Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New career opportunities at Govan Law Centre

The Govan Law Centre Trust is seeking the following new people to join its award winning legal team:

Senior Solicitor with court/tribunal experience required. Experience in social security, housing, employment, equalities  or administrative law would be an advantage. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the management of funded projects within the law centre including Govanhill Law Centre. Govanhill Law Centre is a branch office of Govan Law Centre based in Govanhill with a focus on enforcing the rights of minority ethnic communities and in particularly the Roma community. The post will involve working in partnership with a number of agencies, in particular in relation to the work with the Roma community.

Solicitor for public legal education role and general casework required. The successful candidate will lead a dynamic new Public Legal Education (PLE) Project in Govanhill with a focus on empowering local citizens, community groups and residents associations to tackle property factor and landlord and tenant disputes. The PLE project is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The post holder will also undertake some general law centre work in Govanhill, supported by the Glasgow Regeneration Agency, in partnership with Crossroads. (Fixed term post for 1 year). We would be happy to consider a job share for this post.

Trainee Solicitor required. Role is primarily in defending evictions and mortgage repossessions, with some scope for other social welfare casework.

Vulnerable Client Caseworker required for award winning Prevention of Homelessness Project. Role involves assisting the project co-ordinator in the delivery of the project. Some travel required.

Please send CV and covering letter to: Mike Dailly at Govan Law Centre, 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow, G51 2BX or m@govanlc.com. Closing date Friday 18 May 2012. No recruitment agencies necessary thank-you. Govan Law Centre is a Registered Scottish Charity SC030193. http://www.govanlc.com/