Solicitor - Immigration

Harrow Law Centre
09/04/2021 - 30/04/2021

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 work 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.

HLC have small premises in a vibrant community setting but all staff will be working remotely for some of the time. The Law Centre specializes in social welfare law and holds Legal Aid contracts in Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Public Law and Welfare Benefits. HLC also have a Victims of Crime Project and a Young Person’s Legal Project.

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

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

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

For the application pack email pamelafitzpatrick@harrowlawcentre.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: Noon Friday 30 April

Solicitor - Housing

Harrow Law Centre
09/04/2021 - 30/04/2021

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 work 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.

HLC have small premises in a vibrant community setting but all staff will be working remotely for some of the time. The Law Centre specializes in social welfare law and holds Legal Aid contracts in Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Public Law and Welfare Benefits. HLC also have a Victims of Crime Project and a Young Person’s Legal Project.

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

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

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

Person specification

Job description

Application form

For the full application pack email pamelafitzpatrick@harrowlawcentre.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: Noon Friday 30 April

Community Care Solicitor/Caseworker

Central England Law Centre (Coventry)
09/04/2021 - 28/04/2021

Central England Law Centre (CELC) is the UK’s largest Law Centre, with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in its legal practice. CELC are a charity that provides free specialist legal advice to people in Coventry and Birmingham who are most in need. The Law Centre advocates for people, challenges unfair decisions, takes cases to the highest courts and works in partnerships with other support services.

Operating from its main office in Coventry City Centre and its Birmingham office in Tyesley, CELC work tirelessly to fulfil our vision of a society where people’s rights are upheld, their needs met, and in which everybody can thrive.

At the heart of its approach is total commitment to services that address all the interconnected problems people face in their everyday lives. Poverty lies at the core of these issues. CELC need to build a stronger response that reaches those who are least likely to know that they have legal rights

The successful candidate will be Project Solicitor / Caseworker for Rights in Peril project which involves representation of clients whose assessments, support plans or packages appear to have been affected by easements (whether they were formally in operation or not) and analysing impact to develop insights and expertise to enable Central England Law Centre to meaningfully contribute locally and nationally to the debate about the future of social care post-pandemic and the role of legal rights within the social care framework.

The candidate will also work with Law students from CELC/Warwick University’s Strategic Public Law Clinic [SPLC] on projects related to Care Act easements. This work will generate information and resources to support Rights in Peril activities and will provide the participating students with meaningful learning opportunities whilst gaining practical insight into the strategic use of public law to address systemic disadvantage and achieve effective change.

Coventry Law Centre is in the heart of the City and a 5-minute walk from the railway station (Remote working as appropriate during pandemic)

Terms and conditions

  • Salary £28,803-£32,907 FTE per annum (dependent on experience)
  • 37-hour week
  • 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory days
  • Pension scheme membership

This is a fantastic opportunity to play an essential role in a friendly organisation that is trying to make a difference to the lives of those people in our communities that are most vulnerable.

See Job Description

For an application pack please email recruitment@centralenglandlc.org.uk. Applications may be submitted by post or by email to recruitment@centralenglandlc.org.uk.

Closing date: 10am 28 April 2021
Interviews: 7 May 2021 onwards

CELC strive to be an Equal Opportunities employer, are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and have committed to ensure their recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Comunity Engagement Officer

Croydon Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
07/04/2021 - 07/05/2021

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC) are looking to recruit an experienced Community Engagement Manager, initially for a 12-month period, who can continue to develop their relationships with the organisations that refer to the Law Centre and who can help SWLLC to develop new projects in accordance with the needs of the community.

  • Full time post
  • Salary: £28,000, with an employee pension contribution of 4% salary
  • Term: Initially for a 12-month period, with the potential to become permanent, subject to funding
  • Reports to: Senior Management Team
  • Based at: Initially remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but then at the Croydon office, with travel to our other offices and locations

For more details and how to apply, please download our application pack from SWLLC's website. Completed forms should be emailed to recruitment@swllc.org by 5pm on Friday 7 May 2021.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact SWLLC's Deputy CEO at stacey.edgar@swllc.org to arrange a time to speak.

Public Law Solicitor

Public Interest Law Centre
06/04/2021 - 26/04/2021

The Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) is looking to recruit new members to its growing team:

The Public Interest Law Centre exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education. PILC specialises in public law, actions against public authorities and public inquiries, bringing cases to court for individuals and grassroots groups who have been treated unfairly. The Law Centre holds government and public bodies to account, challenging unlawful policies and practices.

PILC's solicitors, caseworkers & researchers meet with individuals and community groups to explore how legal action could help them challenge injustice and defend their social and human rights. PILC works with campaigners to develop strategic litigation for social change. Its current caseload reflects its interest in opposing austerity, the hostile environment, state surveillance & violence against women.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Law Centre. With a number of significant high-profile current cases and some recent major victories for our clients, PILC looks forward to growing the litigation team to support and develop this high-quality, strategic work.

The Law Centre is seeking a dynamic and committed Solicitor with solid public law experience in a range of practice areas. This role is initially for a fixed-term 12-month contract but has the potential to develop into a full-time and permanent role.

  • £32,000-£35,000 (depending on experience)
  • 21 hours / 3 days per week
  • Fixed-term 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Applications packs are available from https://www.pilc.org.uk/news/

The completed application form should be returned by email to jobs@pilc.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 26 April 2021 and it is anticipated interviews will be held during the week commencing Tuesday 4 May 2021.

PILC especially encourages applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and/or those with lived experience of the social-justice issues the Law Centre works on.

Experienced Paralegal

Public Interest Law Centre
01/04/2021 - 26/04/2021

The Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) is looking to recruit new members to its growing team:

The Public Interest Law Centre exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education. PILC specialises in public law, actions against public authorities and public inquiries, bringing cases to court for individuals and grassroots groups who have been treated unfairly. The Law Centre holds government and public bodies to account, challenging unlawful policies and practices.

PILC's solicitors, caseworkers & researchers meet with individuals and community groups to explore how legal action could help them challenge injustice and defend their social and human rights. The Law Centre works with campaigners to develop strategic litigation for social change. Its current caseload reflects our interest in opposing austerity, the hostile environment, state surveillance & violence against women.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Law Centre. With a number of significant high-profile current cases and some recent major victories for our clients, PILC looks forward to growing the litigation team to support and develop this high-quality, strategic work.

The Law Centre is seeking a Paralegal with two years’ experience, ideally with knowledge and experience of the legal aid and legal help funding system.

  • £25,000
  • 35 hours per week / Full time
  • Permanent

Applications packs are available from https://www.pilc.org.uk/news/

The completed application form should be returned by email to jobs@pilc.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 26 April 2021 and we anticipate holding interviews during the week commencing Tuesday 4 May 2021.

The Law Centre especially encourages applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and/or those with lived experience of the social-justice issues it works on.