Southwark Law Centre Vacancies

 Housing Caseworker/Solicitor

 Salary range NJC scale SP 28-37£35,682- £44,364

35 hours per week


We are seeking to recruit a housing caseworker/solicitor to work at our Lewisham Law Centre.

The successful applicant will have:

  • 2 years’ recent experience of providing housing advice and representation

in a legal or advice setting on a full-time basis. Part-time also considered

  • Experience of working to legal deadlines/time limits and managing a sizable and complex caseload
  • Understanding of the housing issues affecting local residents
  • 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 committed to promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome 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.

SLC has adopted an agile working policy and all staff are set up to be able to work partly from home.

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


Please download application pack by clicking here

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th August 2022

Interviews held online: Thursday 8th September 2022


Our policy re starting salary in the range- NJC scale SP 28-37 –  £35,682- £44,364

  • 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)

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