Job Title: Legal Aid Billing Paralegal

Salary: Up to £23,614

Hours: Full-time

Duration: 12 months fixed-term contract

Location: Coventry Office (On-site)


About this role

Central England Law Centre operates busy offices in Coventry and Birmingham from which we provide support to clients seeking support for legal issues ranging from immigration and housing through to employment and health and social care.

This fixed-term role is a pivotal one in supporting our existing billing team, solicitors and caseworkers in the timely and accurate submission of closed client files to the Legal Aid Agency.

The successful candidate will be a natural problem solver, willing and able to work on their own initiative as they collate all the information required to successfully gain financial reimbursement from the Legal Aid Agency. Consistently high levels of attention to detail are a must, as is the ability to work with a wide cross-section of people across the Law Centre.

This is a great entry-level role for somebody with an interest in developing their skills as a cost draftsperson. It is important to understand that this role is an internally-facing one focused on providing a high quality of service to Law Centre staff.  This role does not involve direct client contact.


The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory references and a basic DBS check.


What we can offer you:

You will be joining a respected and dedicated team who care for each other as well as the people we work with.

“My motivation comes from knowing that the Law Centre positively impacts people's every day lives and that everyone who works here wants to keep on doing exactly that.”

Our people are at the heart of what we do. That’s why we are committed to promoting a supportive, inclusive and flexible working environment in which:  

  • All staff are provided with opportunities for training and development; 
  • Staff are included in the development of organisational strategy; 
  • We operate policies that support a healthy and inclusive work-life balance, including:
    • 37-hour working week;
    • Flexible working hours and a hybrid working arrangement;
    • 28 days holiday (rising by 1 day per year of service to 35 days after 5 years of service) plus 8 statutory days;
    • Pension scheme membership;
    • Access to an employee assistance programme;  

We invite interested candidates to download our Recruitment Pack for this role below  

To submit your application, please complete the Legal Aid Billing Paralegal Form

Closing date: 12pm on the 18th April 2024.

Interviews will be held in week commencing: 22nd or 29th April 2024.

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