Last updated: Tuesday 08 June, 2021
Social Welfare Law Paralegal

About the Job

Role: Social Welfare Law Paralegal
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week
Holidays: 33 days plus statutory holidays
Salary: £20,867 plus employer’s pension contribution of 8% and health benefits
Location: Dewsbury but could involve an element of working from home by mutual agreement. The post holder will also be required to work from our Huddersfield office and Halifax outreach centre as well as attending court and occasional other travel as necessary
Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre are recruiting for a Social Welfare Law Paralegal to work with our Housing and Community Care (including Court of Protection – Welfare) teams.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual committed to social justice and Legal Aid work. The role will support a small team of solicitors by undertaking legal and administrative tasks .
The post holder will have principal responsibility for triaging new referrals and completing Legal Aid applications as necessary.
The successful candidate must have at least one year’s paid experience as a paralegal, caseworker or other legal support in advice provision/ the legal sector 
Priority will be given to candidates who also have experience of working under a Legal Aid contract.
Closing date: Monday 28 June 2021 at NOON
Interview dates (interviews will take place by Zoom): week commencing 5 July 2021
Application forms can be downloaded from our website. Please do not send CVs or other supporting material as they will not be considered.
If you have any queries about this job please email
Please return your application forms to that email address and remember to include the diversity monitoring form.
Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.