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Welfare Rights Paralegal (Lewisham Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Project)

Southwark Law Centre wish to recruit someone:

  • To assist patients, families and carers in the Borough of Lewisham affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia to access the welfare benefits they are entitled to.

  • To ensure people affected are referred or signposted to other sources of legal support in areas such as housing and discrimination in employment.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have at least 2 years recent, experience of providing advice and information to help people to access welfare benefits in a legal or advice setting

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing people living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, their family and carers.

  • Have the ability to use online and written resources to research welfare benefits law

  • Have the ability to explain complex legal issues in plain language

Southwark Law Centre has developed an agile working policy and staff can work partly from home and partly in the office in Peckham. There will also be some outreach at Lewisham hospital.

Terms and conditions include:

  • 28 hours per week

  • Salary range: NJC scale SP 9-13 £25,602-£27,498 pro-rata

  • Initial 1-year contract with the possibility of extension

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Flexible working policy

  • 24 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential key skills and abilities required of the role. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

We encourage people with lived experience of the issues we deal with to apply to work with us.

For an application pack please visit:

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th July 2022, 5:00pm

Interviews will take place on: Friday 22nd July 2022

Southwark Law Centre

Open 23 June 2022
Closes15 July 2022,17:00
London (Peckham)
NJC scale SP 9-13 £25,602-£27,498 pro-rata
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