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Solicitor - Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
Closing date
Friday 3 December 2021
Week commencing 6 December 2021
Hours per week
Type of contract
Permanent subject to funding
£34,250 per annum

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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 Bureaux 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.

Please note that this post is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure check.

How to apply

For further information and an application form, please use the links at the bottom of this page.

Please return the completed Application form by email to Susie Paterson or by post marked ‘Confidential’ to Susie Paterson, Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau, 61a Stirling Street, Airdrie, ML6 0AS

Closing Date for applications has been extended to Friday 3 December 2021 at 5 pm. 

About the employer

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.

Charity number: SC0 12238

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