Southwark Law Centre - 2 x Immigration Caseworkers and Welfare Rights Caseworker

Welfare Rights Caseworker vacancy - 21 hours per week (£30,693 - £40,236 pro rata)

Southwark Law Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced 3 day per week welfare benefits caseworker, based at our busy office in Peckham. You will join a team of 2 other experienced part time welfare rights caseworkers. Southwark Law Centre also provides specialist advice in housing, immigration, employment, community care and public law.

You will provide expert advice, advocacy, casework and Tribunal representation across the whole range of welfare benefits law.

You will have a detailed knowledge of the benefits system and a minimum of 2 years recent case work experience. You will demonstrate that you meet the Legal Aid AGency welfare benefits casework supervisor requirements, or can meet these within 1 year.

You will be able to undertake legal and case law research to progress cases and will be aware of continuing changes to welfare benefits law. You will have a clear understanding of the application of Judicial Review in welfare benefits cases.

Please go to southwarklawcentre.org.uk for an application form.

Closing date for applications: 30 March, 12 noon. Interviews: 6 April.

2 positions:

1. Female Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor - 35 hours per week (Maternity cover - 1 year fixed term)

2. Immigration Caseworker/ Solicitor - 35 hours per week

The immigration team delivers specialist legal advice and assistance including outreach, telephone and email advice to frontline advice agencies and casework including appeals and judicial review. The need for our services has never been greater.

Both of the roles require at least two years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting and Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation of Level 2 or higher. Experience of Legal Aid process is desirable, but our organisation is not solely reliant on Legal Aid and we offer a high level of experience and expertise that can support professional development within the team. We will consider more junior caseworkers for the role or a very experienced highly skilled lawyer able to take a role in the supervision of others.

Salary range for both: £30,693 - £40,236. NJC scale SP 31-42

If you would like an informal discusson about the role, please contact Timothy Lawrence on 020 7732 2008.

For an application pack please go to southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 28 March 2017, 5pm

Interviews:4 April