Southwark Law Centre (Peckham, London) – Planning Voice Support Worker

Salary: NJC SP 9-13 £30,309- £32,305 pro rata
dependent on relevant experience
Hours: 28 hours per week
(21 considered)

We are looking for someone with excellent community engagement, communication and administration skills to support the work of our planning project. The overall aim of our project is to support and empower local people living in Southwark to be able to influence developments affecting the environment they live in. Major development is affecting many lives and often the most disadvantaged
residents are affected the most.

Our planning solicitor provides legal support for local residents, and organisations, including advocacy and drafting representations to statutory bodies. We also provide group workshops on planning and regeneration issues. The role would be suitable for someone with an interest in planning and regeneration who wants to develop their knowledge in this area.

Key tasks:
– To support the work of the Planning Solicitor
– To help to develop an effective communication strategy for the Project, liaising with a wide range of stakeholders
– To support the development and dissemination of information resources for the public

The post will be based at our office in Peckham with some outreach and attendance at evening meetings. SLC has adopted an agile working policy and encourage staff to work partly from home. Southwark Law Centre has an Equality Diversity and Inclusion policy. We welcome applications from candidates who meet the person spec regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
For an application pack please visit: www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk
For an informal discussion about the role please contact jed.holloway@southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th February
Interviews: Tuesday 20 th February

Starting salary and relevant experience
The Law Centre criteria for starting salaries aims to ensure that all relevant experience is recognised for all posts within clearly justifiable limits so that starting salary does not unfairly reward on the basis of age. Experience is only relevant for these purposes if it is equivalent to the role on offer. The post holder salary increases by 1 point each year until the top of the scale is reached. In addition the Law Centre aims to pay cost of living increases agreed nationally by Unite the Union
Relevant experience 1-2 years SP9 £30,309
Relevant experience 2-5 years SP10 £ 30,771
Relevant experience 5 years + SP11 £31,242