Do you have detailed knowledge of discrimination law and experience in the Civil Courts?

Are you an authorised Litigator with a current practicing certificate?

Do you aspire to make a real difference to society through your work?

If you can answer yes to all of the above, this position could be your pathway to achieving your career goals!

Citizens Advice Gateshead is an independent charity and an affiliated member of the national Citizens Advice network. Our vision is for a fair society for all, with lives well lived.  Our mission is to mobilise knowledge so the system works, it works for everyone, and it powers the changes we need to be an equal and inclusive society. To achieve this we deliver services locally to almost 13,000 people a year, and support over 400,000 people nationally through digital advice and information services, including the discrimination advice service.

The role

The Discrimination Law Supervisor will supervise our busy Civil Legal Advice Discrimination team, whose role is to use the law to undo the consequence of unfair treatment on grounds of race, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability. Key responsibilities will be to assure a high quality of advice and casework, ensuring that clients are given the best possible opportunity to understand their rights and responsibilities, and that the merits of potential claims are effectively evaluated, enabling clients affected by discrimination to have their cases progressed to litigation.

Skills and experience

The Discrimination Law Supervisor will need to meet the Legal Aid Agency Supervisor Standard, will be an authorised litigator with a current practicing certificate and, above all, have a passion for this area of law. We are looking for someone who will share our core values and who has the desire to provide high quality advice and great customer service.

The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge of Discrimination Law with experience of progressing cases to ligitation and will have experience of working with the Legal Aid Agency.  We are looking for an effective communicator who can interpret information and explain it to others, as well as having a track record of excellent customer service and producing high quality work - experience of operating within a Specialist Quality Mark framework would also be an advantage. A reasonable level of IT literacy is also required.

What you can expect

The Discrimination Law Specialist will join a charity with strong social values and a clear vision that is innovative and forward thinking. As well as your primary function you will also be involved in a range of organisational development and fundraising initiatives so we can achieve our goal of being an enduring and dynamic charity that never stands still until we have a fair society for all, with lives well lived.

 

How to apply                      

Please email Jill Beat for a job description at: [email protected]

Hours of Work                    

37 hours/week Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours working

Holidays                             

20 days plus Bank Holidays

Salary                                 

£30,000 pa

Closing date                       

17:00 on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Interviews will be held     

Tuesday 28th May 2019

 

Citizens Advice Gateshead strives to be an equal opportunities employer

We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.