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Legal Officer

£36,917 - £40,803 per annum

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this. We use our understanding of what causes poverty and the impact it has on children’s lives to campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty – for good. 

We are looking for an ambitious and committed lawyer to lead our high profile test case work. We represent claimants in the Upper Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and the Legal Officer is expected to run those cases, appoint and liaise with Counsel and oversee the associated legal aid applications in addition to ensuring the successful delivery of our public law legal aid contract. 

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister with at least three years’ post-qualification experience in public law and a commitment to human rights and social justice. Knowledge of social security law is also desirable, though not essential. 

For further information about recent and current test cases, visit the test case section of our website - www.cpag.org.uk/test-cases/about 

If you have any questions concerning the role, please contact the current legal officer, Carla Clarke, on cclarke@cpag.org.uk. Please do not call. 

For more information, download the job pack

To apply, please send your application and monitoring form by email, to office@cpag.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on 12 June 2017.

Interviews will be held on 20 June 2017.


WELFARE RIGHTS ADVISER – EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

£31,761 – £35,104 (full time)

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this. We use our understanding of what causes poverty and the impact it has on children’s lives to campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty – for good. We provide training, advice and information to make sure hard-up families get the financial support they need. We also carry out high profile legal work to establish and protect families’ rights.

We’re seeking a welfare rights adviser to take forward our new early warning system project to ensure the experiences and voices of families with children are heard by policymakers and to propose policy and practice solutions which can help prevent families falling into hardship. You will have expert understanding of welfare rights and excellent communications skills to develop partnerships with external advice workers and to disseminate project findings. The ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines is also essential.

For more information about this post, download the job pack.

To apply, please send your application and monitoring form by email, to office@cpag.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12pm at 31 May 2017

Interviews: 13 June 2017


FREELANCE TRAINERS AND WELFARE RIGHTS ADVISERS: ADVICE LINE

Training

We are looking for freelance trainers to develop and deliver training on welfare benefits and tax credits issues at basic, introductory, standard and experienced levels for CPAG (UK) in London and Glasgow. 

You will need to have a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the benefits and tax credits systems, substantial experience of welfare rights advice work, including working from legislation and case law, experience of developing and delivering training at the appropriate level for frontline staff or advisers and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Advice line

We are looking for welfare rights advisers to work on a freelance basis on our advice lines: CPAG (UK) in both London and Glasgow. You will deliver benefits advice on a sessional basis on our phone and email advice line to frontline advisers and support workers. 

You will need to have a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the benefits and tax credits systems, substantial experience of welfare rights advice work, including working from legislation and case law, the ability to provide second-tier advice work and excellent written and oral communication skills.

For more information, download the freelancer pack.

Applications are welcome from trainers and advisers across the UK.

To apply, please send your application and monitoring form by email, to office@cpag.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 9 June 2017

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