Airdrie CAB is seeking a Principal Solicitor for innovative endeavour: Lanarkshire Community Law Centre.

Salary: £37,108 - £39,407

Hours: Full time- 35 hours per week

Location: Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau

Contract: Permanent subject to funding

Post Funded by: External Funding secured by Airdrie CAB currently from Scottish Legal Aid Board

Airdrie CAB is looking for a highly motivated solicitor with the drive and enthusiasm to head up Lanarkshire Community Law Centre.

Lanarkshire Community Law Centre was established by Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau in September 2015 to provide qualified legal representation in areas of unmet legal need across North Lanarkshire. The successful candidate holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate and at least 3 years PQE will be experienced in general civil legal assistance and have proven skills as a court practitioner. The successful candidate will provide legal advice and representation to individuals facing homelessness or issues which could lead to homelessness working on North Lanarkshire Community Legal Service Project. Knowledge and experience in debt and diligence, employment law and areas of social welfare law will be an advantage.

The Principal Solicitor is responsible for management of the legal practice ensuring compliance with the Law Society of Scotland’s regulations. The legal practice reports to Airdrie CAB Board of Directors, who are the employer through Airdrie CAB’s Bureau Manager. The Principal Solicitor line manages a team consisting of one qualified legal staff and two administrative support staff. The Principal solicitor will also provide second tier support and training to CABx and partner agencies across North Lanarkshire.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be computer literate. They will have an understanding of the importance of excellent customer care, have good awareness of how rights and advice issues impact on the local community. They will be an excellent team player with a commitment to equality and diversity. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.

Application packs can be requested by email or contacting the Bureau

Email: [email protected]

Address: F.A.O Bureau Manager, Airdrie CAB

14 Anderson Street

Airdrie

ML6 0AA

Telephone: 01236 757326

The closing date is 5pm 21st February 2018

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