Communications Officer

Law Centres Network (LCN)
19/02/2021 - 12/03/2021


Could you help us build a movement for social change?

The Law Centres Network (LCN) is the national voice of Law Centres, speaking out for access to justice for all.

Currently, justice is in great demand – but in short supply. We are looking to build a movement for changing this. For this, we need to engage more people and rally them to the cause of social justice.

We are looking for a passionate and articulate person to help us do this as Communications Officer.

You will be a professional with some experience and willingness to learn and develop. You will be a creative and compelling communicator, who is up for a challenge. 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 Communications Officer 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 with news media and social media, produce reports and other publications, and have a chance to develop our public presence in new ways and channels.

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 & background information

Application form

Deadline for applications: Friday, 12 March 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 18 March 2021.

Senior Administrator (Management Support)

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre
19/02/2021 - 30/03/2021

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre (KCALC) wishes to appoint a Senior Administrator to support its Executive Management Team. A significant focus of the role will be writing and submitting funding bids, developing new projects and ensuring good monitoring and reporting. The job tasks will also include research and campaigns work, writing reports, taking minutes, updating a website, writing press articles, and setting up and developing new projects.

The successful candidate will have excellent and high level written, verbal and numerical skills in addition to administrative and project management experience.

  • Hours of Work: 37 hours per week full time but will consider requests for part-time working
  • Holidays: 33 days plus statutory holidays
  • Salary: £23,632 to £25,214 plus employer’s pension contribution of 8% and health benefits
  • Location: Dewsbury but this role will allow some working from home

A full job description and application pack can be found on KCALC's website.

Closing date: Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 12 NOON

Interviews will be held remotely the following week

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

19/02/2021 - 01/03/2021

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 these services has never been greater.

SLC have a number of projects that we need some extra short term support with:

Primarily:

1. Immigration advice for rough sleepers: The project is aiming to assist people to regularise their immigration status, and gain access to financial support, and longer term accommodation.

2. Help with more complex EU Settlement applications particularly those relating to marginalised groups such as Zambrano Carers and people with suitability issues.

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 client’s, where absolutely necessary. We are aiming to make the office as safe as possible for staff and volunteers.

Terms and conditions include:

  • Part time post: 21 Hours per week
  • Initial 3 months fixed term Immigration contract
  • Salary range: NJC scale SP 28-37 £35,067-£43,599
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

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

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

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. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 1 March 2021

08/02/2021 - 01/03/2021

Cambridge House’s Law Centre (CHLC) is looking for a Marketing and Communications volunteer to support their Covid-19 response. This is an opportunity to use your marketing and communication skills to engage people who need to have their legal rights protected.

CHLC are looking for a creative person to help us publicise the vital work we are doing by: 

  • Helping us to create a marketing and communications strategy to increase engagement with people needing free legal advice as well as other local and national advice agencies.
  • Developing promotional material that advertises our legal services online.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to our anti-poverty, equality and social justice mission.
  • Have skills and experience in online marketing and communications.
  • Have access to their own software.
  • Be able to make a 3-to-6-month commitment of between 3 to 5 hours per week. The role is flexible and there are no set times– whenever suits you.
  • Be able to work from home. This role can be delivered totally online and is therefore suitable for people who might be sheltering due to Covid-19.

CHLC offer:

  • Expenses for any costs incurred as part of the volunteer role.
  • The opportunity to work within a dedicated and innovative team committed to increasing access to justice.
  • Opportunities to learn new skills related to working in charities and Law Centres.

This is a volunteer position for which reasonable expenses will be paid.

As an organisation CHLC are dedicated to ensuring that our staff reflect the diverse communities in which they work. The Law Centre warmly welcome applications from disabled, LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and minority ethic people, and candidates who share lived experiences with our service users.

CHLC are a disability confident employer and will generally offer an interview to any
application that declares that they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, a brief covering statement of roughly one A4
sheet, and a completed Diversity Monitoring Form to recruitment@ch1889.org

The Diversity Monitoring Form can be downloaded at https://ch1889.org/jobvacancies
For more information about Cambridge House visit: www.ch1889.org