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Recruitment – Housing Caseworker

Due to new project funding, a vacancy has arisen for an experienced housing caseworker to join the active and experienced team at Derbyshire Law Centre.  We are looking for someone who can preferably start immediately and the post will be for a fixed-term period, 2 years from start date.

The post will consist of 2 different roles.  Part of the role will be working in conjunction with funding local authorities to work on disrepair cases. The postholder will work to encourage local authority tenants to report repairs through the Law centre and make any relevant damages claims through the Law centre. There will be development work publicising the legal advice that we can offer to tenants and taking on disrepair claims against landlords including injunctions and claims for damages.  The other part of the role will be working on a new project funded by The Lloyds Bank Foundation to support residents in the Bolsover district who are experiencing homelessness and housing difficulties.

Together with advice agencies, we have made a huge difference!

With  funding from Community Justice Fund that we have received during the pandemic, we have indeed made a huge difference to people’s lives in Derbyshire. Together, we have supported 483,000 clients a year and helped the Treasury to save £8000 per person assisted. This equates to a net benefit to the public purse of £4billion per year!

Recruitment of Specialist Employment Caseworker

We are looking for a specialist employment caseworker to join the friendly and experienced team at Derbyshire Law Centre.  The role would suit someone with experience, but if you are enthusiastic about employment law and have some experience of advice-giving in a legal context we would be pleased to consider your application and can provide training.  We are looking for someone who can start immediately and the post will be for a fixed-term period of 12 months from commencement of contract.

Our Solicitor is on Bolsover TV!

Thanks to Bolsover District Council, they have invited Derbyshire Law Centre to take part in Bolsover TV.
Lisa Haythorne, a Housing Solicitor, has kindly accepted their invitation to talk about how the pandemic has affected our clients in struggling to pay their rent or mortgage and what we have been doing to help them stay in their own homes.

Watch the video – Lisa Haythorne is on at three minutes in.

We are so proud to be part of Money Sorted Partnership!

Money Sorted Partnership has undertaken its fourth yearly evaluation on how well this project is doing and how it meets the needs of those requiring one-to-one budgeting support. Click Money Sorted in D2N2 Y4 Evaluation Report to read more about the Partnership’s learning and its progression during the year.  If you’re short on time to read the report, here is the summary: Money Sorted in D2N2 Y4 Evaluation Summary

Recruitment of Employment Caseworker

Due to the current and expected demand for employment advice, a vacancy has arisen for a specialist employment caseworker to join the active and experienced team at Derbyshire Law Centre.  We are looking for someone who can preferably start immediately and the post will be for a fixed-term period of 12 months from commencement of contract.

Applicants should have experience of supervised case work, ideally with a focus on employment and/or discrimination law. They should be able to run their own caseload and have the ability to negotiate settlements out of court and undertake advocacy in the Employment Tribunal.

Just in time – the Evaluation report

We are proud to present you with the Just in Time’s Evaluation report. The evaluation report highlights the difference that Just in Time have made for employees with long term health problems and their referring agencies such as Ingeus, Occupational Health and GPs.

Haven’t we done well! Over £500.00 raised!

Our Legal Walkers have exceeded their fundraising target of £300.00 after having completed a sponsored Legal walk last Thursday in Sheffield. The funds will go to Access to Justice Foundation that distributes funds to improve people’s access to social justice.

If you would like to sponsor us, please go to: