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Position: Farha Mental Health and Social Welfare Solicitor
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Laws
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The lawyer will work with the CAJ team including the Head of Legal Practice, Housing Solicitor, Clinic Administrator, Welfare Benefits Advice and Casework Supervisor and Advice Fellow to supervise the students who work in the Clinic
Requirements: A qualified solicitor with experience of social welfare law and delivering social welfare law advice and casework services. We are seeking a candidate who understands the needs of the vulnerable client group that we work with and can balance their needs with supervising students working on their cases. Successful applicants will also demonstrate familiarity with and commitment to the provision of pro bono legal assistance to members of the local community and have the ability to supervise and advise students
   
Text: Farha Mental Health and Social Welfare Solicitor , - Ref:1775780 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Laws Specific unit / Sub department Centre for Access to Justice Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?37,281 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Faculty of Laws at UCL has been one of the leading centres of legal education in the world. Recognised as offering an outstanding educational experience to our students, we combine a strong theoretical foundation in the law with practical teaching from world-leading academics and practitioners. In January 2016, the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) launched its own legal advice clinic, the UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC), working with students to deliver generalist advice across a broad spectrum of social welfare issues as well as specialist casework services in welfare benefits, housing, and community care, and education law where possible. The Farha Mental Health and Social Welfare Solicitor will provide legal advice to clients, particularly those with mental health issues and expand UCL iLAC?s advice provision through the delivery of the UCL Rare Dementia Support Legal Advice Project. The lawyer will work with the CAJ team including the Head of Legal Practice, Housing Solicitor, Clinic Administrator, Welfare Benefits Advice and Casework Supervisor and Advice Fellow to supervise the students who work in the Clinic. Key Requirements A qualified solicitor with experience of social welfare law and delivering social welfare law advice and casework services. We are seeking a candidate who understands the needs of the vulnerable client group that we work with and can balance their needs with supervising students working on their cases. Successful applicants will also demonstrate familiarity with and commitment to the provision of pro bono legal assistance to members of the local community and have the ability to supervise and advise students. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact lawshr@ucl.ac.uk . We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 18 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description Apply Now
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