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Social Welfare Law Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner

Position: Social Welfare Law Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner

Location: Leeds/Hybrid

Closing date: 30 April 2024

Role details

Job title:
Social Welfare Law Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner

Location:
Leeds/Hybrid

Salary:
£32,077 - £33,945 p.a. depending on experience

Salary pro rata:
No

London allowance:
No

Hours per week:
21-35 hours per week

Type of contract:
Permanent

Closing date for applications:
Ongoing 

Link to job pack for application:
https://citizensadviceleeds.org.uk/working-for-us/

Citizens Advice Leeds works for a fairer society by helping people to resolve financial, housing, employment and other legal issues through telephone, online and face to face services. In 2024 we’re entering an exciting phase of development to increase access to free legal advice in Leeds and we’re seeking a Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner with PQE in a Social Welfare Law specialism to join our legal advice team. The legal advice team is part of our Specialist Services department, working alongside caseworkers and support workers to respond to the complex and multiple problems our clients face.

We would welcome applications from candidates who can strengthen our capacity in Housing advice, or bring expertise in Immigration, Discrimination or Family law. The Social Welfare Law Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner will carry their own caseload , ensuring that quality and performance standards are consistently met, and support the development of caseworkers in their specialism.

The successful candidate will have significant and recent post qualification experience in a Social Welfare law subject. Alongside legal advice skills, we’re seeking candidates with a commitment to access to justice and an interest in working in the not for profit sector.

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