News & Events

Recruitment for an Advocate (Care Act 2014)

Due to maternity leave we are recruiting a temporary Advocate to join our Social Worker on the Opportunity and Change project funded by The European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.  The post holder will help individuals with multiple and complex  needs access care packages.

Applicants must have knowledge of the Care Act 2014 including Personal Budgets plus have a strong commitment to enablement and empowerment.

#TakeYourMPToWorkDay

As part of the campaign initiated by the Young Legal Aid Lawyers, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins joined Lisa on our housing duty scheme at Chesterfield County Court last week.

Toby saw first hand how vital the free advice and representation we provide to those facing eviction from their rented and mortgaged homes.

Our duty scheme is not only important in terms of the provision of specialist legal representation but also for providing emotional support for clients at a stressful time.

Recruiting for a Housing Caseworker

A position as become available for a specialist housing caseworker with experience in homelessness, defending possession proceedings, and disrepair.

Please see the documents below for further details and fill out your application form and get it to us by Tuesday 20th August at 4:30pm.

Advert Housing Caseworker

Derbyshire Law Centre shortlisted for TWO prestigious national legal awards

Staff and volunteers at Derbyshire Law Centre are thrilled to learn that we have been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019 in the Access to Justice category. Law Centre solicitor Lisa Haythorne has also been shortlisted for the In-house Solicitor of the Year award.

“I am so delighted to have been shortlisted for the Solicitor of the Year – In-house award” said Lisa Haythorne, previously also one of 3 finalists for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award, Social Welfare category, earlier this year. “It’s lovely to be nominated by my colleagues for the recognition of the work I do”.

Recruitment for a Paralegal – Employment, Debt and Immigration

Following the success of our first Paralegal we are now recruiting a Paralegal to support our Employment, Debt and Immigration Teams.  Due to the three specialisms the work will be varied.  Applicants ideally should have good knowledge of at least one of the specialisms and a willingness to develop their knowledge in the other areas of law.

Experience of working in a professional client facing service is essential as is the ability to relate to a wide range of clients, including managing their expectations.

Recruitment for a Paralegal – Housing

Following the success of our first generic Paralegal we are now recruiting a dedicated Paralegal within our Housing Team.

Experience of working in a professional client facing service is essential as is the ability to relate to a wide range of clients, including managing their expectations.

The closing date and time for all applications is  Sunday 7th July 2019.

Support Worker/Personal Navigator Financial Inclusion

Due to unforeseen circumstance we are having to re-advertise a post for a Support Worker – Personal Navigator (Financial Inclusion).

A position has become available for specialist worker to provide non-legal support to financially excluded individuals across North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.  The ability to relate to a wide range of clients and manage their expectations is essential. Experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs is essential.

Small Firm of the Year!

On Friday 26th April, we attended the Derby and District Law Society Annual Dinner which was a brilliant event again this year.

The evening was topped off with being named as Small Firm of the Year 2019! We are extremely grateful and thank President Ben Lawson and the DDLS Committee for the award!

Personal Navigator (Financial Inclusion)

A position has become available for specialist worker to provide non-legal support to financially excluded individuals across North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.  The ability to relate to a wide range of clients and manage their expectations is essential. Experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs is essential.

The closing date and time for all applications is  4:30pm Tuesday 9th April 2019.

Homelessness Prevention Worker vacancies

Two positions have become available for specialist workers to work with people who are facing homelessness who require support to sustain their private tenancies. The ability to relate to a wide range of clients and manage their expectations is essential. Experience of housing and debt work is desirable.

Please note: Each position has different catchment areas. Please ensure that you state the area that you are interested in covering on your application.