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Social Welfare Law Paralegal

Role: Social Welfare Law Paralegal

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

Holidays: 33 days plus statutory holidays

Salary: £20,867 plus employer’s pension contribution of 8% and health benefits

Location: Dewsbury but could involve an element of working from home by mutual agreement. The postholder will also be required to work from our Huddersfield office and Halifax outreach centre as well as attending court and occasional other travel as necessary (i.e. attending training, client visits etc)

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre are recruiting for a Social Welfare Law Paralegal to work with our Housing and Community Care (including Court of Protection – Welfare) teams.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual committed to social justice and Legal Aid work. The role will support a small team of solicitors by undertaking legal and administrative tasks .

The post holder will have principal responsibility for triaging new referrals and completing Legal Aid applications as necessary.

The successful candidate must have at least one year’s paid experience as a paralegal, caseworker or other legal support in advice provision/ the legal sector

Priority will be given to candidates who also have experience of working under a Legal Aid contract.

Closing date: Monday 28 June 2021 at NOON

Interview dates (interviews will take place by Zoom): week commencing 5 July 2021

Application forms can be downloaded below. Please do not send CVs or other supporting material as they will not be considered.

If you cannot complete and return this form electronically using Microsoft WORD please print off, complete by hand, and scan or photograph the form and submit this via email. Alternatively you may recreate the form in another format, using the same questions in the same order, and submit this.

We can also provide our address if you wish to send the form by post. We will do everything we can to read all forms submitted but if we cannot access your document it will not be considered.

If you have any queries about this job please email

Please return your application forms to that email address and remember to include the diversity monitoring form.

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We will retain and use the information you provide only for this recruitment process. It is necessary that we hold this information to operate a fair and equitable procedure. We will keep this securely and destroy it after six months unless you have been appointed to a role in which case it will form part of your employment record.