Coram Children's Legal Centre - Community care solicitor

  • Salary: £26,750 - 33,500 pa
  • Location: London
  • Closing date: Friday 16 August 2019

CCLC, part of the Coram group of charities, is an independent charity working in the United Kingdom and around the world to protect and promote the rights of children, through the provision of direct legal services; the publication of free legal information online and in print; research and policy work; law reform; training; and international consultancy on child rights. CCLC was founded in 1981 and has over 30 years’ experience in providing legal advice and representation to children, their parents and carers, and professionals throughout the UK. CCLC’s Legal Practice Unit specialises in child and family law, education law, community care law and immigration and asylum law. We hold legal aid contracts to deliver legal services in each of those areas. CCLC also operates two national free advice phone lines: the Child Law Advice Service (funded by the Department for Education) and the Migrant Children’s Project advice line (funded by charitable trusts).

The children, young people and families with whom CCLC work rely on legal aid funded legal services in order to access justice and secure their rights. Our clients include many children, young people and families who are very vulnerable due to their age, histories of violence and trauma, mental and physical health problems, disabilities and language barriers.

For further information on CCLC please visit www.childrenslegalcentre.com.

About the role

We are recruiting a 0+ year PQE solicitor to join CCLC’s friendly and committed community care team and work with two senior solicitors, a solicitor and a paralegal. Our community care lawyers work closely with colleagues in the immigration and family teams, as well as with other organisations within the Coram group, including Coram Voice and the Migrant Children’s Project. The successful applicant will be expected to have experience of running community care cases, including judicial review litigation and to demonstrate a solid commitment to upholding the rights of vulnerable children and young people.

Please see the job description and person specification to understand more about the role.

To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.

Please note CVs will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing date: 9am, Friday August 16th 2019

Interviews: week commencing 19th August 2019

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered charity no. 281222.