Coram (London) – Paralegal / Senior Paralegal

Job Title: Paralegal / Senior Paralegal (Education Law Team)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week (but part-time minimum 21 hours per week will be considered)

Salary: Dependent on experience:

Junior paralegal: £20,500 – £22,000 per annum

Senior Paralegal: £22,000 to £24,000 per annum (with 3+ years casework experience)

Location: London or Colchester office, preference to 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 an independent charity working in the UK and around the world to protect and promote the rights of children, through the provision of direct legal services including outreach advice and casework; the publication of free legal information online and in print; research and policy work; law reform; training; and international consultancy. It is a specialist centre for children’s rights in education, immigration, community care and family law and is located on the Coram Campus in central London with bases in Colchester and Leeds. Its Legal Practice Unit provides expert advice and representation primarily under legal aid contract alongside innovative grant-funded and pro bono projects. We also undertake strategic litigation, including interventions in the higher courts. We are dedicated to promoting children’s rights and championing access to justice through our casework and wider projects.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a paralegal to work within the Education Law Team at CCLC. 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.

We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff.

We will consider requests for part-time working and some home working is permitted subject to the requirements of our Legal Aid contract.

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

Closing date: Monday 24th February 2023 at 23:59

Interview date: To be confirmed

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

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.