Plumstead Community Law Centre is seeking to recruit a part-time employment caseworker, based at their office in Woolwich, South East London.
The post is for 21 hours per week at an annual salary of £19,472 (£32,454 pro rata).
The post will involve advice and casework on all aspects of employment law.
Applicants will need to have at least 2 years’ recent experience in employment law.
They will also have a proven ability to work to tight deadlines, meet targets and have highly developed case management skills.
This post is currently funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Job Description and Person Specification can be found below.
Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 9am on Monday 30th November by sending a CV and a covering letter making reference to the job description and person specification and giving examples of how you meet the criteria in terms of your reasons for applying, how your experience qualifies you for this post and the skills and interests that you would hope to use or develop if appointed.
PLUMSTEAD COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE
Purpose of post
To provide legal advice and information to clients
To undertake casework for clients in the specialist area of Employment and Equality law
To represent clients in employment tribunals as appropriate
The worker will undertake casework in the specialist area of Employment law. This will include: keeping up-to-date with relevant changes in legislation and case law
interviewing and advising clients in person and by telephone
corresponding with court / tribunal and Respondents
negotiating on behalf of clients
acting as advocate on behalf of clients in court /tribunal proceedings
The caseworker will be required to provide employment advice at weekly drop-ins and to provide follow up casework and where appropriate representation. They will also share responsibility for answering the weekly telephone advice service.
Ultimately, the worker is accountable to the Management Committee. In the first instance however, accountability is to the Law Centre staff group.
The worker will be self- servicing and as such will be expected to do their own filing, photocopying, typing etc. However, the worker maybe able to use volunteers for some admin support.
Equality & Diversity
The worker will be expected to be committed to promoting and implementing equal opportunities in all aspects of the job. The worker must also play an active role in any review of the Equality & Diversity policy and is encouraged to attend relevant training and keep a continually high profile of equalities issues.
The Law Centre recognises that groups and individuals have been and continue to be discriminated against in our society on such grounds including but not limited to: gender; race; disability; sexuality; age; religious belief and health problems. In response to this the Law Centre is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, both in its policies and practices. The current policy covers employment issues, service delivery, and oppressive behaviour of clients. It was drawn up by staff and the Management Committee in consultation with Unison.
The Law Centre is committed to the provision of relevant training for all workers and encourages workers to attend training courses in order that they may be kept up-to-date on developments in their specialist area/s.
The Law Centre welcomes applications for job share.
At least 2 years’ experience in UK employment and equality law
Experience of representation at ET, including in complex discrimination cases
Ability and willingness to supervise and mentor volunteers
Ability to familiarise with an existing caseload and prioritise work
Commitment to collective working
Commitment to the Law Centre's Equality & Diversity policy
An ability and willingness to be self-servicing and to use a computerised case management system
Experience of campaign and policy work
NOTE: An applicant's suitability for the post will be assessed by reference to the job description and also the person specification, so please be sure to address the above points.
Volunteer - Management Committee
Plumstead Community Law Centre is a community based Law Centre providing free and independent legal advice to the residents, workers and students of Greenwich Borough. We are the only charitable organisation in the borough providing specialist advice and representation for the community on immigration, welfare benefits and employment and discrimination. We run weekly drop-in and telephone advice sessions and provide specialist representation in the courts and tribunals. Despite our small size, we make a big impact, helping over 700 members of the community every year.
Due to the current economic situation, our services are needed by the community more than ever, but our future is increasingly uncertain. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Management Committee Members to plan and engage the organisation in more strategic operation and sustainable delivery of its services. Members should live, work or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
We would particularly like to hear from you if you have expertise in Fundraising, PR or IT/Social Media. Most importantly, you should be enthusiastic and able to devote time and energy to help secure the future of this vital service in the community. We are looking for Members who can commit for at least a year. The Management Committee currently meet monthly on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
If you are interested in this role, please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com.