SOLICITOR - HOUSING AND GENERAL COURT DEPARTMENT (Greenock Office)

Organisation
Legal Services Agency
Reference
VAC-21012
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Court
Location
Greenock (hybrid)
Salary
£27,082 to £38,447 + pen
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Legal Services Agency (LSA) has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team.

Job Description

 

We are seeking a fully qualified solicitor holding an unrestricted Scottish Practising Certificate with an interest in social justice to address disadvantage and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Housing and homelessness law
  • Social welfare law        
  • Discrimination and equality law
  • Public law

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.

We offer generous annual leave and public holiday entitlements; pension contribution and salary sacrifice schemes and are happy to discuss flexible working.  We are currently trialling hybrid working with a view of potential implementation of this as part of our future working pattern.

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 with excellent fee consciousness. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.

Application process:

We would keen to hear from applicants committed to social justice.

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:  recruitment@lsa.org.uk.    

Job Description

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 also complete and return the Equality and Diversity Questionnaire.   This information is used purely for statistical purposes and will have no bearing on your application.

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.  

Closing date: 15th August at 9am
Interviews: To be confirmed

Legal Services Agency is an equal opportunities employer.

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