Southwark Law Centre Vacancies

Welfare Rights Paralegal: Lewisham Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia project

28 hours per week

Salary range: NJC scale SP 9-13 £25,602-£27,498 pro-rata

Initial 1-year contract with the possibility of extension

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

We wish to recruit someone:

  • To assist patients, families and carers in the Borough of Lewisham affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia to access the welfare benefits they are entitled to.
  • To ensure people affected are referred or signposted to other sources of legal support in areas such as housing and discrimination in employment.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have at least 2 years recent, experience of providing advice and information to help people to access welfare benefits in a legal or advice setting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing people living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, their family and carers.
  • Have the ability to use online and written resources to research welfare benefits law
  • Have the ability to explain complex legal issues in plain language

Southwark Law Centre has developed an agile working policy and staff can work partly from home and partly in the office in Peckham. There will also be some outreach at Lewisham hospital

Terms and conditions include:

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 24 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

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.

We encourage people with lived experience of the issues we deal with to apply to work with us.

For an application pack please click here

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th July 2022, 5:00pm

Interviews will take place on: Friday 22nd July 2022

Education/ Employment Paralegal

28 hours per week

Salary range: NJC scale SP 9-13 £25,602 – £27,498 pro-rata

We wish to recruit someone to assist one of our Senior Solicitors to provide casework and representation in the areas of education, employment and discrimination issues.

The successful applicant will

  • Have at least 2 years recent, experience of providing advice and information to help people to access their rights in a legal or advice setting. This can be paid or voluntary.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges and barriers to accessing services that people from Black and Ethnic Minority communities, LGBTQI people and people with disabilities face
  • Ability to use online and written resources to research relevant law
  • Ability to explain complex legal issues in plain language

We have developed an agile working policy and staff can work partly from home and partly in the office in Peckham.

Terms and conditions include:

  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • 18 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays

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.

We encourage people with lived experience of the issues we deal with to apply to work with us.

For an application pack please click here

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th July 2022, 5pm

 Interviews will take place on: Weds 27th July 2022

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