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We are seeking a Training & Consultancy Co-ordinator to support a new project which aims to improve capacity in the NfP advice sector: The Management & Leadership Hub. Our ideal candidate will be organised, confident with  IT systems and committed to professional development. No previous experience of managing training services is required. If you have the skills we are looking for, we will help you to develop into this role.

As the only membership organisation that supports all those involved in the delivery of the legal aid scheme, we have a strong track-record of providing direct support to members and tailored training courses for legal aid professionals. This new post will enhance and expand our offering by supporting the Hub Director with the development, delivery and review of programmes to enhance the skills of existing and future managers and the sustainability of organisations delivering legal advice.

For more information download the overview of the role:

Training & Consultancy Co-ordinator – overview and person spec

This is a rolling recruitment process so there is no deadline for applications. We’ll withdraw this advert when the position is filled.  If you think this role might be for you then apply as soon as you can.  We are happy to consider this as a secondment opportunity if an applicant wanted to commit 6-12 months to this role before returning to their normal employment.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Rough Sleeper Housing Adviser (Cardiff)

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th June

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Rough Sleeper Housing Adviser. The post holder will provide specialist housing advice, advocacy and support to people sleeping rough on the streets of Cardiff and to rough sleepers currently in temporary accommodation. Working closely with other existing services, you will provide relevant assistance as necessary, in order to achieve positive housing outcomes for people who are, or have been, sleeping rough.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Housing Caseworker (West Wales)

Closing date: Wednesday, 8th June

Shelter Cymru is looking for a housing caseworker. The post holder will be part of a team who provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services across the West Wales region.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Housing Caseworker (North East Wales)

Closing date: Wednesday, 8th June

Shelter Cymru is looking for a housing caseworker. The post holder will be part of a team who provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services across the North East Wales region.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Closing date: Monday, 6th June

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Policy and Public Affairs Manager. The Policy and Public Affairs Manager leads a team of 3.9FTEs working on policy, research, public affairs and public campaigning. Everyone in Shelter Cymru is in the business of preventing homelessness, and you will be doing this by overseeing the policy and campaigning process to help them deliver positive change that makes an impact on the lives of the people we serve.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Rough Sleeper Housing Adviser (Wrexham)

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th June

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Rough Sleeper Housing Adviser. The post holder will provide specialist housing advice, advocacy and support to people sleeping rough on the streets of Wrexham and to rough sleepers currently in temporary accommodation. Working closely with other existing services, you will provide relevant assistance as necessary, in order to achieve positive housing outcomes for people who are, or have been, sleeping rough.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Independent Housing Support Worker

Closing date: Monday, 6th June

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a part time Independent Housing Support Worker. Working with the wider Housing Support team you will deliver a floating housing support service to residents across Flintshire by providing appropriate support, information and advocacy as required.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Fundraising Manager

Closing date: Monday, 30th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for two a fundraising manager. The post holder will play a central role in identifying and securing new opportunities for funding and growth, leading a team responsible for the day to day delivery of their new Funding & Income Generation Strategy.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Fundraising Manager

Closing date: Monday, 30th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for two a fundraising manager. The post holder will play a central role in identifying and securing new opportunities for funding and growth, leading a team responsible for the day to day delivery of their new Funding & Income Generation Strategy.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Regional Community Fundraiser

Closing date: Monday, 30th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for a regional community fundraiser based in North Wales. Th post holder will support the delivery of Shelter Cymru’s local community fundraising activity, the Regional Community Fundraisers play a key role in connecting local communities to the work Shelter Cymru does.This role is funded by the WCVA: Third Sector Resilience Fund 3.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Denbighshire Early Intervention

Project Co-ordinator

Closing date: Thursday, 26th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for a Project Co-ordinator to work on an exciting new project to prevent homelessness at its very earliest stages, funded by Denbighshire County Council and working in partnership with Clwyd Alyn and Warm Wales.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting Early Intervention Workers

Closing date: Thursday, 26th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for two Early Intervention Workers to join their exciting new project to prevent homelessness at its very earliest stages, funded by Denbighshire County Council and working in partnership with Clwyd Alyn and Warm Wales.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Miles & Partners is recruiting Legal Assistants

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th June

Miles & Partners is seeking bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join their team as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support to their busy specialist award winning lawyers. The roles begin in July 2022 and will suit BPTC/ LPC graduates or similar looking for good quality professional experience while preparing to apply for Training Contracts or Pupillages, or law graduates considering the SQE pathway.

The posts on offer have a wide range of duties ranging from some clerical work to liaising with the Legal Aid Agency, the courts, experts, counsel etc., attending interviews with experts to take notes, assisting in arrangements for conferences, preparation of court bundles and accompanying documentation, preparation of documents for Counsel and occasionally attending Court with Counsel. With appropriate experience and training they would expect you to progress to preparing statements and applications, attending clients and taking instructions, and legal research.

Miles & Partners is a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and has been listed in The Times Top 200 Law Firms for 3 years running. They are based in London E1 near Liverpool Street and The Cloud. Their clients are all over the World. Check it out here.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Public Law Solicitor

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st May

Public Interest Law Centre is seeking a committed Solicitor with public law experience to undertake strategic litigation that supports the work of grassroots groups and tenants & residents’ associations fighting against gentrification. You may have a background in a housing law setting where public law principles have been deployed or seeking to develop your public law experience in new areas. In either case, support and training will be provided so that you can develop this area of strategic work within the Centre. This role is initially for a fixed-term 2 year contract but has the potential to develop into a permanent role.

The Public Interest Law Centre exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education. They specialise in public law, actions against public authorities and public inquiries, bringing cases to court for individuals and grassroots groups who have been treated unfairly.

To learn more about the role and how to apply, click here (word document) or here.

Howells LLP is recruiting a Duty Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 27th May

Howells Solicitors is looking for a committed and professional duty solicitor to join their criminal team based in their Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley offices. Newly qualified solicitors who have experience in, or are looking to train in criminal law will be considered. The perfect candidates will be highly motivated with a keen interest in criminal law.
They will have experience of conducting their own caseloads, and a good knowledge of criminal law and procedure. Experience of having represented clients in court or at the police station will be an advantage.

Howells Solicitors has more than 40 years’ experience of providing high quality legal advice. They have expert solicitors in key areas of personal law from family and matrimonial to personal injury, wills, probate and clinical negligence as well as residential conveyancing and taxi licensing. They also have a highly experienced criminal defence department to give advice and representation in all areas including arrest and court appearances.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact Claire Bond, HR Officer on (0114) 2496763 or email hr@howellsllp.com

To see the job profile, click here. To see the person specification, click here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Housing Caseworker

Closing date: Tuesday, 17th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for a housing caseworker. The postholder will work within their Housing Services team based in Aberystwyth.  You will be part of a team that provides a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services across the West Wales region.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Homelessness Prevention Project Co-ordinator

Closing date: Tuesday, 17th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for a Homelessness Prevention Project Co-ordinator. The postholder will be responsible for delivering the Oak Foundation-funded homelessness prevention programme of research, policy and service improvement.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Digital Developer

Closing date: Monday, 16th May

Shelter Cymru is looking for a digital developer. The postholder will work closely with the Advice Online Manager and editorial team to oversee the technical maintenance and digital development of Shelter Cymru’s Advice Online information resource and to contribute to its ongoing evaluation. You will play a key role in devising and developing further ways to make Advice Online content more relevant and accessible.

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton is recruiting a Housing Adviser/Solicitor

Closing date: Wednesday, 18th May

Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton is looking for an experienced Housing Adviser/ Fee-Earner/ Solicitor. The Housing Adviser/ Solicitor will be required to work across all advice channels including digital, face to face and telephone, and various activity centres providing housing advice to clients, while simultaneously developing their housing advice team.

Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton (CABB) is a leading provider of legal advice and information, supporting thousands of clients every year. They are a busy, client focused and dynamic service with a track record of delivering high quality advice

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Citizens Advice Shepway is recruiting a Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 27th May

Citizens Advice Shepway is looking for a Solicitor to join them leading their established Housing team. If you would like to make a real difference and help them to continue to provide access to justice for those with housing issues they would like to hear from you. You should have a minimum of 3 years PQE and preferably some housing law experience and experience of working under a Legal Aid contract. Based in Folkestone, but with some travel across East Kent, the focus of this post is to provide a high quality housing advice, casework and representation service to clients across Folkestone & Hythe and East Kent under their Legal Aid contract. This includes representing clients in court.

Citizens Advice Shepway helps people resolve their legal, money, housing and other problems by providing free, independent, confidential and impartial information and advice. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

For an application pack email: Housing@citizensadviceshepway.org.uk or telephone 01303 661020.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

ASAP is recruiting a Head of Legal

Closing date: Sunday, 5th June

ASAP is looking for a head of legal. As well as becoming an expert in asylum support law, the role provides ongoing opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of destitute asylum-seekers. ASAP is forward thinking, and is planning for future challenges, and the need to safeguard their clients’ human rights.  They work collaboratively within ASAP and with others. ASAP operates both on the policy and strategic litigation front. You will work hand in hand with the policy team in devising an influencing strategy.

The existing postholder will work alongside you for your first 6 months, and therefore prior expertise in asylum support law is not required.  Public law experience, plus the ability to think strategically, pragmatically and creatively is more important. This is an ideal opportunity for a solicitor or a barrister with a strong interest in the field of human rights law, and who wants a change from their existing practice. Due to the core advocacy element, it would also suit those who have an interest in going to the Bar in the future.

The Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) is a legal charity specialising in asylum support law.  They have a team of 11 permanent staff members and around 45 volunteer solicitors and barristers. They are based in East London. ASAP reps approx. 250 appeals per year (approx. 600 pre-pandemic) with a success rate of around 60%- 70%. 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with ASAP’s current solicitor, please contact: deborah@asaproject.org.uk

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Paralegal

Closing date: Friday, 13th May

DPG  is seeking to recruit a paralegal. The role will be supporting two solicitors in their Actions Against the Police team with running their caseload.

DPG’s work includes actions against the police/Home Office/MOJ, discrimination, inquests, and other civil litigation include public law remedies against the state. Their clients’ complaints are about the police, prison service and other parts of the criminal justice system. Their complaints include discrimination, bereavement, assaults, unlawful detention and prosecution, and breaches of the Human Rights Act as well as failures to investigate and prosecute crime. They specialise in private and public law actions against the police, Home Office, CPS, and IOPC; representation at inquests, prosecutions and inquiries; and alternative forms of dispute resolution.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Administrative Assistant

Closing date: Wednesday, 11th May

Shelter Cymru  is seeking to recruit a full time Administrative Assistant.   Working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for the implementation of all administrative systems, ensuring that all services are provided professionally and efficiently to help their clients.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Appeal is looking for a Trustee

APPEAL is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and visionary lawyer to join their board of trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to join a determined and spirited team working to shake up the criminal appeal system and shining a spotlight on miscarriages of justice in England and Wales.

APPEAL is a charity and law practice committed to fighting miscarriages of justice and demanding reform. They fight the cases of individual victims of unsafe convictions and unfair sentences. They use individual cases to advocate and campaign, influencing the media, parliament, criminal justice policy makers and the public about how and why miscarriages of justice occur and what needs to change to stop them.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Appeal is recruiting a Qualified Solicitor 

APPEAL is seeking to recruit an exceptional qualified solicitor, legal executive with criminal litigation and advocacy practice rights or barrister with experience of criminal law to join the team. If you want to have a direct impact on overturning miscarriages of justice and fixing our broken criminal justice system and feel you cannot deliver justice for the people you represent in a conventional firm or chambers practice, then they want to hear from you.

APPEAL is a charity and law practice committed to fighting miscarriages of justice and demanding reform. They fight the cases of individual victims of unsafe convictions and unfair sentences. They use individual cases to advocate and campaign, influencing the media, parliament, criminal justice policy makers and the public about how and why miscarriages of justice occur and what needs to change to stop them.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Just for Kids Law is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor

Closing date: Sunday, 8th May 2022

Just for Kids Law is seeking to recruit a Trainee Solicitor to join their busy Legal Directorate which comprises solicitors, barristers and trainee solicitors working in the fields of Youth Justice (Crime), Education, Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Public Law.

The successful candidate will undertake a training contract and spend time in at least three ‘seats’ in the areas of law that JfKL covers, in line with SRA requirements. As part of the Legal Directorate, the Trainee Solicitor will, under the supervision of qualified solicitors and barristers, undertake tasks in agreed areas of law in Advocacy and Oral Presentation, Case and Transaction Management, Client Care and Practice Support, Communication, Dispute Resolution, Drafting, Interviewing and Advising, Legal Research, and Negotiations.

Just for Kids Law is a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform.They do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy, and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning, and equipping others to work for children’s rights.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Hopkin Murray Beskine is recruiting a Paralegal in Islington (housing and public law)

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd May 2022

Hopkin Murray Beskine is seeking to recruit a vacancy for a paralegal to assist our busy housing and public law team. They are looking for candidates with an interest in public law and housing work. They provide a collaborative workplace where you will be well supported and supervised. They have excellent resources including a modern practice management system, which you will be trained to use. They invest time in their paralegals, and many of their paralegals go on to complete training contracts with them. 

Paralegals in their housing and public law team support solicitors in a range of interesting work, including judicial review, housing possession and disrepair claims in the County Court, illegal eviction, and homelessness challenges and appeals. Paralegals have a varied role, from helping with the County Court duty possession scheme to preparing cases for the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. The team regularly undertakes high-profile strategic litigation. 

Hopkin Murray Beskine are a long established Islington firm recommended by the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500 and known for their expertise in family, housing and public law. They have a vacancy for a paralegal to support their busy housing and public law team.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Caseworker/Solicitor: Team Leader – Full Time post

Closing date: Monday, 16th May

Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court. They are seeking an experienced Housing Caseworker/Solicitor with a proven track record in income generation under an LAA contract to lead their dedicated and friendly team in their city centre office.

You will part of a friendly and growing Law Centre team seeking to continue to meet demand and serve clients in Bristol and neighbouring areas. Your caseload would be a varied mix of housing matters including possession claims, warrants of eviction, succession, disrepair, injunctions, unlawful eviction and homelessness.

Bristol Law Centre holds a legal aid contract for the housing possession duty scheme at Bristol County Court and Bath County Court on a shared rota basis, and you would provide advocacy on the County Court duty advice schemes. This is an opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive team in a vibrant, artistic, historic and diverse city; surrounded by beautiful countryside at the gateway to Wales and the South-West. Their modern offices are situated close to Bristol Temple Meads station and the city centre, and they are open to discussing a blend of home and office working.

If you like the sound of this challenge they would be very interested to hear from you whether you currently have supervisor status/team leader experience or not. If after reading the job description and person specification and if you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role then please contact Laura Williams on 0117 916 7718 or lauraw@bristollawcentre.org.uk

For an application pack, please click here.

Shelter is recruiting a Solicitor (Sheffield)

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd May 2022

Shelter is seeking to recruit a Solicitor to be working under a housing legal aid contract to deliver legal advice to meet the specialist quality mark. The successful candidate will be part of a legal team that seeks to deliver strategic change to improve services for the homeless in South Yorkshire and help prevent homelessness. As well as taking on casework and help deliver that change through legal challenge, Shelter will also rely on you to represent tenants at Doncaster court under the aforementioned housing possession court duty scheme.

At Shelter they are united by their purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Their enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. They believe that to win that fight, they must be representative of the people they are here to help and those who support their movement for change. In all their people decisions, they take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Mackintosh Law is recruiting a Solicitor – Court of Protection (Welfare)

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd May

Mackintosh Law is seeking to recruit  an experienced full time solicitor to join their mental capacity team to work
alongside their team of Directors, Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) and Zena Soormally Bolwig, and their other solicitors undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection.

Mackintosh Law are a specialist legal aid practice located at London Bridge. They advise and represent disabled people in welfare and hybrid proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act in the Court of Protection as well as advising in community care law. They are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in community care and public law.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Coram is recruiting a Paralegal (Community Care)

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd May

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is looking for a paralegal to join CCLC’s friendly and committed Community Care team and work with a small but dedicated team of experienced solicitors. Their community care lawyers work closely with colleagues in the Immigration and Family teams, as well as with other organisations within the Coram group, including Coram Voice and the Migrant Children’s Project. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to upholding the rights of vulnerable children and young people.

Established under Royal Charter in 1739 and operating under Act of Parliament, Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity. Now a progressive group of specialist charities with an integrated strategy, Coram helps a million children and young people every year through delivery of permanence for children, children’s rights and voice, education and early years, and sector insight, innovation and capacity creating better chances for children.

To learn more about the role and apply, see here.

Coram is recruiting an Operations Officer

Closing date: Friday, 22nd April

Coram Children’s Legal Centre  is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, multi-skilled business support professional who can support their recent and future growth.This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career within business support and office management. This role will run the London office of two of CCLC’s teams (the Legal Practice Unit and Migrant Children’s Project) being a central contact point and office presence, with overall responsibility for trouble-shooting, visitor reception, incoming calls, post, administration, meeting and conference room booking, HR, IT and estates team liaison, health and safety, support with compliance and general office problem-solving.

Established under Royal Charter in 1739 and operating under Act of Parliament, Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity. Now a progressive group of specialist charities with an integrated strategy, Coram helps a million children and young people every year through delivery of permanence for children, children’s rights and voice, education and early years, and sector insight, innovation and capacity creating better chances for children.

To learn more about the role and apply, see here.

North Wales Law Centre is recruiting a Development Manager 

Closing date: Friday, 22nd April

North Wales Law Centre is seeking a Development Manager to join them on a 12-month, full-time basis, to help them make their vision of a Law Centre for North Wales a reality. The role provides a unique and exciting opportunity for someone to start the development of a law centre in North Wales, to map legal needs, build partnerships and identify locations to deliver advice. The role will be critical in preparing the Law Centre to make successful bids for start-up funding and begin its work in serving the communities of North Wales.

They are a group of individuals who have come together to establish a Law Centre in North Wales. They know that there is a substantial unmet need for legal advice and representation in the region, with many people effectively priced out of being able to understand and enforce their legal rights. They know that a Law Centre, staffed by qualified lawyers specialising in areas such as housing, immigration and domestic abuse and working alongside other advice and support organisations, will have a significant impact in tackling this problem.

To learn more about the role and how to apply, please click here (English version) or here (Welsh version).

Equality & Employment Law Centre (Liverpool) is recruiting a Solicitor Apprenticeship – Employment and Discrimination

Closing date: Thursday, 21st April

Equality & Employment Law Centre is seeking a diligent paralegal or law graduate with a professional outlook and a keen interest in social justice to join their busy team of lawyers. The successful candidate will be passionate about access to justice and committed to a career as a solicitor. You will need to show that you are a resilient individual, with the drive and determination to succeed for their clients.

Equality and Employment Law Centre (previously Merseyside Employment Law) was formed in 2003 to help address the deep-seated inequalities facing their communities by providing access to discrimination and employment legal advice and representation to members of the public. They have a proud history of providing legal advice and representation to those who would otherwise be denied access to justice.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Coram is recruiting a Senior Caseworker (Immigration and Asylum Law)

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th April

Coram Children’s Legal Centre  is looking to expand their immigration casework capacity. The purpose of this role is to help CCLC develop its capacity to meet the high demand for immigration casework and representation. The role will have conduct of a caseload of immigration, asylum and associated human rights law matters concerning young people, children and their carers. It will provide high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to clients, particularly focussed on initial applications and appeals.

Established under Royal Charter in 1739 and operating under Act of Parliament, Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity. Now a progressive group of specialist charities with an integrated strategy, Coram helps a million children and young people every year through delivery of permanence for children, children’s rights and voice, education and early years, and sector insight, innovation and capacity creating better chances for children.

To learn more about the role and apply, see here.

Lawstop is recruiting an In-house Costs Draftsperson

Closing date: As soon as possible

Lawstop, a dynamic law practice,  is seeking a numerate individual with experience of working in a legal costs role to join them as In House Costs Draftsperson and to carry out accurate and efficient billing for their busy team. Flexible working hours available to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be very organised, will have excellent attention to detail and a good knowledge of legal aid. You will also be proficient in the use of case management systems and Microsoft Office applications. A self-starter and results-driven individual, you will be innovative in your approach to billing systems in order to achieve efficient results.

Lawstop is a growing legal aid firm which assists the most vulnerable in our society and ensures access to justice.

Salary: Up to 25,000.00 per year

Please provide CV and covering letter to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk

Lawstop is recruiting a Community Care and Housing Paralegal

Closing date: As soon as possible

Lawstop, a dynamic law practice,  is seeking two top calibre paralegals/caseworkers to work full-time, starting as soon as possible after interview. Previous experience working in a legal environment and knowledge of legal aid is very desirable.

This position will involve conducting initial client interviews and recording their instructions, advising clients, communicating with external bodies, time recording, and general administrative duties. You will have your own caseload.

They require a mature, self-motivated individual with excellent spoken and written communication skills, the ability to quickly absorb legal information and to conduct legal research. You will have very good organisational and time management skills and be able to produce documents to tight deadlines. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people.

This long-term position would be ideal for a person seeking experience in housing law and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Lawstop’s London office is based in Hammersmith.

Pay: £22,000.00 per year

Please provide CV and covering letter to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk

Miles & Partners is recruiting Legal Assistants

Closing date: Wednesday, 23rd March

Miles & Partners is seeking a bright law graduate with a professional outlook to join their team as a Legal Assistant providing paralegal support to their busy specialist award-winning lawyers. The role starts in March 2022 and will suit BPTC/ LPC graduates or similar looking for good quality professional experience while preparing to apply for Training Contracts or Pupillages.

The posts on offer have a wide range of duties ranging from some clerical work to liaising with the Legal Aid Agency, the courts, experts, counsel etc., attending interviews with experts to take notes, assisting in arrangements for conferences, preparation of court bundles and accompanying documentation, preparation of documents for Counsel and occasionally attending Court with Counsel. With appropriate experience and training they would expect you to progress to preparing statements and applications, attending clients and taking instructions, and legal research.

Miles & Partners is a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and has been listed in The Times Top 200 Law Firms for 3 years running. They are based in London E1 near Liverpool Street and The Cloud. Their clients are all over the World. Check it out here.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Wilsons is recruiting a Family Law Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 21st March

Wilsons is seeking to recruit for the next generation of lawyers committed to a career in family law.

The successful candidate will assist their family solicitors with the preparation of their cases and have considerable client contact. They will receive excellent training, supervision and support. They will start as a caseworker and after successfully completing a six month probationary period they will be eligible to start a training contract from 1/11/22. Training Contracts are available to those who have completed their LPC or are studying part-time for their LPC.

Wilsons is actively committed to increasing the diversity of their department and to breaking down the barriers that prevent many from entering the legal profession. They recognise the significant benefits of a diverse and meaningfully inclusive team for the continued success of their department and for the clients that they represent. They are one of the UK’s leading legal aid firms ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500 for their immigration work. They are winners of the 2021 Excellence in Access to Justice award from the Law Society.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Solicitor or Senior Caseworker (Housing)

Closing date: Tuesday, 29th March

Public Interest Law Centre is seeking a Solicitor or Senior Caseworker with significant housing law experience and with knowledge and experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse, vulnerable migrants and those with NRPF. The successful candidate will take on an established caseload and lead on their violence against women & girls project, providing 2nd tier advice to sector organisations and grassroots campaigns. Therefore experience of maintaining good relationships with other organisations is essential. The role is fixed for 12-months. The current post-holder will be taking study leave during the summer of 2022 and it is hoped that the successful candidate will be available for a handover and induction to this varied and rewarding role.

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

Their 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. They work with campaigners to develop strategic litigation for social change. Their current caseload reflects our interest in opposing austerity, the hostile environment, state surveillance & violence against women.

Applications should be made using the form provided, attaching no more than two additional sheets of information. Please do not send CVs as these are not considered. The completed application form should be returned by email to jobs@pilc.org.uk.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here. Find here the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Public Law Solicitor (Planning/Environmental Law)

Closing date: Tuesday, 29th March

Public Interest Law Centre is seeking a dynamic and committed Solicitor with solid public law experience to undertake strategic litigation specialising in planning and environmental law that supports the work of grassroots groups and tenants & residents’ associations. This role is initially for a fixed-term 2 year contract but (subject to continuation funding) has the potential for extension or to develop into a permanent role.

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

Their 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. They work with campaigners to develop strategic litigation for social change. Their current caseload reflects our interest in opposing austerity, the hostile environment, state surveillance & violence against women.

Applications should be made using the form provided, attaching no more than two additional sheets of information. Please do not send CVs as these are not considered. The completed application form should be returned by email to jobs@pilc.org.uk.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here. Find here the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting Housing Law Caseworkers

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit Housing Law Caseworkers covering both the Gwent and Cardiff, Vale and Valleys regions. Both posts will work within their Housing Services team based in Cardiff, and will be part of a team who provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services across the South East Wales region.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter is recruiting a Solicitor (Liverpool or Manchester)

Closing date: Thursday, 10 March 2022

Shelter is seeking to recruit a Solicitor to be based in either Liverpool or Manchester and be part of a team which is looking to deliver strategic change to improve services for homeless people in Merseyside and to help prevent homelessness. The successful candidate will deliver quality legal advice and represent tenants at courts in St Helen’s, Birkenhead and Wigan under the housing possession duty scheme. 

At Shelter they are united by their purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Their enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. They believe that to win that fight, they must be representative of the people they are here to help and those who support their movement for change. In all their people decisions, they take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Shelter is recruiting a Managing Solicitor (Liverpool or Manchester)

Closing date: Thursday, 10 March 2022

Shelter is seeking to recruit a Solicitor or Managing Solicitor to be based in either Liverpool or Manchester. This  key role will see the successful candidate ensure they deliver high quality legal services. As well as working closely with their Hub managers, they’ll be responsible for managing a team of solicitors, dealing with personnel issues, providing professional support and supervision and carrying their own caseload of housing litigation. Contributing to the strategic direction of Shelter legal services nationally will be an important aspect of the role too, as will taking the lead on delivering strategic change aligned to Shelter’s strategy and ensuring Legal aid contract requirements and performance targets are met.  And, as a key member of the management team, they’ll also get to play their part in the management of Shelter’s offices, including attending management team meetings and collaborating with other teams across the Liverpool and Manchester hubs.

At Shelter they are united by their purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Their enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. They believe that to win that fight, they must be representative of the people they are here to help and those who support their movement for change. In all their people decisions, they take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Dowse & Co is recruiting a Housing Lawyer / Caseworker (Dalston London E8)

Closing date: Friday, 18 March 2022

Dowse & Co is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic solicitor/caseworker. They represent clients on a range of housing matters including possession actions, disrepair, homelessness, injunctions, unlawful eviction, leaseholder disputes and succession matters. They act almost exclusively for tenants and leaseholders.

Dowse & Co has been a partnership for 125 years. They have a longstanding commitment to their community and a reputation for excellence and professionalism. They believe in access to justice and do their best to provide first-class legal representation and advice irrespective of their client’s means and circumstances. They recruit to retain and many of their lawyers and partners have been trainees at the firm.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

Kesar & Co is recruiting Community Care/Discrimination/Prison Law/Public Law/CAPA/Immigration Caseworkers

Kesar & Co is seeking to recruit caseworkers to offer their skills and expertise to their existing clients and develop opportunities to attract new clients. You will be able to work across different areas of law should you wish.

Kesar & Co Solicitors is a dedicated Legal Aid practice based in South-East London/Kent. They were recently awarded Silver Investors in People, they have held Lexcel accreditation since 2012, and in 2020, won the LawCareers.net Training and Recruitment Awards.

They are committed to human rights for all, and their teams of dedicated caseworkers tackle some of the hardest issues in the fight to bring justice. They assist clients who need help with community care, discrimination, employment law, public law, claims against public authorities, prison law, criminal defence and appeals, as well as immigration and asylum.

See here to learn more about the role and how to apply.

TV Edwards is recruiting a Children Panel Accredited Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 25th March

TV Edwards is seeking to recruit an established Children Panel Accredited Solicitors to join their busy and expanding specialist family team. The Department is delivering the highest quality of advice and representation across a comprehensive range of family work.  The successful applicants will be expected to manage a caseload of public law children and parent work and undertake their own advocacy. They expect a proactive approach, excellent client care skills, good teamwork and the ability to market the firm and generate new business.

TV Edward’s staff are without doubt their best asset. They reward performance, have flexible working practices, and positively encourage every individual’s wellbeing and contribution to the firm.
Their children team is ranked in Chambers UK and the Legal 500. They are market leaders in legal sector IT infrastructure systems and billing, and they offer excellent support and training opportunities, as acknowledged in their Lexcel accreditation.

Find here the information pack and to learn more about the role and how to apply, see here.

North Kensington Law Centre is recruiting an IAAS Immigration Caseworker/ Solicitor

Closing date: Thursday, 3rd March

North Kensington Law Centre is seeking to recruit an IAAS Immigration caseworker or solicitor. The main function of this role is conducting general immigration casework both, privately funded case and cases within scope of legal aid. You will be managing your own caseload, both new and existing cases within NKLC.

In 2020, NKLC celebrated its 50th year fighting for social justice, and they are proud of their history for supporting their local communities and residents beyond. They are excited to be offering this post to dynamic and enthusiastic individual who can advocate justice, defending rights and accessing justice.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Team Leader (Shelter Cymru Live)

Closing date: Thursday, 10th March

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a team leader. Working closely with the Telephone and Online Services Manager, you will assist with the management of the Shelter Cymru Live team, ensuring that high standards in the casework and advice undertaken by the team are maintained.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Team Leader (Gwent)

Closing date: Thursday, 10th March

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a team leader. The post holder will have direct line management responsibility for all Housing Law Caseworkers who are delivering face-to-face housing advice services to the Gwent region.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Luqmani Thompson & Partners Solicitors is recruiting a Paralegal Vacancy

Closing date: Monday, 21st March

Luqmani Thompson & Partners Solicitors is looking for a paralegal to support and work alongside their partners and associate solicitors. The post has the intention of providing the successful candidate with a real opportunity to progress towards qualification as a solicitor if they desire, whether they are at the very start of their career or have already embarked on a legal career.

Although the position is for an initial 12 months we would expect that subject to excellent performance we would able to offer further opportunities within the firm for development, such as by providing assistance with  Law Society Immigration and Asylum accreditation, or by offering formal solicitor training, either through the traditional or the new SRA route, including through an apprenticeship. The paralegal will be closely supervised and trained by the partners.

The role will be adapted and weighted to suit the particular skills, level of know-how and knowledge, as well as qualification of the successful candidate but will potentially include 2 levels of work: administrative duties and casework assistance.

Luqmani Thompson & Partners Solicitors is a well-established niche legal practice in immigration, nationality, human rights and public law. They are consistently highly ranked by Chambers and Partners; members of their team have in the last few years won a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award and been Highly Commended at the Law Society Excellence Awards.  Jawaid Luqmani is a current member of the Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee.

See here to learn more about the vacancy and to access the application form, which will have to be returned via email to enq@luqmanithompson.com

ATLEU is recruiting a Housing Solicitor and a Public Law Solicitor/Training Lawyer

Closing date: Monday, 14th March

ATLEU, a leading anti-trafficking and human rights charity, has two exciting opportunities to join them.

Housing Solicitor – They are looking for a dynamic and committed solicitor to join their legal team. In this role, you will contribute to the development of ATLEU’s work securing support and safe and appropriate accommodation for survivors of trafficking. This is a fantastic role, offering significant opportunities for growth and development, to build a team and increase your housing and public law experience and knowledge through working on emerging issues affecting victims of trafficking, with enormous potential for strategic litigation and effecting change for this hugely vulnerable group

Public Law Solicitor / Training Lawyer – This is an exciting opportunity to join the ATLEU’s award winning legal team, working on emerging issues affecting victims of trafficking, with enormous potential for strategic litigation and working with partners to effect change for this hugely vulnerable group.  The ideal candidate will be a solicitor with a detailed understanding of public law who is excited to share their practical legal experience with those who provide support and advocacy services to survivors of trafficking and slavery. The role will suit someone who enjoys using the law creatively and working collaboratively. They will work closely with ATLEU’s Training Lead and team of specialist solicitors to develop training and resources and will play a key role in delivering an innovative project, led by ATLEU in partnership with Anti-Slavery International, helping to ensure victims of trafficking are identified and access their legal entitlements

See here for further details.

Hopkin Murray Beskine is recruiting a Paralegal/Administrative Assistant in Islington

Closing date: Thursday, 3rd March

Hopkin Murray Beskine is looking for a paralegal or administrative assistant. The role will involve providing paralegal and administrative support to their busy family team and/or housing and public law team. 

Hopkin Murray Beskine are a long established North London firm recommended by the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500 and known for their expertise in family, housing and public law. They have a vacancy for a paralegal/administrative assistant to support their busy family and/or housing teams.

See here for further details.

Foster & Foster is recruiting a Paralegal (Housing, Fire safety, Civil litigation in relation to Grenfell Tower tragedy) 

Foster & Foster  is looking for a paralegal to work in Housing, Fire safety and Civil litigation in relation to Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The successful applicant will have proven experience in providing housing advice and representation under an LAA contract. S/he will have sound knowledge of housing law, including homelessness, possession, and disrepair, and will have experience representing clients in possession proceedings.

Foster & Foster is a reputable London practice committed to helping and contributing to their community by achieving justice and results for their clients. They are committed to providing an excellent service to our clients and have taken on some ground-breaking work.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Foster & Foster is recruiting a Solicitor (Housing, Fire safety, Civil litigation in relation to Grenfell Tower tragedy) 

Foster & Foster  is looking for a solicitor to work in Housing, Fire safety and Civil litigation in relation to Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The successful applicant will have proven experience in providing specialist housing advice and representation under an LAA contract. To satisfy this requirement, you must have undertaken and be able to demonstrate work on the minimum number of cases in the combined Housing Categories below within the last 12 months:

  • Possession cases,

  • Homelessness cases,

  • Housing disrepair cases,

  • Possession cases that required representation,

  • Homelessness or Disrepair case that required representation,

  • Case which required the ability to recognise possible Judicial Review Proceedings,

  • Case which required the ability to recognise a possible contravention of the rights and freedoms expressed in the ECHR.

Foster & Foster is a reputable London practice committed to helping and contributing to their community by achieving justice and results for their clients. They are committed to providing an excellent service to our clients and have taken on some ground-breaking work.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Paralegal/Senior Paralegal

Closing date: Friday, 4th March

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has an exciting opportunity for a paralegal to work within the Education Law Team. In this role, you will provide legal advice, assistance and representation through education and discrimination law casework. You will be passionate about delivering high quality advice and client care and be committed to children’s human rights and supporting CCLC’s aims.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights championing access to justice through information and advice, legal practice and representation, policy and strategic litigation. Their Legal Practice Unit provides advice and representation in child and family law, education law, community care law and asylum and immigration law.

For more information and to apply, visit CCLC’s website here. Find here the job description and the person specification.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Solicitor to work in Civil Actions

Closing date: Friday, 25th February

DPG is looking for a solicitor, at least 2 years PQE, starting in April/May 2022 preferably to work in their Bristol office but applications to work in London will be considered. The caseload consists of inquests and private law actions against the police/MOJ/Home Office.

Applications to work part-time will also be considered. Terms and conditions will depend upon the level of expertise.

DPG is committed to having a great place to work and aim to retain their staff. This is a central value for them. They want to employ the best people they can, and therefore positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a part-time Paralegal

Closing date: Monday, 14th March

DPG is looking for a part-time Paralegal for their London office.

This position is not one that will progress to a training contract or training. It is to work with Sue Willman, a highly rated human rights lawyer and senior consultant at DPG and Ahmed Ali, a newly qualified solicitor, who will be working part-time on Sue’s cases. Sue Willman’s cases are a range of public law and human rights claims, some with an international element. Sue’s clients are mostly either NGOs and activists bringing strategic litigation or people experiencing disadvantage due to their immigration status and/or physical and mental health needs. The casework includes clients lacking mental capacity or with cognitive or mental health needs who are, or have been, in immigration detention, and who need support to be able to access legal services. Sue Willman works part-time so supervision is often remote. The paralegal will gain experience in both judicial reviews and civil damages claims.

DPG is committed to having a great place to work and aim to retain their staff. This is a central value for them. They want to employ the best people they can, and therefore positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre is recruiting a Centre Manager

Closing date: Sunday, 13th March

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre is seeking to recruit a centre manager. This role is part of the long term expansion and development of high quality clinical legal education within the Law School at Queen Mary University of London. The role is a senior administrative role within the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre, and is central in the day to day running of the Centre (including working with students, volunteer lawyers, and clients). The role will involve high level administration duties, line management, and using experience and a passion for working with their local community and students to develop the Centre.

They are seeking a senior level administrator, with a demonstrated passion for pro bono legal advice, and the development of student education. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a student law clinic and knowledge of the clinical legal education and the pro bono sector. They will need experience of managing a team, project management, and managing relationships with a range of external stakeholders. Experience of working with volunteers would be an advantage.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Wilsons is recruiting an Immigration Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 11th March

Wilsons is seeking to recruit a talented solicitor to join their top-ranking Immigration Law department.
They are looking for an individual who is committed to running a privately funded immigration and judicial review caseload. In return, they offer a home within a community of dedicated professionals and a supportive environment in which to thrive in your career.

Wilsons is actively committed to increasing the diversity of their department and to breaking down the barriers that prevent many from entering the legal profession. They recognise the significant benefits of a diverse and meaningfully inclusive team for the continued success of their department and for the clients that they represent. They are one of the UK’s leading legal aid firms ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500 for their immigration work. They are winners of the 2021 Excellence in Access to Justice award from the Law Society.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Independent Housing Support Worker

Closing date: Monday, 28th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit an Independent Housing Support Worker. Working with the wider Housing Support team, the successful candidate will deliver a floating housing support service to residents across Gwynedd by providing appropriate support, information and advocacy as required.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Sternberg Reed is recruiting Two Family Fee Earners and Two Family and Child Law Paralegals

Closing date: Friday, 4th March

Sternberg Reed is seeking two Family fee earners (newly qualified – 3 years PQE) to join their dynamic team offering flexible working and excellent long-term career opportunities. Knowledge across key aspects of family law particularly divorce, finance and private children is required. Legal aid experience desirable. A great salary, and other staff benefits including bonus scheme, flexible home/ office working.

Two family and child law paralegals are also sought to join their vibrant and expanding team. If you are enthusiastic and ambitious with a passion for family law, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your skills and pursue a career in family law. You will be required to support a fee earner in the family and child law department, and there may also be an opportunity for you to have your own case load. Previous family and child law experience and legal aid experience desirable. A great salary, and other staff benefits including training contract opportunities.

Sternberg Reed is an established firm, with over 40 years experience offering a wide range of legal services to both individuals and businesses. We are ranked in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and hold Lexcel accreditation. The firm has experienced steady expansion during this period and as part of the firms strategic plan, they are looking for new people to join the firm and be a part of their success.

For more information and to apply, click here.

CA North Somerset is recruiting an Advice Services Manager – Generalist Advice

Closing date: Monday, 28th February

CA North Somerset  is seeking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to lead their multi-channel, multi-site, Generalist Advice Service.  If you have demonstrable experience of delivering a high quality advice service, proven ability to manage people and you are looking to develop your skills and embrace new challenges, then this role is for you.

As a minimum you will have significant and recent supervisor/management experience, the ability to meet advice quality standards, good communication and networking skills and a commitment to delivering a high quality service.

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice.  They undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change.  They work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money and Pension Service, Wessex Water, BNSSG CCG, Pier Health PCN and many local and national partners to deliver our services to over 8,000 clients each year.  They deliver in-reach services in GP surgeries (social prescribing), Weston General Hospital and Weston County Court, and working in partnership with their Town and Parish Councils and local community groups, they are reintroducing our out-reach services at locations across North Somerset.

For more information and to apply, click here.

CA North Somerset is recruiting a Deputy Chief Officer

Closing date: Monday, 28th February

CA North Somerset  is seeking a Deputy Chief Officer to join their  Senior Management Team. They are an organisation that is going from strength to strength and they are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join us as they continue to build and develop their services.  If you have demonstrable experience of project management, proven ability to manage people and a good strategic mind, and you are looking to develop your skills and embrace new challenges, then this role is for you.

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice.  They undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change.  They work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money and Pension Service, Wessex Water, BNSSG CCG, Pier Health PCN and many local and national partners to deliver our services to over 8,000 clients each year.  They deliver in-reach services in GP surgeries (social prescribing), Weston General Hospital and Weston County Court, and working in partnership with their Town and Parish Councils and local community groups, they are reintroducing our out-reach services at locations across North Somerset.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Miles & Partners is recruiting Legal Assistants

Closing date: Friday, 4th February

Miles & Partners is seeking bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join their team as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support to their busy specialist award-winning lawyers. The role starts in March 2022 and will suit BPTC/ LPC graduates or similar looking for good quality professional experience while preparing to apply for Training Contracts or Pupillages.

Experience of working in a busy legal environment with Legal Aid and CCMS will be an advantage but is not essential. They are committed to agile working so the candidate needs to be self-motivated and possess a willingness and ability to work independently whilst maintaining professional standards. The successful applicant will also have a positive outlook, good communication skills, numeracy and IT skills, a willingness to learn and accept responsibility, enthusiasm, commitment and the ability to work well in a team.

Miles & Partners are a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and have been listed in The Times Top 200 Law Firms for 3 years running. They are based in London E1 near Liverpool Street and The Cloud. Our clients are all over the World.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting an Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 14th February

Bristol Law Centre is seeking to expand its Immigration & Asylum team and is looking for an energetic senior caseworker or solicitor to work both on grant funded projects and work taken on under their legal aid contract.

They have amended the job specification and the skills that they are looking for. This is to encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds with differing skillsets to apply, so please take another look if you had looked before. In light of this, they have extended the application deadline to the end of Monday 14th February 2022 with interviews being held on Friday 18th February 2022. They look forward to hearing from you.

The successful candidate will be part of a growing team seeking to continue to meet demand and serve their clients in Bristol and neighbouring areas, as well as working on developing projects to expand access to immigration advice throughout the South-West region.

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Mike Booker on 0117 916 7705 or mikeb@bristollawcente.org.uk

For more information and to apply, click here.

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting a Welfare Benefits Casework Support Officer

Closing date: Tuesday, 15th February

Bristol Law Centre is seeking to recruit a Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP) Casework Support OfficerThe postholder will be closely involved in the operation of LASP, providing casework support to the LASP Co-ordinator and assisting with volunteer recruitment, training and supervision.

LASP is a model for enhancing social welfare law services by recruiting and training law students to undertake selected advice and advocacy casework. The LASP model has had considerable success within welfare benefits appeals casework in Bristol and three other UK cities. 

Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court. They help over 1,500 people a year access the justice system thanks to their funders, sponsors and committed staff and volunteers.

They also help more than 5,000 enquirers, offer legal education and training, and work on their own and with partners to push for changes to public policy that promote equality and justice.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Wilsons is recruiting Community Care, Public Law and CAPA solicitors

Closing date: Monday, 7th February

Wilsons is seeking to recruit 0PQE plus solicitors who meet or who are committed to meeting the Legal Aid Agency supervisor qualification in one of the Community Care, Public Law or Claims against Public Authorities categories. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable commitment to representing migrants and refugees.

They are recruiting talented solicitors to join their highly regarded Public Law department. They are looking for individuals committed to working for their clients in their legal proceedings against central and local government. In return, they offer a home within a community of dedicated professionals and a supportive environment in which to thrive in one’s career.

Wilsons is actively committed to increasing the diversity of their department and to breaking down the barriers that prevent many from entering the legal profession. They recognise the significant benefits of a diverse and meaningfully inclusive team for the continued success of their department and for the clients that they represent.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Shelter Cymru Trainer

Closing date: Sunday, 9th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Shelter Cymru Trainer. Working as part of the wider team, the successful candidate will deliver high-quality courses within their in-house and public training programmes, which will be mainly focused around the changes being brought about by the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Homelessness Prevention Adviser

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Homelessness Prevention Adviser. Working in partnership with the Bridgend Housing Solutions team, the successful candidate will provide independent housing advice to prevent homelessness, under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Administrative Assistant (Swansea)

Closing date: Sunday, 9th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a full-time Administrative Assistant. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of all administrative systems, ensuring that all services are provided professionally and efficiently to help their clients.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Administrative Assistant (Cardiff)

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a full-time Administrative Assistant. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of all administrative systems, ensuring that all services are provided professionally and efficiently to help their clients.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Prison Link Cymru Worker

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Prison Link Cymru Worker who will be responsible for delivering a service to Welsh clients in custody who have housing problems, and also to those who will be homeless upon release.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Senior Prison Link Cymru Worker

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Senior Prison Link Cymru Worker, who will be responsible for the direct supervision of two Prison Link Cymru Workers, providing day-to-day guidance and support.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Howells Solicitors is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor (Family Department)

Closing date: Friday, 28th January

Howells Solicitors is seeking to recruit trainee solicitors and are currently accepting applications for candidates to undertake a period of recognised training. They are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in or experience of working in a family department.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established law firm known regionally for its expert advice, talented individuals and for our teamwork and community engagement.

Applicants will be shortlisted in consideration of the following factors:

Academic record

  • Qualifying degree and grade

  • Any other relevant qualifications e.g. a masters/diploma/doctorate not necessarily in law but a subject relating to the areas of work we specialise in Completion of LPC.

Knowledge and understanding of the Firm

  • Knowledge and understanding of the firms ethos and values

  • Knowledge and understanding of the areas of law in which we specialise

  • An active interest in areas of law in which we specialise

  • Commercial awareness in the administration of caseloads

Work experience

  • Legal experience e.g. legal secretarial or paralegal work

  • Other non-legal experience which is relevant to the area of law in which we specialise.

  • Work placements

Further information can be found in the attached job description and person specification below.

Howells offers a variety of staff benefits including:

    • Generous holiday entitlement

    • 3 discretionary days Christmas to New Year

    • 8 bank holidays

    • Flexi time scheme, with the ability to take up to 4 flex days each year

    • Contributory pension scheme

    • Group Life Assurance (death in service) – after 2 years

    • STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) award

    • Training and development opportunities

    • Social fund

    • Contractual Sick Pay Entitlement

    • Contractual Maternity Pay Entitlement

    • Recruitment Bonus Payments

    • Voluntary benefits e.g. Westfield Health scheme, cycle to work scheme, staff savings scheme

Should you require further information please contact Claire Bond, HR Officer on (0114) 2496763 or email hr@howellsllp.com

If you wish to apply, please fill out the online application form. Find the job description here and person specification here.

Howells LLP is recruiting a Paralegal/Solicitor NQ – 3 years PQE

Closing date: Friday, 28th January

Howells Solicitors is seeking to recruit a Paralegal/Solicitor NQ – 3 years PQE to join their family team based in Barnsley.

Ideally, applicants will have a good knowledge of matrimonial law, family court rules and procedures plus experience of  financial remedy work. Experience of conducting their own caseload and dealing with own advocacy is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and hard-working team, with a commitment to client care.

Howells offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement (30 days fee earners/managers and 23 days increasing by 1 day each year up to 28 days support staff)

  • 3 discretionary days Christmas to New Year

  • 8 bank holidays

  • Flexi time scheme, with the ability to take up to 4 flex days each year

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Group Life Assurance (death in service) – after 2 years

  • STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) award

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Social fund

  • Contractual Sick Pay Entitlement

  • Contractual Maternity Pay Entitlement

  • Recruitment Bonus Payments

  • Voluntary benefits e.g. Westfield Health scheme, cycle to work scheme, staff savings scheme

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact Claire Bond, HR Officer on (0114) 2496763 or email hr@howellsllp.com

Find here the person specification and the job profile.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Supervising Solicitor (Immigration and Asylum Law)

Closing date: Monday, 10th January

One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights and provides significant international legal systems consultancy.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Coram Children’s Legal Centre is looking to expand their immigration casework capacity. The purpose of this role is to help CCLC develop its capacity to meet the high demand for immigration casework and representation including through the line management, supervision and development of caseworkers and paralegals. The role will also have conduct of and be responsible for a caseload of immigration, asylum and associated human rights law matters concerning young people, children and their carers. It will provide high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to clients through casework particularly focussed on complex cases, appeals and judicial reviews. The post holder will prioritise casework referrals received through Coram Children’s Legal Centre’s other teams and services including our grant-funded immigration legal advice outreach work and focus on areas of high, unmet and emerging demand for representation, such as families on the 10 year route to settlement, family reunion and further representations for care leavers.

For more information and to apply, visit CCLC’s website here.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Solicitor / Senior Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 17th January

One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights and provides significant international legal systems consultancy.

This role will be part of the Family Reunion from Europe Project (“FRFE”). The FRFE is a project that started in the wake of Brexit aiming to provide legal support to separated families and help them navigate the UK immigration rules after the loss of the Dublin Regulations. The project was launched by Refugee Legal Support (“RLS”) in partnership with their commercial law firm partners in February 2021 and has now been extended further due to increasing need. RLS provides full training and supervision to volunteer lawyers at partner firms who provide their time on a pro bono basis to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) from the Legal Aid Agency for clients. CCLC is now a partner to the FRFE project.

For more information and to apply, visit CCLC’s website here.

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Tuesday, 11th January

Luton Law Centre is seeking a Senior Solicitor to provide overall direction to and supervision of their legal work and to conduct casework in either housing, community care or immigration law. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic solicitor to join the Law Centre team. They are looking for an individual who is fired by their ambition to assist people in need, and who shares their values. The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, be imaginative, flexible, willing to extend their current skill set and, above all, want to make a difference.

They are seeking candidates who can offer 25 to 35 work hours per week. Applicants will have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practising solicitor and, preferably at least 2 years’ experience as an LAA Contract Category Supervisor.

The salary offered for this post is £36,000 to £39,000 p.a. depending on experience. 

For an informal chat about the role, please email Pauline Gilson to arrange a time.

To apply, please download the application pack here or request it by email to pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk or by telephone to 07702 884562.

ASAP is recruiting a Solicitor

Closing date: Sunday, 16th January

ASAP is looking for a solicitor to lead well-respected legal work defending and promoting the rights of asylum-seekers to access food and shelter (asylum support) in the UK, in a varied and rewarding role.

The successful candidate will be part of a committed team of staff and volunteer legal advisors, solicitors and barristers who provide free legal representation for asylum seekers at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) through their award-winning duty scheme, making a daily tangible difference to the lives of people seeking asylum in the UK. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of analysing and reacting to emerging asylum support issues affecting destitute asylum-seekers; with the potential for generating significant positive change for this group through contributing to ASAP’s policy work and leading on strategic litigation. They will develop and share ASAP’s unrivalled expertise in this area by contributing to and overseeing the quality of their legal information and training for their volunteers, staff and front-line advisors around the UK.

The Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) is a small national charity which was set up in 2003 to reduce the destitution of asylum-seekers by protecting their legal rights to food and shelter. They have a team of 11 permanent staff members and around 45 volunteer solicitors and barristers. They are based in East London. 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with ASAP’s current solicitor, please contact: deborah@asaproject.org.uk

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

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We are seeking two Service Co-ordinators to manage our training and support services. While the two posts will work closely together, one will co-ordinate our existing programme with a focus on private practice legal aid practitioners, and the other will help to develop our new Management & Leadership Hub for specialists in the NfP advice sector.

As the only membership organisation that supports all those involved in the delivery of the legal aid scheme, we have a strong track-record of providing direct support to members and tailored training courses for legal aid professionals. These two new posts will enhance and expand that offering by supporting the Senior Management Team and Hub Director with the development, delivery and review of programmes to enhance the skills of individual practitioners and the sustainability of organisations delivering legal advice.

Find below for more information about the two roles:

Service Co-ordinator – Learning & Development

Service Co-ordinator – Management & Leadership Hub

Applicants are encouraged to apply for both or either of the roles if they feel they have the skills and experience to successfully deliver. More information can be found by downloading the role and person specification(s) above.

Interviews will be done remotely and they will likely be on the 15th and 16th December 2021.

Henry Hyams is recruiting a Housing Solicitor/Legal Executive (Full time or Part Time)

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 December

Henry Hyams is seeking a Housing lawyer (solicitor or legal executive) with at least three years relevant experience and able to meet the LAA supervisor standard to work on predominantly publicly funded cases with an emphasis on possession, anti-social behaviour, disrepair and homelessness.

Henry Hyams is a multi-disciplinary legal practice located in new open plan premises opposite to the Leeds Combined Centre. They have an enviable reputation for providing strong representation and advocacy in a variety of areas including criminal defence, family, housing, mental health and actions against the public authorities.

They are joint contract holders of the Leeds Housing Possession Duty Solicitor Scheme which generates a lot of work and court experience.

If you are a confident advocate with an interest in a varied and busy housing caseload with experience of both private and public law remedies this is the role for you. Their modern office, team ethos and excellent IT systems provide support and assurance for our hard working lawyers.

In return they offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience, together with an opportunity for flexible working and a caring and compassionate ethos in which to work.

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to Caroline Clarke c.clarke@henryhyams.com stating your salary expectations.

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Crisis Navigator

Closing date: Tuesday, 4th January

Luton Law Centre is seeking a Crisis Navigator to deliver effective triage of all new incoming enquiries, including taking initial instructions, unravelling client’s issues, arranging appointments with their solicitors and making referrals to partner organisations. The successful candidate will also build new partnerships to expand the reach of their services and to enable the provision of a holistic service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed adviser to join the Law Centre team. They are looking for an individual who is fired by their ambition to assist people in need and who shares their values. The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, be flexible, willing to extend their current skillset and above all want to make a difference.

Luton Law Centre is seeking candidates who can offer between 15 and 35 hours per week. Applicants will have experience of giving advice and information in a community setting 

For an informal chat about the role, please email pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk to arrange a time.

To apply, please download the application pack from https://www.lutonlawcentre.org.uk/vacancies/ or request it by email to pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk 

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 11 January 2022