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Volunteer - Management Committee
Volunteer - Management Committee


Plumstead Community Law Centre is seeking to recruit a  part-time  (2 days per week) welfare benefits caseworker, based at their office in Woolwich, South East London. Annual salary £30,000 pro rata.


You will work as part of a small staff team that also provides specialist advice in employment and immigration law.


Together with two other welfare benefits caseworkers, you will provide expert advice, advocacy, casework and Tribunal representation across the whole range of welfare benefits law for the residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


You will have a detailed knowledge of the benefits system and be able to apply the law to real life problems. You will also have recent experience of representation before the First-tier Tribunal and of post appeal work including leave to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.


You will be able to undertake legal and case law research to progress cases and will be aware of continuing changes to welfare benefits law.


You will also be able to manage a complex caseload, work under pressure, prioritise and meet targets.


Please apply by email to before 9am on Monday 30th March 2020 using the attached application form.     CVs will not be accepted

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 7pm-8:30pm.


If you are interested in this role, please send a CV and covering letter to

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