Paralegal

Central England Law Centre is the UK’s largest Law Centre, with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in its legal practice. We are a charity providing free legal advice to some of the most disadvantaged people in our community. We currently employ over 60 staff in Coventry and Birmingham and work with volunteers and students from local universities. 

We are looking for a vibrant, enthusiastic individual who shares our passion for social justice to work from our Birmingham office. You will provide casework and administrative support to our legal teams in particular in the field of welfare rights, housing and community care.

As well as getting involved in all aspects of casework you will assist with the management and administration of our busy student advice clinics. You will develop your skills working with experienced caseworkers and assist all aspects of case management including, taking instructions from clients, drafting; legal research and liaising with clients and third parties.   

Ideally you will be a graduate who has or is undertaking the Legal Practice Course or equivalent.  The ability to manage a varied workload is essential along with excellent organisational skills and a flexible approach to work. 

We are committed to investing in our staff’s development and you will receive excellent supervision and training opportunities. We have a good track record in offering trainee contract positions whenever possible.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a greater insight into the workings of a social welfare legal team and gain experience before deciding whether to embark on a career as a solicitor. At the same time, you will play an essential role in a friendly organisation that is making a difference to the lives of those people in our communities that are most vulnerable.

Join a team that is making a difference!

Location:

This post is based at Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham; 5 minutes from the railway station.

Terms and conditions:

Include a 37 hour working week, 28 days holiday (rising by a day every year after 2 years of service) plus 8 statutory days and pension scheme membership.

This post is initially funded for 12 months. 

For an application pack please email recruitment[at]centralenglandlc.org[dot]uk Applications may be submitted by post or by email to recruitment[at]centralenglandlc.org[dot]uk

Closing date: 10 am, 23rd August 2019

Interviews:      29th August 2019

We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. Our offices are wheelchair accessible.