EMPLOYMENT LAW SOLICITOR

Organisation
Legal Services Agency
Reference
VAC-19959
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Employment
Location
Glasgow
Salary
£27,082 to £38,447
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, N/A
Legal Services Agency (LSA) has an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and committed individual to lead and develop our employment law advice service.

Job Description

LEGAL SERVICES AGENCY VACANCY: EMPLOYMENT LAW SOLICITOR (HOUSING AND GENERAL COURT DEPARTMENT)

  • Salary: £27,082 to £38,447;   SP 27- 39 (placing on scale dependent upon experience) plus pension contribution
  • Experience: Ideally 1-3 years PQE or equivalent practical experience, however newly qualified applicants specialising in employment law during their traineeship welcome
  • Contract: 35 hours per week
  • Location: Glasgow (Due to COVID-19, currently operating blended office based and remote working service)
  • Closing date: 21st January 2022 at 5pm
  • Interviews: Mid-February – date to be confirmed

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.

About you

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.

Application process:

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:  elizabethstewart@lsa.org.uk. 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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