|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Reports to||SLC Director of Legal Services|
|Grade/Salary||£21,000 p.a. Year 1; £22,000 p.a. Year 2|
|Hours||37 hours per week. Holidays: 28 days p.a. including bank holidays|
We provide legal services to help the diverse communities of Suffolk to gain equal access to justice, to challenge disadvantage and inequality, and to understand their legal rights, obligations and protections.
Suffolk Law Centre was set up by Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) to meet the growing need for access to legal advice in Suffolk. We began operating in April 2018. We are based in Ipswich, co-located with ISCRE. We offer free legal advice and casework to people living and working in Suffolk, as well as some services regionally, working with local partners across East Anglia. Our legal services include Housing (Legal Aid); Discrimination; Family (including a court Help-Desk and support clinic for Child Arrangement Orders); LawWorks advice clinics, supported by volunteer legal advisers; EUSS, and a Litigants in Person Support service. We work in partnership with ISCRE to provide community-informed social policy and scrutiny work.
This is a two-year Trainee Solicitor post involving in-house training under the supervision of both experienced advisers and qualified lawyers in areas of social welfare law including employment and discrimination, housing (both legal aided and grant funded), and family, together with opportunities in other areas we work in. At Suffolk Law Centre, we focus on the provision of legal advice to vulnerable people, including those unable to access legal advice due to gaps in provision, including those living in rural areas of Suffolk. We also, in conjunction primarily with our parent charity ISCRE, undertake social policy and community scrutiny work.
The role is based primarily at our Ipswich offices for face-to-face advice provision, with some remote working.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
a) The post holder may be required to travel across Suffolk and Norfolk, regionally and nationally for which the appropriate allowances will be paid
b) The hours of work are flexible to meet the demands of the job, and may require some evening and weekend working, for which time off will be given
c) This job description may be subject to change in consultation with the post holder
d) The post holder works toward SLC’s commitment to Equality and Human Rights
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