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Job Ad – Southwark


Southwark Law Centre

Housing Caseworker/Solicitor

Salary range NJC scale SP 28-37 £40,389-£49,071

35 hours per week

Part time considered

We are seeking to recruit a housing caseworker/solicitor to join our housing team of 10 who are based in our offices in Southwark and Lewisham.

The successful applicant will have :

• At least 2 years’ recent experience of providing LAA Contract housing advice and representation under the legal help and legal aid schemes in particular in the areas of disrepair, possession and homelessness

• Ability to meet the Legal Aid Agency supervisor requirements for Housing law or to attain this standard within 6 months of starting in the post

• Experience of working to legal deadlines/time limits and managing a sizable and complex caseload

Southwark Law Centre is committed to promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

SLC has adopted an agile working policy and all staff are set up to be able to work partly from home.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Terms and conditions include:

• Excellent Pension Scheme

• Flexible working policy

• 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

For an application pack please visit:

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th June

Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th June

Our policy re starting salary in the range- NJC scale SP 28-37 £40,389 – £49,071

• 1 extra scale point for a solicitor qualification

• Relevant casework experience 0-2 years SP28 (SP29 if qualified)

• Relevant casework experience 2-3 years SP29 (SP31 if qualified)

• Relevant casework experience 3-4 years SP30 (SP31 if qualified)

• Relevant casework experience 4-5 years SP31 (SP32 if qualified)

• Relevant casework of 5 years + SP32 (SP33 if qualified)

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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