Trustees

Paddington Law Centre
28/10/2020 - 31/12/2020

Paddington Law Centre (PLC) is seeking additional Trustees to join its Board. PLC is a registered charity providing free, specialist, legal advice and representation, aimed at helping vulnerable people in Westminster, and adjacent boroughs, to tackle poverty and inequality.

PLC are inviting applications from people who have experience in fundraising, finance or marketing. The Board meets from 6-8pm, approximately every 6 weeks.
This is a voluntary position and is unremunerated.

The Law Centre is committed to building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

If you would like further information, or to arrange an informal conversation with PLC's Chair of Trustees, please contact Vanessa Logan on 020 8960 3155 or vlogan@paddingtonlawcentre.org.uk

Deadline: Rolling

23/10/2020 - 16/11/2020

Do you fancy working for a forward thinking and proactive advice charity?

Derbyshire Law Centre (DLC) is a thriving charity based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire specialising in social welfare law.

New funding means that DLC have a vacancy for a full-time specialist employment
caseworker in the active and experienced team. DLC are looking for someone who can start immediately and the post will be for a fixed-term period until the end of June 2022.

Applicants should be experienced with all aspects of employment law, including
discrimination. They will have run their own caseload and be familiar with negotiating
settlements out of court, and advocacy in the Employment Tribunal. Experience of working in, or leading on project work would be advantageous.

The postholder will be a member of the Collective Management Team and undertake shared duties in the overall management of the Law Centre.

This role is available as part of a joint project with Central England Law Centre. They have
offices in Coventry and Birmingham. A similar post will be available within their organisation.  Details regarding that post can be found on their website under the ‘About us’ section.

  • Starting salary – Dependent upon experience
  • Salary scale – SCP 19 to 28 (£24,799 to £31,371)
  • Contract – Full Time until the end of June 2022
  • Job share – Suitable for job share
  • Location: Chesterfield office

A full Job Description, Person Specification and application form is available on DLC's

website -  under the news and events page. CV's won't be accepted.

Deadline for application
s: Monday 16 November 2020 by 9:30am
Shortlisting: Wednesday 18 November
Interviews: Friday 26 November

Executive Director

North Kensington Law Centre
23/10/2020 - 16/11/2020

North Kensington Law Centre (NKLC) is seeking to recruit a Director who will lead and develop the charity. The Director is responsible for the overall operational management of NKLC, for fundraising, financial planning and communications. You will contribute to and work with the Board of Trustees (Management Committee) to develop and implement the strategic plan, the business plan, staff supervision, office management and oversight of regulatory and compliance matters (together with the senior solicitor).

  • Salary £45,900 per annum (plus pension contribution)
  • Hours Full time (35 per week)
  • Term Permanent
  • Accountable to The Board of Trustees (Management Committee)
  • Location: Office based however temporary arrangements for home working are currently in place because of Covid-19

Click here for a detailed job description.

Applicants should send a CV with a detailed letter (no longer than 2 A4 pages) showing how they meet the person specification by no later than 9am on November 16 2020 to info@nklc.org.uk with APPLICATION FOR POST OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR in the subject header. Interviews will take place in the weeks commencing November 23 and 30 2020.

22/10/2020 - 09/11/2020

The immigration team at Southwark Law Centre (SLC) deliver specialist legal advice and casework including appeals and judicial review. The need for their services has never been greater.

SLC have recently been awarded funding for a partnership project with Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL).  AFRIL works with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants across Lewisham and south east London to support them to overcome their complex problems and integrate into the community. More details about AFRIL’s work can be found here: www.afril.org.uk. The majority of AFRIL’s client group are families with precarious immigration status.

The Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker will work with AFRIL’s Advice and Advocacy Officer to ensure that these families can resolve their immigration and wider issues, as well as building knowledge and understanding of immigration law and its implications for families across the borough.

The main aims of the project are:

  • To work with the Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) team to provide advice and casework in the category of immigration, nationality and asylum law
  • To work with AFRIL services to develop a holistic approach to wider issues affecting the client group such as housing and welfare benefits taking into account immigration issues.
  • To work with AFRIL to develop and deliver capacity building in immigration law for the wider advice sector, including through the Lewisham Migration Forum

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 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 clients, where absolutely necessary. If SLC are able to provide face to face support or move back to an office environment the post will be based in 

The Leemore Community Hub Bonfield Road, London SE13 5EU

Terms and conditions include:

  • Salary range: NJC scale SP 28-37 £34,127-£42,433 (pro rata) pay award pending
  • Post funded for 2 years
  • 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. We 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: Monday 9 November 2020 12.00 noon
Interviews by Zoom: Monday 16 November 2020

Immigration Solicitor/Adviser

North East Law Centre
14/10/2020 - 30/10/2020

North East Law Centre (NELC) is urgently looking to recruit an enthusiastic Immigration advisor/solicitor to join their expanding team. The successful candidate must have IAAS/OISC Level 2/3 accreditation, good knowledge of the UK immigration policies; excellent verbal, drafting and interpersonal skills; high standard of client care; good organisational skills; ability to produce consistently high quality work as he/she will be expected to manage their own workload.

The successful candidate will have over five years casework experience and will be required to support all our funded projects that provide free one-off advice sessions to people on low income, as well as privately paying clients. They will also be required to provide training and workshops, as well as second tier advice to partner organisations and professional bodies.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, the team is working remotely from the Law Centre until further notice. Interviews are to be held using Zoom and the successful applicant should be prepared to work remotely if appointed.

  • Salary: Competitive (based on experience)
  • Location: Newcastle but travel throughout the North East will be required
  • Term: Permanent
  • Full time: 37hrs pw

If you wish to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Michael Fawole in confidence on 07845127473 or via email michael@nelawcentre.co.uk.

If you wish to apply, please visit our website to view the person specification and download an application form from www.newcastlelawcentre.co.uk.

Please return completed applications forms to: recruitment@nelawcentre.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2020 at 5pm
Interviews likely to be held during week commencing 9 November 2020.

 

Family Solicitor

North East Law Centre
14/10/2020 - 30/10/2020

North East Law Centre (NELC) is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Family Solicitor to support their Family team. The team has a varied portfolio of work with some unique and exciting projects, and the ideal candidate will take a lead role in increasing access to justice in family law matters. NELC is committed to widening the provision of specialist Family law advice in the North East and the successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner who is able to support our strategic aim of achieving this aim. The suitable candidate will have experience of general family law supporting people on low income including victims of domestic abuse and litigants in person.

The successful applicant must be a qualified solicitor or a chartered legal executive with more than three years case work experience, excellent verbal, drafting and interpersonal skills; high standard of client care; good organisational skills; ability to produce consistently high quality work as he/she will be expected to manage their own workload.

The candidate will be required to support all NELC funded projects that provide free one-off advice sessions to people on low income, as well as a limited amount of privately paying clients. They will also be required to provide training and workshops, as well as second tier advice to partner organisations and professional bodies.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, the team is working remotely from the Law Centre until further notice. Interviews are to be held using Zoom and the successful applicant should be prepared to work remotely if appointed.

  • Salary: Competitive (based on experience)
  • Location: Newcastle but travel throughout the North East will be required
  • Term: Permanent
  • Full time: 37hrs pw

If you wish to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Michael Fawole in confidence on 07845127473 or via email michael@nelawcentre.co.uk

If you wish to apply, please visit NELC's website to view the person specification and download an application form from www.newcastlelawcentre.co.uk.

Please return completed applications forms to: recruitment@nelawcentre.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2020 at 5pm
Interviews likely to be held during week commencing 9 November 2020.

Welfare Benefits Solicitor (Part time)

Cambridge House Law Centre
13/10/2020 - 09/11/2020

Established in 1894, Cambridge House Law Centre (CHLC) is one of the oldest free legal advice services in the UK.

Accredited as a Centre of Excellence CHLC provides free expert legal advice and representation and hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in housing, welfare benefits, employment, discrimination and public law.

  • 21 hours (3-days) per week
  • Salary up to £35,000 per annum pro rata and depending on experience
  • 30 Days annual leave, plus bank holidays pro rata

These roles offer an exciting opportunity to join an incredible group of people providing pioneering, high quality services to help fight poverty and social injustice. You'll play a vital role in our life-changing charity, work in a supportive and flexible environment, and be a part of our highly skilled and motivated team.

CHLC's ideal candidates will be experienced solicitors with expert knowledge and understanding of LAA contracts, a client-focused and results-orientated approach, and a commitment to our corporate vision.

For the moment, Covid-19 means that the team is working remotely from the Law Centre until it is safe to return to the Law Centre.Interviews are to be held using Zoom and you should be prepared to work remotely if appointed.

CHLC warmly welcomes applications from disabled people, the LGBTQ communities, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, local residents and candidates who share lived experience with our service users.

For more information and the recruitment pack for both vacancies, please visit CHLC's website

Closing date: 9 November 2020
Interviews: week beginning 23 November 2020.

13/10/2020 - 09/11/2020

Established in 1894, Cambridge House Law Centre (CHLC) is one of the oldest free legal advice services in the UK.

Accredited as a Centre of Excellence CHLC provides free expert legal advice and representation and hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in housing, welfare benefits, employment, discrimination and public law.

  • Part-time 21 hours (3-days) per week
  • Salary up to £35,000 per annum pro rata and depending on experience
  • 30 Days annual leave, plus bank holidays pro rata

These roles offer an exciting opportunity to join an incredible group of people providing pioneering, high quality services to help fight poverty and social injustice. You'll play a vital role in our life-changing charity, work in a supportive and flexible environment, and be a part of our highly skilled and motivated team.

CHLC's ideal candidates will be experienced solicitors with expert knowledge and understanding of LAA contracts, a client-focused and results-orientated approach, and a commitment to our corporate vision.

For the moment, Covid-19 means that the team is working remotely from the Law Centre until it is safe to return to the Law Centre.Interviews are to be held using Zoom and you should be prepared to work remotely if appointed.

CHLC warmly welcomes applications from disabled people, the LGBTQ communities, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, local residents and candidates who share lived experience with our service users.

For more information and the recruitment pack for both vacancies, please visit CHLC's website.

Closing date: 9 November 2020
Interviews: week beginning 23 November 2020

Employment Law Supervisor

Tower Hamlets Law Centre
01/10/2020 - 01/11/2020

Tower Hamlets Law Centre (THLC) helps some of the most vulnerable people in London’s East End. Since its foundation in 1975, THLC has earned a fine reputation amongst their clients and supporters as skilled and determined legal advisers to the local community.

THLC is looking for someone special to lead and develop our new employment law service. The Law Centre is delighted to have the chance to extend their services to their East End community in this way, particularly since they know that more and more people will need legal advice about employment rights as the Covid 19 crisis continues.

For the moment, Tower Hamlets Law Centre is offering the post as a fixed-term contract for one year (although they’re open to discussion about the length). During that time, THLC want the appointee to identify and grow sources of funding for the future (including a legal aid Discrimination Law contract) that will sustain both the post and the service far into the future. You’ll notice that the Job Description expresses the role as leading and supervising a team, which reflects THLC's ambition for both you and the service - but on appointment, you’ll be THLC's sole employment lawyer.

For the moment, Covid-19 means that the team is working remotely from the Law Centre for most of the time. Interviews for this post are likely to be held using Zoom and you should be prepared to work remotely if appointed.

  • Salary: c. £35,000 p.a. + generous terms and conditions

Please visit Tower Hamlets Law Centre's website to download an application pack.

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@thlc.co.uk by the closing date, Sunday 01 November 2020.

Junior UX Designer

Law Centres Network (LCN)
16/09/2020 - 05/11/2020

Can you champion human-centred design in the service of access to justice?

The Law Centres Network (LCN) supports a national network of Law Centres who use their legal skills as a tool for change and their legal expertise to defend the rights of people in their communities.

We are equipping Law Centres with the right tools and infrastructure to ensure they can effectively respond to client’s needs in the current climate and keep up with demand as the impact of the pandemic ripples through society.

We are looking for a passionate, confident team player who can join us as we take a design-led approach to organisational transformation. You will have some experience of understanding user needs and translating these into actionable insights and be able to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
You will also be able to drive your own work, as well as supporting the team and sometimes member Law Centres. Work can be fast-paced and requires emotional intelligence and an eye for detail.

The Junior UX Designer role is diverse and offers a good opportunity to make your mark. Some of your work objectives will be planned and others will emerge over time.
You will work closely with the digital team, including product owners, service designers, data experts and developers. You will support the rollout of an ambitious IT upgrade programme to ensure Law Centres have the appropriate Digital infrastructure to work and collaborate effectively in the digital environment.

The role is initially for one year full-time with the potential for it to be extended.
You will be joining a small and dedicated team, based mainly in central London but currently working remotely from home. Our work atmosphere is friendly and informal but diligent.

This year we celebrate 50 years of Law Centres in the UK, and we are working hard to make sure that many more follow. Observers have commented that we punch well above our weight. Help us show them how much more we can do!

Job description

Application form

If you have any questions, please email Cristina@lawcentres.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: extended until Thursday 5 November 2020 12 noon
Interviews: soon after deadline