Volunteer Admin Support
(We are currently not recruiting volunteers, please continue to check our website for updates)
Our busy admin team (one part-time and two full-time administrators) is seeking some proactive and enthusiastic volunteers, with great organisational and customer service skills to assist with the smooth running of our busy Peckham and Lewisham offices. You will primarily be handling messages and calls for assistance that we receive from vulnerable and disadvantaged clients and supporting the admin team and caseworkers with ad hoc administrative tasks.
The role is varied and will give you the opportunity to hone interview skills as well as offer a diverse workload. If you are beginning your journey towards an admin or legal career, this role could be a great first step for you.
You will receive in-house training and have access to further applicable training and events provided within the Law Centre during the time that you are volunteering.
Commitment: We ask for a minimum commitment of one or 2 days per week for 6 months.
Location: This is an office-based volunteering role. You will be required to attend either the Peckham or Lewisham Office
Remuneration: While this is a voluntary, unpaid position, we will reimburse your reasonable travel expenses and in addition your lunch expenses up to £5 per working day when traveling and volunteering in the office.
Start date: As soon as possible
Please read Guidance to Applicant before completing the application form.
For more details, please download our Volunteer Application Pack.
Please return your volunteer application pack and (Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form which is optional) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after.
Please note that this is an administrative position, and you will not be advising clients.
We are currently recruiting two new trustees. We are particularly looking for people with links to South London who have HR and fundraising experience.
Our 38 staff, nearly half of whom are solicitors, specialise in offering housing and immigration advice to people, mainly in Southeast London, who could not otherwise afford access to justice. As this website shows, the full scope of our work includes helping parents secure proper SEN provision for their children, Windrush victims get Home Office compensation, employees protect their rights, and community groups with planning law advice.
The Board currently has 9 members with significant legal, charity, government, and community engagement experience. It aims to reflect the diversity of the community we serve, and we particularly welcome people with lived experience of the issues we deal with. All members live or work in our main catchment area: Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth. The full board meets 6 times a year, as do the HR and finance sub committees. Apart from the annual business planning day with staff, the Trustee meetings run for a maximum of 2 hours (typically 6/6.30-8pm). We generally meet in person in central Peckham, the location of our main office.
Expressions of interest should please be sent to the Chair, John Rhodes, at Trustee@Southwarklawcentre.org.uk. When doing so, please briefly describe why you want to be involved, and what relevant experience and skills you would bring to the effective governance of the Law Centre.