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Legal Advisor


Full time, 35 hours per week including 1 hour unpaid lunch break. Shifts are 7 hours per day, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm.

Fixed term until 30th September 2018

Based at Riverside Office Centre, Century House North, North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RE

The Child Law Advice Service is a digital first service, funded by The Department for Education. The service aims to provide legal information and advice to parents, carers and young people each year. This is provided via a range of mediums including free downloadable resources on our website, and one to one legal advice with a legally trained specialist via the advice line or via email.

Your primary role will be to advise parents, carers and young people who are experiencing difficulties accessing legal advice and representation in the areas of Family, Child and Education law. You will join a team of experienced legal advisors responsible for providing legal advice via our low cost telephone helpline.

The successful applicant will hold a law degree, or relevant qualification in Child, Family or Education Law and ideally have experience of providing advice in a relevant field of law.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the role, please contact Gemma Smith at

For further information please view the job description Job Description

To apply please complete:

Application Form

Criminal Records Declaration Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

Please return completed forms by email to 

or by post to Gemma Smith, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Riverside Office Centre, Century House North, North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RE

Due to limited resources, we will only be able to contact you if you have been short listed for interview.

Closing date: Friday 29th June 2018

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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