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The Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage individuals who are passionate about upholding the rights of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society to come and work for us.

Current Vacancies:

Social Welfare Law Paralegals Vacancy x 2

North East Law Centre (NELC) is urgently looking to recruit two Social Welfare Law (SWL) paralegals to support the work of the Centre.  The Law Centre has a varied portfolio of work with some unique and exciting projects to suit , and the postholders will be expected to provide efficient and effective legal advice, assistance and representation for clients, maintaining the highest standards of professional expertise and client care at all times. They can expect to assist solicitors and advisers running a caseload consisting of welfare benefits, education, family, employment and immigration casework and to carry out their own casework under supervision. They will be accessible to their clients and to maintain regular and appropriate contact with them.  They will also be expected to deal effectively and considerately with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

This position is ideally suitable for someone seeking experience in the full spectrum of specialist advice provision within the charitable sector. The Law Centre periodically offers training contracts to suitable candidates via a competitive process.   

The postholders will be required to support all our funded projects that provide free advice sessions to people on low income. They will also be required to provide training and workshops, as well as second tier advice to partner organisations and professional bodies.

Salary: Up to £25k (depending on experience)

Location: Newcastle and the North East, but we are open to exploring hybrid working with candidates outside the North East. 

Term: Permanent 

Full time: 37hrs pw

If you wish to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Michael Fawole in confidence on 07845127473  or via email

If you wish to apply, please visit download and complete the following application pack.

SWL Paralegal Recruitment pack - July 22f.docx

Please return completed applications forms to:  

  • Closing date for applications – 12th August 2022 at 5pm.
  • Interviews likely to be held during week commencing 22nd August 2022.

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