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Executive Director

Job description

Southwark Law Centre (SLC) is recruiting a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director will work with the Trustee Board to develop and implement the strategic vision for the Law Centre and oversee its day to day operational management.

SLC offers a specialised referral service for advocacy and advice in complex and difficult cases.  In our last financial year, we helped more than 1300 people across the areas of employment & discrimination, housing & homelessness, immigration & asylum, and welfare rights as well as giving local people a voice in planning issues.  We are proud to be at the forefront of current issues, for instance in our work as part of the Windrush Justice Clinic.

The work of building on our financial sustainability is central to the role of Executive Director.  So too are strong people management skills to support our staff and volunteers.  And critically, we are looking for someone who shares our passion for this vital work, has experience in strategic planning and partnership development, and demonstrates an understanding and commitment to helping those in need.

Job title: Executive Director

Salary: £57,177 - £62,457 p.a.

Location: Our main office is currently based in Peckham and we have a second office, Lewisham Law Centre, which is co-located with Citizens Advice Lewisham in the Leemore Hub.

Agile working: We have adopted an agile working policy enabling staff to work from home for part of the week.

Contract: Permanent / Full time

Benefits: The Law Centre is part of the London Borough of Southwark pension scheme employers contributions are currently 22%


How to apply:

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Nick Shanks at


For an informal and confidential conversation about the position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.


Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 14th June 2024

Interview dates: 3rd, 4th, 11th July 2024


Southwark Law Centre has a commitment to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential key skills and abilities required of the role. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

We encourage applications from people with lived experience of the issues we deal with.


As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.