A fantastic opportunity to combine case work with project management and work with a diverse range of pro bonon lawyers
The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, also known as Z2K has long established a reputation for achieving successful outcomes for clients who lodge appeals to the social security tribunal following an unsuccessful application for benefits. We specialise primarily in disability benefits – Employment Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance for children. We are seeking a committed Caseworker with project management skills, to co-ordinate our growing number of tribunal cases. You will be responsible for the co-ordination of this work, including monitoring outcomes and feeding evidence in our policy thinking. Primarily, you will co-ordinate the allocation of tribunal cases to pro bono lawyers across our partner law firms, and as part of a busy casework team, you will also assist clients in lodging appeals following a refused application for disability benefits. You will also be expected to provide representation on occasion.
This is an exciting opportunity for an all rounder who has a commitment to working in the advocacy and advice sector, and is looking for a varied role with the opportunity to develop and grow a project. This post is currently offered as a maternity cover, but could possibly lead to other opportunities.
Based in Westminster, the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust was set up to combat poverty and homelessness across London through specialist advice and casework, policy and campaigning, practical support and services to local communities. We currently specialise in social security and homelessness, using evidence from our casework to influence policy. We operate out of offices in Victoria and Queens Park and provide advice surgeries in North and South Westminster.
Z2K’s projects include welfare benefits and housing advice casework, a private rented sector access scheme, through which we support tenants into long term housing solutions; a complaints project through which we expose faults in the processes relating to welfare benefits; and a specialist tribunal service to represent welfare benefits clients. In 2016 the casework team recovered nearly £2m in benefits payments for their clients.
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