Last updated: Friday 14 August, 2020
Housing Legal Aid Caseworker (fixed-term contract)
About the Job
Housing Legal Aid Caseworker
Trainee Position If Applicable
Salary: £17,941.37 – £19,300 FTE
(may be negotiable if successful candidate has previous experience)
Fixed-Term Contract (One Year)
with the potential to be extended subject to funding
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Please note that we may consider a Job Share arrangement
Suffolk Law Centre is seeking a Housing Legal Aid Caseworker to join the Law Centre’s Housing Legal Advice team and support the team to provide advice and assistance (under supervision), and advocacy at Court, in accordance with our Legal Aid Civil Contract, as well as some Pro Bono advice to vulnerable people living in Suffolk.
Ideally, we are looking for someone with Housing Law advice experience, no matter how minimal and preference will be given to applicants who fit this ‘desirable’ criteria. However, this post could suit a Law Graduate as a first job after graduating, with relevant volunteering experience. As part of Suffolk Law Centre’s ‘Grow Your Own’ strategy and to help address Suffolk’s legal advice gaps, we are keen to provide the training and casework experience to enable trainee staff to work towards achieving Supervisor Standard (as defined by the Legal Aid Agency’s Category Supervisor requirements).
Suffolk Law Centre is a part of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) Group of Charities and works very closely with the other parts of ISCRE.
Ipswich has a vibrant legal, non-profit and cultural community and excellent transport links to London. The delights of the Suffolk coast and countryside are within easy reach, and house prices significantly lower than London/home-counties.
This is an exciting chance for you to help develop and expand our Housing Legal Advice Service and to sustain and grow Suffolk Law Centre in order to continue the provision of early legal advice and assistance to our community.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact us via the means below and we will arrange for our Housing Supervisor to contact you.
For a full job description, please visit our website
Deadline for applications: Friday 18th September 2020 at 9am
Interviews: Friday 25th September 2020
Start Date: To commence as soon as possible
We are an Equal Opportunities employer