Citizen Advice (Leeds) – Social Welfare Law Solicitor / CILEx Practitioner

Hours: Full or part time: 21-35 hours per week
Salary: £32,077 – £33,945 p.a. depending on experience
Location: Leeds, option for hybrid working

Citizens Advice Leeds works for a fairer society by helping people to resolve financial, housing, employment and other legal issues through telephone, online and face to face services. In 2024 we’re entering an exciting phase of development to increase access to free legal advice in Leeds and we’re seeking a Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner with PQE in a Social Welfare Law specialism to join our legal advice team.

The legal advice team is part of our Specialist Services department, working alongside caseworkers and support workers to respond to the complex and multiple problems our clients face. We would welcome applications from candidates who can strengthen our capacity in Housing advice, or bring expertise in Immigration, Discrimination or Family law.

The Social Welfare Law Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner will carry their own caseload, ensuring that quality and performance standards are consistently met, and support the development of caseworkers in their specialism.

The successful candidate will have significant and recent post qualification experience in a Social Welfare law subject. Alongside legal advice skills, we’re seeking candidates with a commitment to access to justice and an interest in working in the not for profit sector.

Employee Benefits:
Citizens Advice Leeds offers a competitive remuneration package with additional benefits that support a positive work-life balance:
– Full or part time: 21-35 hours per week
– Opportunities for Hybrid Working are available
– Annual leave entitlement starting at 25 days p.a. (plus bank holidays)
– Defined contributions pension scheme with an employer contribution of 6.5%
– Employee assistance programme with access to 24/7 telephone support
– We are a Disability Confident Employer and a Mindful Employer
– We are based in modern offices in a city centre location with good transport links

How to Apply: Full job description and application pack for the above post can be downloaded from our website
Closing date for applications: Applications will be considered as they are received, so please apply
Interviews: Once your application has been considered we will contact successful candidates to
arrange an initial interview, either in person or video call.