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.
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For an application pack please email email@example.com. Applications may be submitted by post or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.