About the job
The Lanarkshire Community Law Centre and Airdrie CAB are looking for a highly motivated solicitor with the drive and enthusiasm to join our expanding team. This role will involve undertaking a varied workload including assisting EU citizens secure their immigration rights under the EU Settlement Scheme whilst also providing legal support and level 2 advice to a variety of third sector organisations who are funded by the Scottish Government and UK Home Office to support EU Citizens with their settlement applications. The solicitor will also provide independent civil legal advice and representation to individuals facing homelessness or issues which could lead to homelessness, as well as a range of other civil legal matters. The solicitor will also provide second tier support and advise, train and assist CABx and other agency advisers across North Lanarkshire. The work will involve a mixture of direct casework, provision of support and advice to CAB and other agency advisers, delivery of training and contributing to social policy work.
The successful candidate, holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate and at least 3 years PQE will be experienced in general civil legal assistance (including provision of Legal Aid) and have proven skills as a court practitioner. They will have a meticulous approach to analysing complex legal issues, as well as excellent communication and organisational skills. A passion for human rights or public law is essential. They will understand the importance of excellent client care, have good awareness of how rights and advice issues impact on local communities. They will be an excellent team player with a commitment to equality and diversity. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.
Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau offers excellent terms and conditions and is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please contact us for more information.
How to apply
Please return completed Application form by email to Susie Paterson Susie.firstname.lastname@example.org or by post marked ‘Confidential’ to Susie Paterson, Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau, 61a Stirling Street, Airdrie, ML6 0AS
Closing Date for applications: Friday 3rd December 2021 at 5pm
Date of interviews for successful applicants: w/c 6th December
Please note that this post is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure check
Equality & diversity monitoring
To help Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to: Andrew.email@example.com
About the employer
Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.
Charity number: SC0 12238