Coram (London / Colchester) – Solicitor or Senior Solicitor

Job Title – Solicitor – Senior Solicitor (Education Law Team)
Contract – Permanent
Hours – 35 hours per week (but part-time minimum 21 hours per week will be considered)
Salary – Our salary range for this role is £32,000 to £48,000 per annum, dependant on experience and PQE. We anticipate that the successful candidate would be able to meet the legal aid supervisor standard or be able to work towards this in a short space of time.

The post holder will also benefit from eligibility for our bonus scheme. Salary negotiable depending on experience and ability to provide supervision to junior members of the team.

Location – Coram Campus London or Colchester, depending on the preference of the successful candidate.

About Coram

Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights championing access to justice through information and advice, legal practice and representation, policy and strategic litigation. Our Legal Practice Unit provides advice and representation in child and family law, education law, community care law and asylum and immigration law. Our Migrant Children’s Project delivers outreach advice, second tier advice, policy and research work.

Part of Coram’s growing Children’s Rights Centre, CCLC is co-located with Coram Voice, the specialist provider of advocacy services for young people in and leaving the care system, in the new Queen Elizabeth II Centre at the heart of our historic campus in Bloomsbury. CCLC also has an established practice operating in Colchester.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Solicitor specialising in education law to work within the CCLC team. In this role you will provide legal advice, assistance and representation through education and discrimination law casework. You will be passionate about delivering high quality advice and client care and be committed to children’s human rights and supporting CCLC’s aims.

Applicants for the role need to be a qualified solicitor with experience of education law casework and/or related public law practice.

We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff.

We will consider requests for part-time working.

For further information on CCLC please visit

To apply for this role, please click on the ‘apply now’ button here to complete the application.

Closing date: 31st July 2024 23.59pm

Interview date: TBC

CCLC is an equal opportunities employer and we believe a diverse workforce enables us to improve the services to the children and families we help. We are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from all sections of the community we seek to support. This includes those from, Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds, those that identify as LGBQT+, those with disabilities, those with lived experience of care, those with neuro-diversity, and those from other groups who are underrepresented at Coram.

If applicants feel comfortable, we would encourage them to draw on lived experience as well as professional experience in their personal statement as part of their application.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.