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Salary:  £46,424 - £54,434 pa (dependent upon experience) plus pension contribution
Contract:  35 hours per week
Location:  Glasgow

Closing date:  10th June 2022 at 5pm
Interviews:  28th and 30th June 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Legal Services Agency (LSA) for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the incorporated Partnership currently operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP (NB the name of the LLP is currently under review and will be changing later this year).

We are seeking an experienced civil practitioner holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate, knowledgeable in areas of social welfare law and with a keen interest in public law and judicial remedies.

LSA is one of Scotland’s largest Law Centres, established in 1989. It is a charity and a company limited by guarantee.  It employs the solicitors’ firm of Brown & Co. Legal LLP to undertake its legal work.  The LLP is accountable to the Board of LSA for the provision of that service. 

The successful candidate will share responsibilities and duties with the other Partners: to contribute and play a key role in the leadership and management of the LLP and Legal Services Agency; to maintain and support the relationship between the LLP and Legal Services Agency and to represent the LLP and Legal Services Agency externally as required.

Through its solicitors and other staff, LSA has a 30-year legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination.   LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law.  LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.  

We provide high-quality legal advice, assistance and representation in areas of housing law, preventing homelessness, mental health, discrimination, welfare benefits and social security, community care, criminal injuries compensation and employment law.

The work is rewarding, and the expertise of the service is highly regarded and nationally recognised.  The position offers considerable scope and opportunity for personal and long-term professional development.

We offer generous annual leave and public holiday entitlements; pension contribution and salary sacrifice schemes and are happy to discuss flexible working. We are currently trialling hybrid working with a view of potential implementation of this as part of our future working pattern.

About you

You will be a highly motivated and resilient individual who welcomes challenges.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead, motivate and manage staff in an inclusive, empowering and supportive manner. You will be an effective communicator and be able to demonstrate planning and implementation skills. 

You will have at least three years’ post qualifying experience of handling your own caseload and be accustomed to dealing with a diverse range of clients. You should have a strong track record in civil litigation, experience of legal aid with excellent fee consciousness and an eagerness to tackling the unmet legal needs of those in disadvantage.  You will show an understanding of the importance of collaboration and partnership working.  Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous. 

Application process:

Please submit your CV with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification stating why this post is of interest to you to:  recruitment@lsa.org.uk.

Please include details of your current salary, notice period and a note of two referees one of which should be your most recent employer.  For equality purposes, please do not include your full name on either the covering letter or CV, only in your email.  The personal information in your email will not be made available to the selection panel.

Please indicate whether you are eligible to work in the UK and if you require a work permit/visa to work in the UK. 

Please also indicate if you have you any convictions (other than spent convictions) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  If yes, please give details.   

Legal Services Agency is an equal opportunities employer.

Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity no SC017160 and a company limited by guarantee, registered no. SC123919.

Job Description - Partner 2022

Partner Person Specification 2022

Equal Opportunities Form (2021)

Salary:  £17,642 to £20,976 p.a., SP 10-18 (dependent upon experience) plus pension contribution
Contract:  35 hours per week
Location:  Glasgow

Closing date:  10th June 2022 at 5pm
Interviews:  To be confirmed

Legal Services Agency (LSA) are seeking an experienced administrator to join their professional and friendly secretarial team.  

LSA is one of Scotland’s largest Law Centres.  Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a 30-year legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination.   LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law.  LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.  

We provide high-quality legal advice, assistance and representation in areas of housing law, preventing homelessness, mental health, discrimination, welfare benefits and social security, community care, criminal injuries compensation and employment law.

The work is rewarding, and the expertise of the Service is highly regarded and nationally recognised.  The post offers scope to develop your skills through LSA’s in-house training seminars.

About you

You will have excellent typing speeds and accuracy and be able to work to tight timescales.   You will have experience in providing high quality telephone and reception client service.  You will be able to deal with a range of clients as the first point of contact for the organisation.  You will be a team player and will be flexible in taking on a variety of tasks.

Application process:

Please submit your CV with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification stating why this post is of interest to you to:  julierobertson@lsa.org.uk

Please include details of your current salary, notice period and a note of two referees one of which should be your most recent employer.   For equality purposes, please do not include your full name on either the covering letter or CV, only in your email.  The personal information in your email will not be made available to the selection panel.

Please also complete and return the Equality and Diversity Questionnaire.   This information is used purely for statistical purposes and will have no bearing on your application.

Please indicate whether you are eligible to work in the UK and if you require a work permit/visa to work in the UK. 

Please also indicate if you have you any convictions (other than spent convictions) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.   If yes, please give details.  

Legal Services Agency is an equal opportunities employer.

Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity no SC017160 and a company limited by guarantee, registered no. SC123919.

Job Description - Administrative Officer

Equal Opportunities Form (2021)

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