Join our team and be part of a cutting edge team using the law to fight social exclusion in society.

We are proud of our excellent local and national reputation. We achieve outstanding results for clients and our community. The commitment, dedication and hard work of our staff and volunteers make this possible.

As well as employing lawyers who specialise in social welfare law, we also employ caseworkers, para legals, project coordinators and support staff. We work together to deliver high quality services. We currently employ 62 people on a full and part time basis across our two offices in Birmingham and Coventry.

The work we do is challenging, our clients are vulnerable and need considerable support. We are a fun and supportive team that welcome the diverse contributions of each individual. 

We provide comprehensive opportunities for training and development, involve staff in the development of organisational strategy, operate policies that support a work-life balance and a working environment that meets the needs of all employees.

See our current paid vacancies below or find out about opportunities as they become available follow us on Twitter @covlaw

To obtain an application pack or discuss a vacancy in more details please contact [email protected] or telephone 02476 223053.

Volunteer

Trustee Position Available - Unpaid

We are seeking three new trustees to join our high-calibre Board and executive team in governing the organisation and leading our strategy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an award-winning organisation which leaves no stone unturned in the quest for social justice for society’s most disadvantaged people.

You will be joining an experienced Board of Trustees from a wealth of backgrounds, all with a shared interest in access to justice.

Ideal candidates will bring skills in finance and/or local knowledge of Birmingham and have experience of playing a strategic leadership role in a complex organisation contributing to non-executive governance.

You may not have been a Trustee before. If that is the case we support all our Trustees to develop with a full induction programme and bespoke training and ongoing support.

The Law Centre takes every opportunity to provide services to meet community need and to fill the gaps left by the cuts to legal aid and other funding. We have taken a decision not to charge for our services and have attracted a wide range of funding whilst remaining true to our fundamental principles. Apparent disasters like the closure of the former Birmingham Law Centre, have been turned into opportunities, and Britain’s second city now benefits from the new Birmingham Community Law Centre thanks to the Central England Law Centre team.

Strong governance, finance expertise and local knowledge is essential for our mission, we believe that our strategy and reach can be developed and expanded even further with the right guidance.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact our CEO  [email protected]

Come join the team!

Further information 

CELC Trustee vacancy background information

CELC Trustee role and person outline