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Springfield Advice & Law Centre

The Springfield Advice & Law Centre is a longtime Legal Aid practice with a team of caseworkers specialising in the areas of housing, community care, debt and welfare benefits.

We are currently seeking a supervising solicitor with 3+ years’ experience in housing and community care law to supervise the work of 2 caseworkers at the Law Centre, as well as run their own caseload. This role would run on a full-time basis between the office hours of 9am-5pm.

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please write a brief email to for a job description and application pack. My colleague and I would also be delighted to arrange a time to speak with you over the phone or on Teams for you to find out more about the role.

Please note that this vacancy will close on 30/06/2024. However, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, we would encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.


Central England Law Centre

Job Title: Housing caseworker/solicitor

Salary: Up to £35,948

Hours: Full-time or Part-time (37 hours per week)

Location: Tyseley, Birmingham (with some potential for hybrid working)

About this role

Central England Law Centre (CELC) provides a vital service to clients across Coventry and Birmingham, providing support for all aspects of housing law through a team of dedicated solicitors, caseworkers, paralegals and support workers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced caseworker or solicitor to join the team, supporting our clients across Birmingham in the delivery of casework through the Law Centre’s Legal Aid contract.

The successful candidate will be subject to a basic DBS check.


– Advise clients on all aspects of housing law through face-to-face and telephone appointments
– Undertake casework and represent clients at court as appropriate
– Liaise with the Legal Aid Agency in respect of funding applications and claims
– Complete public funding forms via CCMS and paper applications where appropriate
– Promptly cost and bill closed cases in order to meet individual and team targets

Person Specification:

– A solicitor or caseworker with proven experience of the delivery of casework through a legal aid contract
– A demonstrable commitment to social justice
– The ability to work sympathetically and effectively with a wide variety of clients
– Experience of advocating for clients in court and with other agencies
– Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of legal aid eligibility requirements and legal aid applications

About CELC:

A fairer, more just society in which an understanding of rights and their power is embedded within communities.

Central England Law Centre is the UK’s largest Law Centre. Our size enables us to provide legal expertise across eight different areas of social welfare law including: discrimination; employment; health and social care; housing; immigration and asylum; public law; and welfare benefits. This means that we can offer services that can address all of the interconnected problems people face in their everyday lives.

Our services are rooted in the communities we serve and we are an organisation that uses its legal expertise to improve the lives of those who are often vulnerable and socially excluded due to poverty, illness or disability.

What we offer:

37-hour working week;
Flexible working hours and a hybrid working arrangement;
28 days holiday (rising by 1 day per year of service to 35 days after 5 years of service) plus 8 statutory days;
Pension scheme membership;
Access to an employee assistance programme;

We invite interested candidates to download our Recruitment Pack for this role from our website – Housing Solicitor / Caseworker | Central England Law Centre Limited ( Main Site ) (

Closing date: 1pm on 5th July 2024

Interviews will be held in week commencing: 15th or 22nd July 2024

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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