Advice to Families Caseworker

Organisation: Central England Law Centre
37 hours per week
Salary negotiable up to £26,432 based on experience
Location: Coventry
Deadline: 27 March, 2017

Central England Law Centre is the UK’s largest Law Centre, with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in its legal practice. Following the opening of an office in Birmingham in late 2013, Coventry Law Centre agreed a change to its name to create Central England Law Centre, comprising two ‘operating organisations’: Coventry Law Centre, whose activities focus on Coventry and Warwickshire, and Birmingham Community Law Centre, whose activities focus on Birmingham.

Our Advice for Families Service works alongside Coventry’s Children’s Services team. We work with families in their homes and use our legal expertise to resolve underlying problems that impact on the family’s ability to thrive. This is often about their benefits claim, or debt, but may also involve housing, community care or family issues. As the caseworker, your approach will be to use your own expertise and to co-ordinate input from other teams in the Law Centre; but the role is not simply about solving problems for the families, but working over a longer period to build their capacity to cope independently with day to day management of some of these issues. Our aim is to make families stronger and more capable – but we encourage them to keep the connection with us and make sure they know they can ask for help if things start to go wrong again – before they reach a crisis.

This post is based at our Coventry Office. You will work in our established and well respected debt advice team. Join a team that is trying to make a difference.

This post is based at CELC’s main office, which is in Coventry city centre, 5 minutes from the railway station, and our terms and conditions include a 37 hour week, 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory days, and pension scheme membership.

For an application pack please email Applications may be submitted by post or by email to