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UCL iLAC Paralegal

Faculty of Laws

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £29,802 - £34,867 per annum
  • REF: 1881216
  • Closes: 17th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) at UCL Faculty of Laws aims to provide significant benefit to, and strengthen links between, the local community, UCL students and the professions. Importantly, the Centre combines the unique advantages of clinical legal education (CLE) with the provision of pro bono legal advice to vulnerable communities.

In January 2016, the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) launched its own legal advice clinic, the UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC), working with students to deliver advice across a broad spectrum of social welfare issues as well as specialist casework services in welfare benefits, housing, community care, and education law. In 2018, UCL iLAC was awarded a legal aid contract in the categories of housing and community care law.

The CAJ is looking for a paralegal to assist with casework, new client triage and general administrative duties at UCL iLAC in Stratford.

Please note that this role is available as a maternity cover until 31 August 2022.

Key Requirements

At least a 2.1 degree in law or equivalent qualification and experience in a client-facing role.

The post holder is expected to have excellent organisational skills, the ability to work independently and balance competing deadlines and demands. They are also expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, good client handling skills and the ability to maintain case files and use and comply with case management systems. Please note that that the successful candidate will be asked to undertake a basic DBS check.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For further details about the application process please contact lawshr@ucl.ac.uk.

If you wish to have a discussion about the role, please contact Rachel Knowles r.knowles@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

17 Jan 2022

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Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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