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Legal Advisor

  • Full time
  • £28,261
  • Lewis or Uist Bureau
  • Closing 9th June 2023

  • Advertised from 24th May 2023
  • + £2,541 Island Allowance + 6% pension contribution. 35 hours per week. Fixed term to 31 March 2024 Other: Relocation expenses of up to £2,000 payable, we will endeavour to assist with sourcing accommodation if applicable.


Applicants must be a law graduate or have equivalent qualifications, be enthusiastic and socially aware with excellent communication skills. The post requires the ability to provide a dedicated free legal advice service and in-court representation to CAB clients in Stornoway and Lochmaddy Sheriff Courts and to provide support and assistance to CAB clients on a variety of issues, including: benefit appeals, debt, mortgage repossession, rent arrears and eviction, consumer, and employment.

This is a demanding position and good organisational skills are essential, as is experience in advice work and knowledge of computer systems and their applications.

Current full driving licence is desirable with access to a vehicle. The successful applicant will be required to travel throughout the Western Isles.

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Application notes

For further details and information on how to apply, please contact: Lynda MacLean - Operations Manager, Email: Tel: 01870 602421

Or visit to download a recruitment pack

Closing date: 9th June at 5pm

About the employer

The Western Isles Citizens Advice Service is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.

The Western Isles Citizens Advice Service is a local, independent charity which provides free, impartial and confidential advice and information to the whole of the Western Isles through 4 offices - Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra. We deliver support and guidance on a range of topics, giving people the information they require to deal with any situation and improve their lives.