Staff vacancies

CHIEF EXECUTIVE – GLASGOW BASED

SALARY £55,000, plus 6% pension

Legal Services Agency Ltd. (“LSA”) is one of the leading charitable law centres in Scotland.   For 28 years it has tackled unmet legal needs by providing high volume, high quality advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people in a number of fields, including housing and homelessness, mental health and dementia, asylum seekers and trafficking victims, as well as victims of crimes of violence.   We have a strong Human Rights commitment.

We are also one of the main community legal educators in Scotland.

We employ 56 staff in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Greenock.

Our partners include the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, particularly Glasgow, Edinburgh and Greenock, the European Union and major charitable trusts.   We also have a strong commitment to Legal Aid case work.

The organisation’s legal work is undertaken by the firm of Brown & Co. Legal LLP.

We are recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer to take the organisation forward by continuing to deliver existing services, as well as developing new areas of activity which meet unmet legal needs.

This is a major opportunity for a committed and ambitious individual to make a difference and to continue to build on LSA’s successes.   It will be a challenging and rewarding job.

You do not have to be a lawyer.   You will need to have at least five years’ experience in management and have expertise in funding and income generation, partnership working, change management in complex organisations and the ability to motivate and manage professional staff and volunteers.

The closing date is Friday, 8th September 2017, 5pm.

For an application pack, please email elizabethstewart@lsa.org.uk


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SEMINAR AND LEGAL EDUCATION ORGANISER (Part-Time)
21 hours per week (18 hours seminars and 3 hours library role)

Legal Services Agency Ltd aims to tackle the unmet legal needs of those in disadvantage.  LSA particularly concentrates on preventing homelessness, trafficking victims, asylum, mental health and dementia and social welfare law generally but also deals with other areas of the law.

LSA is also one of Scotland’s legal educators and a source of legal research.  Our Seminar Programme provides a wide ranging number of courses and conferences to solicitors and advisers as well as licenced Trainee CPD tailored to meet the needs of trainees.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills and imagination to assist with our seminar programme.

Candidates must have a Law Degree or similar, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well an enthusiasm for the job.  Experience of organising events would be desirable.

Tasks will include legal research, developing and drafting programmes for events and conferences, liaising with speakers and delegates, email and marketing, as well as office and administration duties.

Email Julie Robertson for application form and further details
at julierobertson@lsa.org.uk (no CV’s)

The post holder will also be in charge of maintaining LSA`s library.  More details will be provided.

Salary – Trainee rate £17,034 (circa) for 21 hours per week (flexible).
Closing date for applications – Thursday 31st August 2017, 5pm.
Interviews - Tuesday 5th September 2017