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Development Manager
12 months (with a view to extend)
£24k - £27k (DOE)
North Wales Law Centre
recruitment@nwlcsteering.org.uk
20 days ago
16/05/2022

Development Manager, North Wales Law Centre Steering Group

Location: Flexible – working from home, at the centre’s office in Llandudno Junction, and also includes travelling to other locations across north Wales. 

The opportunity

The North Wales Law Centre Steering Group is recruiting a Development Manager – a critical role that will take the concept and strategy of the Law Centre vision and make it a reality. 

The North Wales Law Centre Steering Group is looking for an applicant who is bright, well-organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated.  

Initially you will work alongside the trustee board to develop the law centre, mapping legal need, and building our partnerships with other local organisations and the community.  

Job purpose

The role provides a unique and exciting opportunity for someone to start the development of a law centre in north Wales, to map legal need, build partnerships and identify locations to deliver advice. The role will be critical in preparing the Law Centre to make successful bids for start-up funding and begin its work in serving the communities of north Wales. 

The role is multi-facetted and requires a range of skills and knowledge. It is a broad job description and there will be flexibility in the way the role develops. You will be a highly-motivated and committed to ensuring that those in need obtain access to legal services. 

Contract terms 

  • Status: 12 months. We hope the job will be made permanent with more funding. 
  • Location: Flexible – working from home, at our office in Llandudno Junction and travelling to other locations across north Wales 
  • Hours: 35 hours 
  • Salary: £24,000 to £27,000 (depending on experience) 
  • Pension: Employer pension contributions of 3% 
  • Leave: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays 

Recruitment timetable 

  • Closing date: 11.59pm on 22 April 2022 
  • Interview date: Week commencing 25 April 2022 (remote interviews)

How to apply 

Please send a CV and covering letter* and equality and diversity monitoring form by email to recruitment@nwlcsteering.org.uk. 

  • For information on the principal duties of this role, to apply, terms and conditions and more, click here to download the recruitment pack in English. 
  • To download the Equalities Monitoring Form in English, click here. 
  • To download the recruitment pack in Welsh, click here.  
  • To download the Equalities Monitoring Form in Welsh, click here. 

*Please structure the covering letters so that you provide answers to the following questions: 

  1. Please describe how your skills, qualities and experiences meet the requirements set out in the Job Description. Where possible, provide examples (which could be from a professional, voluntary or personal context) which demonstrate those skills, qualities and experiences. [500 words max.] 
  2. Why does social welfare law matter? What do you consider to be the most pressing issue or issues facing social welfare law? Why? [250 words max.] 
  3. Explain how you have used, or how you would like to use, community participation and empowerment to bring about positive change. Where possible please relate your answer to previous experience, which could be e.g. work conducted through students’ or community groups, voluntary organisations, paid employment, or research you have conducted. [250 words max.] 

As an organisation, we are committed to social justice and empowerment for all. We recognise the value of diverse perspectives in our work and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds, communities, identities and experiences, including those with lived experience of the types of issues Law Centres seek to address. Let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process by emailing recruitment@nwlcsteering.org.uk.

About the North Wales Law Centre Steering Group 

We are a group of individuals who have come together to establish a Law Centre in north Wales. We know that there is substantial unmet need for legal advice and representation in the region, with many people effectively priced out of being able to understand and enforce their legal rights. We know that a Law Centre, staffed by qualified lawyers specialising in areas such as housing, immigration and domestic abuse and working alongside other advice and support organisations, will have a significant impact in tackling this problem. As a Law Centre, we would be part of a national network (the Law Centres Network), working with similar organisations across Wales and England using the law as a means to further social justice. 

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered number 1197787) led by our trustees, who bring a wealth of professional and personal experience to the project. Our offices are at Heulwen, Glyn-y-Marl Road, Llandudno Junction LL31 9NS. We are excited to work with the postholder to realise our vision for legal services in north Wales: led by community and driven by social justice.      

About Law Centres Network (LCN) 

Law Centres are not-for-profit legal practices using the law as a tool for change: to make the UK a just and equal society. They help those in greatest need with high-quality legal assistance to protect their homes, lives and livelihoods. The Law Centres Network (LCN) is their membership body, leading and supporting member Law Centres across the country. 

LCN is supporting the North Wales Law Centre Steering Group. The postholder will be employed by LCN, and will be line managed by and report to the North Wales Law Centre Steering Group’s Board of Trustees.