Youth Legal (Wandsworth, London) – Community Care solicitor / caseworker

Youth Legal Community Care Solicitor/Caseworker
Salary: up to £38000 (pro rata depending on experience)
CLOSING DATE: 6pm 6th December 2023
Shortlisting 8th December 2023
Interview Tuesday 12th December 2023
Further details can be found here.

Key duties:
To provide specialist casework and representation in community care law
To provide case supervision by meeting the Legal Aid supervisor standard or able to do so in 6 months
To ensure compliance with Legal Aid Agency contract and funding requirements
To be familiar with SRA and Lexcel assessment requirements
To provide training to young people and support workers

This is a unique and fulfilling opportunity to provide specialist legal advice and representation to vulnerable young people, ensuring they have access to justice.

Youth Legal is an independent charity based in Wandsworth, assisting marginalised and vulnerable young people across the London area.  We facilitate young people’s access to justice through high quality young person-focussed legal advice, support and education.  Our objective is to ensure children and young people are safe and secure, with appropriate housing and care, giving them better life chances. 

We are looking to recruit a full time community care solicitor or caseworker to undertake a wide range of casework including Children Act and Care Act public law actions in the High Courts.  You do not need to be a qualified solicitor but must have a minimum of two years experience of casework and representation.

We have Legal Aid Agency contracts in housing and community care, therefore the successful candidate will have experience in running Legal Aid Agency contract work/CCMS and must have an ability to manage a substantial caseload and achieve billing targets. Moreover, they must be or can be in 6 months a supervisor in community care.

This is a challenging job, but we are committed to our staff and think it’s important to provide a good working environment, ensuring we all have the support and resources we need to carry out our work to the best of our abilities in a friendly and collaborative working environment.  We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  We also want to provide pathways for young solicitor/caseworkers to access working in social welfare law. 

We offer excellent terms and conditions, flexible working and 30 days annual leave (plus three at
Christmas with Trustees consent).