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Justice First Fellow / Trainee Solicitor (London)

35 hours per week


CPAG is looking for an exceptional individual committed to using the law to secure social justice to join our legal cases team.  Working alongside our solicitor and within our wider welfare rights team, you will be engaged in cutting edge strategic litigation to ensure that the rights of social security claimants are fully respected in law and in practice.

Read more information and apply for this post on the Legal Education Foundation website.

Applications now open: apply here

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2018
Interviews: November/December 2018
Training placement commences: January 2019


Judicial Review Project Worker (London)

35 hours per week

£36,917 – £38,860

CPAG is looking for a talented and experienced Welfare Rights Adviser or someone legally qualified with knowledge of social security and tax credit legislation to provide high quality advice and consultancy to advisers and frontline staff on Judicial Review issues including drafting pre-action letters, application and taking on cases where appropriate. You will need substantial experience of engaging in the pre-action protocol for judicial review, including drafting letters before action.

Working as part of CPAG’s Advice and Rights team, you will be responsible for actively promoting the Judicial Review Project to welfare benefit advisers, and to organisations who provide benefits advice, particularly those who may not traditionally be linked to the advice sector. You will contribute to the broader work of the Advice and Rights Team and will ensure that the experiences of the project contribute to the policy and campaigns work of CPAG. You will need excellent written communications skills and the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.

This fixed term post is being funded for one year by The Legal Education Foundation.

If you'd like an informal discussion about an application for this post please email CPAG's solicitor, Carla Clarke at

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For more information download the job pack.

Closing date for applications: 12noon, Monday 17 September 2018

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25 September 2018


UK Project and Partnerships Development Manager (Cost of the School Day)

35 hours per week

£36,917 - £40,803

Fixed term contract for 7 months

"Children who are unable to participate in the same activities as their peers will very often not feel included and this can have a negative impact on health and wellbeing. The key is finding possible solutions to ensure all children have the same opportunities." (Primary teacher)

Child Poverty Action Group aims to prevent and end child poverty by providing evidence-based solutions to policy-makers, and accurate information and advice so families can access the support they need.  We are now in the fourth year of our Cost of the School Day Project, working to address financial barriers at school for families, children and young people. So far we have reached over 6,000 school children in more than 20 schools in Scotland. We are now planning to build on this success and expand the project in Scotland and to the rest of the UK.

We are seeking a highly-skilled project and partnerships development specialist to work with us for 7 months to develop a project plan to secure the funding to achieve our ambitions. As well as an understanding of poverty in the UK and its impact on education, you will have experience of engaging partners, building alliances, developing delivery plans and pulling all this together into a compelling proposition to secure funding.

In return you will have the opportunity to be part of a supportive team delivering innovative solutions to child poverty across the UK.

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

For further information download the job pack.
Closing date for applications is 5pm, 02 October 2018

Interviews will be held on 10 October 2018 


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