Hanwell Community Library (HCL) is part of a network of libraries which used to be run by Ealing Council. It is supported by a wonderful team of volunteers under the direction of our paid volunteer manager. Our historic Carnegie building is located in the centre of Hanwell, close to the Elizabeth Line and other transport routes.
Our library services are now firmly established and working well. Our next step is for the Library to be develop as a thriving centre for literature, arts and technology, and become a community hub where local people will find information, and advice and interesting activities to enjoy. The job will involve supporting and leading a team of HCL Volunteers and working closely with the local community and partner organisations to ensure that HCL maintains and develops a range of activities and services which fully use the potential of a fantastic Carnegie building, and which are rooted in the needs of local people. Co-located within the building is Ealing Law Centre, HCL’s parent organisation.
We are looking for someone exceptional who can help turn this vision into a reality and head up the next stage of development of Hanwell Community Library (HCL).
The ideal candidate must have:
- the ability to think creatively and solve problems
- networking and communication skills which enable you to build strong working relationships with volunteers, partners, the wider community and potential
- funders and raise the profile of the community library
- good organising abilities – both in terms of managing your own time, and in maintaining a rota of volunteers which ensures that all the Library’s services are properly resourced
- information gathering and presentation skills.
- a commitment to the role of libraries in meeting local needs.
This is an exciting period for HCL and you will be help shape HCL, develop your skills and experience at the same time.
You will be employed by Ealing Law Centre (ELC): which is responsible for delivering Hanwell Community Library. ELC is a well-established local charity at the heart of Ealing’s advice community providing free, high quality legal advice and representation to Ealing residents; in 2018, we got an award for best non-profit legal aid provider in the country. ELC aims to build on the links between advice and library services to develop a thriving community hub as well as an outstanding library.
To apply either download an application form bowl or fill in the online form.
Closing date for applications: Monday 30th October 2023
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We have a vacancy for Social Justice Lawyer – Housing Solicitor (PQE 2 years plus)
Since 2013 Ealing Law Centre has used the law as a tool for social change. Rooted in the community of Ealing, our expert lawyers support vulnerable and disadvantaged people to seek justice. We provide free legal advice and representation, campaign on local issues, train and support other civil society organisations, educate people about the law and their rights, and create systemic change through public legal challenges. We are experts in tackling the problems of everyday life: legal problems that, if unaddressed, can lead to homelessness, destitution, family breakup, detention or deportation. The community in Ealing needs social justice lawyers more than ever. This is an exciting opportunity for a Social Justice Lawyer- Housing Solicitor who wants to work with a team of lawyers dedicated to ensuring that individuals at the margins of our society have meaningful access to legal services.
To apply please complete our online application form and equality diversity forms or download the application pack and submit your form via email.
Closing Date: Applications are welcome, if you would like to discuss this role further please contact HR@ealinglaw.org.uk