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Islington Law Centre is recruiting!

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We are looking to expand our dynamic Housing Team.

We are  seeking an experienced Housing Solicitor and a Housing Caseworker.

Islington Law Centre is a firmly established and expanding social welfare organisation committed to providing the community with the highest possible quality legal advice and representation.  We are looking to recruit an experienced legal aid housing solicitor and a housing caseworker to join its housing team.

We are seeking practitioners with experience in the full range of housing work, to include defending possession proceedings, homelessness and disrepair.  

The Law Centre holds LAA contracts in housing and welfare benefits, public law and immigration.

Islington Law Centre currently co-ordinates one of the LAA’s housing duty possession schemes running at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court.

Housing Solicitor – salary between £35,000 and £39,000 pa depending upon experience.

Housing Caseworker – salary between £32,000 and £36,000 pa depending upon experience.

Please download the relevant application pack above. Closing date for applications:  Monday 5th July 2021 at 5.00pm

Islington Law Centre is recruiting!

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and experienced Welfare Rights Supervisor to join our Welfare Rights Team.

Islington Law Centre is looking to recruit an experienced Welfare Rights Supervisor to join our respected and dynamic Welfare Rights team.

We are seeking a practitioner with experience in the full range of benefits work with particular expertise in Universal Credit and disability benefit matters.

The successful applicant will be joining a team of 5 welfare rights advisers. As well as managing your own caseload including representation at Tribunals, you will use your expertise to provide training and second-tier advice to partners and community organisations and will be able to take an active role with the team in developing our service.

Salary £39,000 pa plus 3% auto enrolment pension.

Please download the job pack from our website and email your completed forms to recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk. Please include the application form and EO monitoring form. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 5.00pm.

Christmas concert

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We are delighted to announce our friends at UCL’s Chamber Choir and Players will be holding a Christmas Concert in support of us on the 4th of December. Conducted by Charles Peebles, the programme includes works by Mozart, Händel, Maw and Anderson and promises to be a wonderful night of sumptuous sound.

The concert takes place at the Church of St Mary le Strand, WC2R 1ES at 7.00pm. Tickets are £5.00 either on the door or through Eventbrite and all proceeds go to Islington Law Centre. The event has been very popular in the past so booking through Eventbrite is recommended.

We’re very grateful to the musicians staging this wonderful event and we hope to see many of you there to enjoy the music and get into the Christmas spirit!

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/decemberconcert

Podcasts from ILC

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The Migrants Law Project, which is hosted by Islington law Centre, has just released the first in a series of podcasts, “It Can Be Done”, which shows the impact of co-ordinating efforts to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Episode One opens in 2015. We meet Kotaiba, a 15 year old Syrian refugee who finds himself in Calais looking for a safe way to reach his brother and sister in the UK. Meanwhile, across the Channel, two English observers watch in horror as Europe’s refugee crisis unfolds: asylum seekers and migrants living in makeshift camps with no sanitation or decent shelter, violence at borders, families drowning at sea. What if anything is to be done? And could there potentially be a legal solution? 

The link is here – it’s a powerful story and we urge you to take a listen. https://themigrantslawproject.org/podcast/

Evening Clinic Supervisor

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Islington Law Centre is looking for a part-time supervising solicitor to run its advice sessions on a Monday and Wednesday evening and support and supervise the volunteer lawyers delivering the advice.

This role would suit someone looking for flexibility and variety in their work and with a passion for making legal advice accessible to everyone. The role is fourteen hours per week with seven of those hours required in sessions – the other seven can be worked flexibly.

The role is legal supervision with some feedback and support of volunteer lawyers who are seeing clients. There is administrative support for the Clinic and you’d be working for a well-respected organisation that has 47 years experience of ensuring access to justice for the people of Islington.

You’ll need at least two years post-qualification experience and some experience of general civil litigation and up-to-date knowledge of court procedures, including online developments. Ideally you would also have some experience of housing law but this is not essential.

The role’s actual salary is £15,512 (£38,799 pro rata) and there is a pension scheme and 25 days paid holiday (pro rata).

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stuart Hearne or Matt Brown on 020 7288 7630 (main switchboard).

To apply, please fill out an application form and equal opportunity monitoring form and return to recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk. CVs are not accepted.

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Closing date: Monday 11th of November at 12.30pm.

UCL Chamber Choir and Players put on Christmas Concert to support Islington Law Centre’s Christmas Appeal

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We are delighted that a group of our volunteers is organising a Christmas
Concert to celebrate the work of the Law Centre and to help us with our
Christmas appeal.  The UCL Chamber Choir and Players, conducted by Charles
Peebles, will perform a number of works at St Mary le Strand on 10
December 2018.  We are extremely grateful to them for supporting our work
in this way.

The concert will be a great opportunity to listen to wonderful music, and
to find out a little more about our work.  Tickets are free and are
available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-concert-tickets-52553030529

Donations to our Christmas Appeal to help us to help more people can be
made here:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=IslingtonLawCentreChristmasappeal&pageUrl=11

Welfare Benefits Team Looking for Volunteers!

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Our Welfare Benefits Team is currently recruiting for new volunteers!

As a volunteer paralegal with Islington Law Centre’s Welfare Benefits Team, you will support caseworkers in all aspects of their work: including dealing with correspondence, preparing appeal bundles, recording statistical information, case file management and policy work.  Training, close supervision & support will be provided.

You will be given the opportunity to shadow caseworkers at client interviews and Tribunal hearings, and be involved in various community events.

You will play a key role in our weekly form filling clinic, assisting clients to complete complex welfare benefit application forms.

We hope volunteering at the Law Centre will provide an interesting and valuable experience within a friendly and supported environment.

Travel expenses and lunch will be paid.

Requirements: we ask that you be available to volunteer for at least two days per week and must be available on Wednesday’s.

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the following application and email it to Barbara King (barbarak@islingtonlaw.org.uk),

The deadline to apply is 6 January 2016.

For general enquiries or to make an appointment: Call 020 7288 7630