Published: 21st June 2022 Deadline: 11.59pm on Friday 15 July 2022 Will you join our award-winning and thriving team? We are looking for a capable and ambitious paralegal to join our casework team. The Casework Paralegal (Legal Aid) is a new role providing administrative and legal support to PLP’s casework team and contributing to legal aid policy work. On a day-to-day basis, the role will support the work of the Lead Lawyer with responsibility for our Legal Aid Strategic Priority (‘An effective and accessible legal aid scheme’) and the solicitors line managed by that Lead Lawyer. The role will primarily support the development of strategic casework and policy work around access to civil legal aid. There may also be opportunities to develop experience of public law casework in other areas. PLP is considering launching a pilot project aimed at helping members of the public to access legal aid. The Casework Paralegal (Legal Aid) would be an instrumental part of that project, responding to enquiries from members of the public, assessing and advising on eligibility for legal aid (with support) and helping to identify issues that could be the subject of public law challenges. We invite applications from anyone who meets the job description, but the role is suited to candidates who have completed the Legal Practice Course, aspire to a career as a solicitor in the publicly funded sector and who can demonstrate experience of working with vulnerable individuals. Experience of conducting means assessments for legal aid cases and/or policy work on civil legal aid will be particularly valued in applications for this role. The role is an opportunity to gain real casework experience within a team of lawyers who have solid experience of running judicial reviews and a proven ability to develop cases and ideas independently. Download the information pack / in large print Download the application form / in large print Download the Equal Opportunities Form / in large print PLP is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We value diversity and we seek to increase it within the organisation. We would therefore welcome and encourage applications from people with lived experience of systemic unfairness and social disadvantage, including going through the UK immigration system, and from racialised and minoritised communities. As part of our commitment to recruit fairly we use anonymised-selection processes until interview, offer additional interview opportunities to the highest-scoring candidates from under-represented communities, and use ‘tie-breaker’ provisions at all stages of our selection process.