat disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. HLC also works to influence local and national policy to improve public services for the most vulnerable. The Law Centre uses the law not only to resolve the legal problem for the individual but to achieve wider change.

Harrow Law Centre has small premises in a vibrant community setting but all staff will be working remotely for some of the time. HLC specialises in social welfare law and holds Legal Aid contracts in Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Public Law and Welfare Benefits. The Law Centre is expanding its team of housing solicitors and staring a new area of employment advice.

You will be working alongside an experienced team committed to providing a high-quality service to Harrow residents.

Harrow Law Centre is striving to ensure its workplace reflects its principles of equality and fairness. HLC therefore operates a system of pay parity for all staff and applicants must be committed to this principle.

  • Salary £38,500 per annum plus pension
  • 35 hours per week (part time considered)
  • Annual Leave 26 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Location Harrow/some remote working

Deadline for application: Noon Wednesday 22 July 2020

Job description

Person specification

Application form

Social Security Policy Officer (part time)

Law Centre (Northern Ireland)
03/07/2020 - 24/07/2020

Law Centre NI is inviting applications for the post of Social Security Policy Officer. The successful candidate will lead LCNI's social security policy work to influence and achieve progressive change to social security law and policy in Northern Ireland
The successful candidate will also work with the Cliff Edge Coalition focusing on the welfare reform mitigations in Northern Ireland. This post is supported by the Department for Communities.

  • NJC SO2, points 32-34, commencing at £29,055 (pro rata) + 3% pension contribution
  • Hours: 17.5 per week

Job description and person specification

Closing date: 24 July 2020 12.00pm

03/07/2020 - 22/07/2020


The Legal Information Resources Officer is a new post focused on developing the Law Centre's legal information resources to ensure the NI advice sector has access to information that supports high quality information provision.
At a time if significant change to the law and policy landscape in Northern Ireland, particularly in social security, this post will support the provision or relevant, current information to support those giving advice on the frontline. This post is supported by the Department for Communities.

  • NJC SO2, SCP points 32-34, commencing at £29,055 (pro rata) + 3% employer pension contribution
  • Hours: 17.5 per week

Job description and person specification

Closing date: 22 July 2020 12.00pm

Head of Employment Law

Law Centre (Northern Ireland)
03/07/2020 - 20/07/2020

This is a new post at Law Centre NI. Reporting to the Senior Solicitor the Head of Employment Law will lead the work of our Employment Rights Project which provides advice, assistance and representation to workers/employees in Northern Ireland.

This post is an opportunity for the successful candidate to make a difference to people's lives across Northern Ireland and to contribute to the development of employment law rights through advice, casework, representation, training, legal education and policy advocacy.  This post is supported by the Department for the Economy.

  • NJC Scale PO3 commencing £34,106+3% employer pension contribution
  • Hours: 35 per week


Full job description and person specification

Closing date: 20 July 2020 12:00pm

Immigration Adviser

Bristol Law Centre
08/06/2020 - 20/07/2020

Bristol Law Centre (BLC) are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic person to join their dedicated team as an Immigration Adviser. An interest in working with children and young people is desirable – you will be delivering work under both our Legal Aid contract and grant-funded projects.

  • Salary £30,358 pro rata
  • Full Time (ideally), Permanent (subject to funding)
  • 30 days’ leave per year pro rata, 7% employer pension contribution


For an application pack please:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Siân Pearce (sianp@bristollawcentre.org.uk).

Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Monday 20 July 2020

Interviews: Date to be confirmed