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For Southwark, please visit www.citizensadvicesouthwark.org.uk or call 0344 499 413

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Tel: 0800 231 5453 Monday – Friday. 9.30 – 12.30 and 12.30 – 4pm

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Southwark Law Centre Vacancies

Housing Caseworker/Solicitor

Salary range NJC scale SP 28-37


35 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit a housing caseworker/solicitor to work primarily on a project funded by Guys and St Thomas Charity targeted at disadvantaged private tenants.

The successful applicant will have :

  • Two years recent, professional experience of providing housing casework
  • Understanding of the housing issues affecting private tenants
  • Understanding of some of the impact of Covid -19 pandemic for low income tenants
  • Experience of representing clients at the County Court

You will also demonstrate experience of working on a Legal Aid housing contract and using CCMS

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.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact:


Terms and conditions include:

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays pro rata

 For an application pack please click here

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th November 2021, 1pm

Interviews held: Friday 17th December

Our policy re starting salary in the range-  NJC scale SP 28-37  £34,127-£42,433

  • 1 extra scale point for a solicitor qualification
  • Relevant casework experience 0-2 years SP28 (SP29 if qualified)
  • Relevant casework experience 2-3 years SP29 (SP31 if qualified)
  • Relevant casework experience 3-4 years SP30 (SP31 if qualified)
  • Relevant casework experience 4-5 years SP31 (SP32 if qualified)
  • Relevant casework of 5 years + SP32 (SP33 if qualified)