Contract: Full-time, Permanent (flexible, part-time and fixed term applicants are all welcomed, remote working arrangements will also be considered).
CCLC, part of the Coram group of charities, is an independent charity working in the United Kingdom and around the world to protect and promote the rights of children, through the provision of direct legal services; the publication of free legal information online and in print; research and policy work; law reform; training; and international consultancy on child rights. CCLC was founded in 1981 and has over 30 years’ experience in providing legal advice and representation to children, their parents and carers, and professionals throughout the UK. CCLC’s Legal Practice Unit specialises in community care law, immigration and asylum law, child and family law and education law. We hold legal aid contracts to deliver legal services in each of those areas.
Our Community Care team represents children and young people in need of support from social services and other public bodies, often as a result of their status as refugees or asylum seekers, being victims of trafficking, facing abuse, homelessness, immigration detention, or managing with disability, physical and mental health problems. We are dedicated to promoting and protecting children’s rights, through both our case work and our involvement in wider projects. The team works closely with colleagues in the immigration, family and education law teams, as well as collaborative working with other organisations within the Coram group, including Coram Voice advocacy service and the Migrant Children’s Project.
CCLC is currently looking to expand our experienced and dedicated Community Care team based in our London office. We are looking to recruit up to two exceptional solicitors (at least one of which must be at supervisor level solicitor, alongside another solicitor who may be newly qualified) together with an experienced paralegal.
We are looking for committed and passionate team members with good knowledge of community care and public law, current policies and legal aid.The successful applicant will be supported by a close team of colleagues within CCLC’s Legal Practice Unit, and provided with significant opportunities for learning and personal development.
The successful applicant for the senior solicitor job position will have extensive experience of running a diverse community care/public law claimant case load, including all stages of judicial review litigation, and will demonstrate a solid commitment to upholding the rights of vulnerable children and young people.
The senior solicitor will be expected to also have considerable experience supervising others and meet the Legal Aid Agency’s supervisor requirements.
Flexible working arrangements, including part-time hours and remote working, will be considered. We will also consider applications from applicants who desire a fixed term contract of at least a year on a maternity cover basis.
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Please note CVs will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.
Closing date for applications: 23:59, Friday 7th August 2020
Interviews: Week beginning 10th August 2020
Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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