Job Title: Legal Adviser
Contract: Fixed Term (until December 2021)
Hours: 35 hours a week (7 hour shifts between 8am and 6pm with 1 hour lunch break)
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Location: Colchester (Town Centre)
Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.
Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.
About Specific Entity
Coram Children’s Legal Centre, part of the Coram group of charities, is dedicated to promoting the rights and welfare of children and young people through legal advice, information and practice. Staffed by lawyers and professionals with experience in child law, the Centre provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as international consultancy on child law and children’s rights.
Coram Children’s Legal Centre has been operating as a specialist children’s legal service from its bases in Colchester and London for thirty years and became part of the Coram group in 2011.
The Child Law Advice Service is a digital first, Family Support Service, funded by The Department for Education. The service aims to provide legal information and advice to parents, carers and young people each year. This is provided via a range of mediums including free downloadable resources on our website, and one to one legal advice with a legally trained specialist via the telephone.
About the Role
Your primary role will be to advise parents, carers and young people who are experiencing difficulties accessing legal advice and representation in the areas of Family, Child and Education law. You will join a team of experienced legal advisors responsible for providing legal advice via our low cost telephone helpline and email advice service.
You will be deployed as a Legal Advisor answering the calls and emails that come through the telephone system. You will be providing legal advice to callers to the service, and signpost to the website if this is necessary.
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 2nd August 2021
Interview Date: TBC
Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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