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A great employment law opportunity!

We’re looking for someone special to lead and develop our new employment law service. We’re delighted to have the chance to extend our services to our East End community in this way, particularly since we know that more and more people will need legal advice about employment rights as the Covid 19 crisis continues. 

For the moment, we are offering the post as a fixed-term contract for one year (although we’re open to discussion about the length). During that time, we want the appointee to identify and grow sources of funding for the future (including a legal aid Discrimination Law contract) that will sustain both the post and the service far into the future. You’ll notice that the Job Description expresses the role as leading and supervising a team, which reflects our ambition for both you and the service – but on appointment, you’ll be our sole employment lawyer. 

For the moment, Covid-19 means that our team is working remotely from the law centre for most of the time. Interviews for this post are likely to be held using Zoom and you should be prepared to work remotely if appointed. 

Visit our jobs page to download an application pack. 

Completed applications should be returned to by the closing date, Sunday 01 November 2020

Legal advice clinics open for business

Our housing law and immigration law advice clinics have reopened as telephone services, joining our employment law advice clinic which reopened last week. Housing law advice clinics are already taking place and will be held every Tuesday. Immigration law advice clinics will be held fortnightly on Wednesdays, starting on 29 April. Call us on 020 7538 4909 to see if we can help and make an appointment.

Employment law advice is back

From 20 April 2020, our employment law advice clinic is starting up again, this time as a telephone service. Call us on 020 7538 4909 to see if we can help and make an appointment. We’re also pleased to offer this guide to frequently asked questions about employment rights during the coronavirus pandemic, developed by our colleagues at Southwark Law Centre with barrister Ben Mitchell from 11 King’s Bench Walk.

Coronavirus updates

A lot has changed over the past week, so we’ve updated our website to include information about important announcements on welfare benefits, immigration and housing law, including:

  • the suspension of all housing possession actions for at least 90 days from today
  • the extension of leave to remain in the UK to 31 May 2020 for individuals who can’t leave because of coronavirus
  • the three-month suspension of reviews and reassessments in welfare benefits cases