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Southwark Law Centre Vacancies



Permanent Contract - 35 Hours per week, Full Time


Salary:  £23,850-£25,161


NJC Scale pts 6 - 9


For an informal discussion please contact flozel.webley@southwarklawcentre.org.uk 

Please click here to download the job description and application pack.

Southwark Law Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced Receptionist/Administrator based at our busy office in Peckham to act as the first point of contact in delivering an outstanding level of customer service.

Southwark Law Centre is a charity, set up in 1976, committed to working within the community to enforce the rights of local people and access to justice. We provide high-quality casework and representation service in housing, immigration/asylum, employment, public law and welfare rights to people in Southwark and surrounding boroughs.


You will work as part of our small, friendly, excellent administrative team. The role of the Administrative/Receptionist team is vital to the smooth operation of the Law Centre.


You will need to demonstrate the following essential key skills and abilities:

  • ·     Experience in providing reception and administrative support in a busy office environment.
  • ·     Ability to work on own initiative, organise and prioritise own work, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • ·     Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, the Internet and email, and a willingness to learn and use other software packages as needed
  • ·     Good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate sensitively to a wide cross-section of the public/other agencies and team members.

You will need an understanding of the community served by the Law Centre. The ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate initiative are essential. This role would be ideal for someone interested in developing a career within the charity sector and office administration.


Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential key skills and abilities required of the role. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.


Terms and conditions include:

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • 35-hour working week (candidates wishing to job share/work part-time will be considered)
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 day's holiday
  • Opportunities to learn new skills


Our policy re starting salary:

Relevant receptionist/administration experience 0-2 years SP6

Relevant receptionist/administration experience 0-5 years SP6

Relevant receptionist/administration experience 5 years + SP7

Closing date for applications: 5:30 pm, Monday 5th April 2021

Interviews to be held:   Monday 19th April 2021

Ref:  READ-03.2021



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