LEGAL SERVICES AGENCY VACANCY: EMPLOYMENT LAW SOLICITOR (HOUSING AND GENERAL COURT DEPARTMENT)
We are seeking fully qualified solicitor holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate with interest in social justice and upholding employment rights.
LSA is one of Scotland’s largest Law Centres. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a 30-year legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
We provide high-quality legal advice, assistance, and representation in areas of housing law, preventing homelessness, mental health, discrimination, welfare benefits and social security, community care, criminal injuries compensation and employment law.
The work is rewarding, and the expertise of the Service is highly regarded and nationally recognised. The position offers considerable scope and opportunity for personal and long-term professional development.
You will be a highly motivated and resilient individual who welcomes challenges. You will have experience of handling your own caseload and accustomed to dealing with a diverse range of clients.
You will be an excellent team player with a commitment to equality and diversity and an eagerness to tackling the unmet legal needs of those in disadvantage. You will have experience of civil legal aid and ideally experience of working on claimant matters on a range of contentious employment matters including tribunal representation. You will have experience and or an interest in raising awareness of rights through dissemination of information design and delivery of training on aspects of employment law for lay representatives.
We would keen to hear from applicants committed to equalities, social justice and providing a voice for those marginalised.
Please submit your CV with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification stating why this post is of interest to you to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details of your current salary, notice period and a note of two referees one of which should be your most recent employer. For equality purposes, please do not include your full name on either the covering letter or CV, only in your email. The personal information in your email will not be made available to the selection panel.
Please indicate whether you are eligible to work in the UK and if you require a work permit/visa to work in the UK.
Please also indicate if you have you any convictions (other than spent convictions) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If yes, please give details.
Legal Services Agency is an equal opportunities employer.
Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity no SC017160 and a company limited by guarantee, registered no. SC12391
The post is partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
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