Advocate is an equal opportunities employer. Please include a separate Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your Application  Form.

 

Vacancies

 

Digital Project Manager

We are looking for an exceptional, committed, Digital Project Manager to work with us on a part time basis for six months to finalise a significant digital transformation. Previous experience delivering complex technical projects with multiple stakeholders is a must as you help us deliver a substantive shift in the way we work. You will report to the Joint Chief Operating Officers and work closely with the dedicated and friendly Advocate team.

This role is a part-time contract role for six months. You are expected to work 21 hours per week (excluding lunch break). 

For the job description, person specification and application form please click here. For a copy of the Equal Opportunities Form, see above.

Closing date: As soon as we find an outstanding candidate

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum FTE

 

Communications Manager (part time)

We are a small charity with national reach looking for the right person to help us grow our voice and influence in a range of ways. You will have expertise in a number of areas of communications activity, and will be looking for the next challenge, or a return to work. We can be flexible in terms of hours and days. You will be joining a high performing and motivated team in a brand new role, giving you the chance to shape our communications content and activity. The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who is keen to lead a range of communications & marketing activities, which make a genuine difference to many people’s lives.

Top quality communication skills are a must, alongside experience with press, marketing and social media. You will liaise with barristers, sponsors, members of the public and a wide variety of stakeholders on a daily basis. You will report to the Joint COO & Head of Fundraising and Communications and work closely alongside our dedicated and friendly team, and our panel of almost 4,000 volunteer barristers.

 

This is a part-time role, on a 12 month contract, which may be extended.

For the job description, person specification and application form please click here. For a copy of the Equal Opportunities Form, see above.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 25 August 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 28/Thursday 29 August 2019

Salary: £26,500 - £31,000 (FTE) per annum plus generous pension

 

Office Volunteering

 

Academic Year Casework Volunteers

30 September 2019 – 31 January 2020

Advocate is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Academic Year Casework Volunteers in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London. The Casework Volunteer position is for one day a week from 30 September 2019 to 31 January 2020.

This Casework Volunteer position is a fantastic opportunity to obtain unique exposure to the Bar as a profession and to a wide range of areas of law. You will also learn a great deal about the needs of litigants in person.

You will have an interest in law and be motivated to help those who cannot afford legal assistance.  As a key part of our team you will possess strong inter-personal skills and be ready to adapt to the changing need of the casework team.  

You will assist Caseworkers one day per week with the following tasks:

  • Taking telephone calls from the public and providing updates to existing applicants
  • Completing case reports
  • Drafting case summaries, using the case papers provided by individuals who need legal assistance; these case summaries are then used by experienced barristers when reviewing the file
  • Administrative support

 

Closing date:            9pm Monday 26th August 2019 

Interviews:               Week Commencing 9th September

Training:                    Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th September 2019. 

Start Date:                Week Commencing 30th September

 

Requirements

You must have completed at least one year of law-related study or law-related work. Voluntary sector and office experience is preferred but not essential.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at our office w/c 9th September 2019.   If you are selected you must be available to attend a training session on either Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th September 2019.

Application is by way of an application form; CVs and covering letters will not be accepted.   

 

 

Previous volunteer’s feedback:

"I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in pursuing a legal career to try and spend some time with Advocate. It helps you hone crucial skills such as succinctly summarising the key facts of a case and identifying the relevant legal issues, something that should stand you in good stead for any pupillage or training contract interviews. The staff are all wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and whilst a key benefit is the range of areas you will experience (anything from Defamation to Child Protection). Ultimately you are doing genuinely important work that makes a material difference to people's lives."

       

Application Pack

 

To apply please send the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to Bryony  at bwells@weareadvocate.org.uk by 9pm  on Monday 26th August 2019.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Please read all the information before applying.  

 

As a small charity with limited staff and resources we are not able to provide feedback or discuss the volunteering positions with you.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

 

There are no available vacancies at this time.

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The Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Academic Year Casework Interns in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London. The internship is for the seven month period from week commencing 24th October through to 2nd June 2017 for one day a week. - See more at: http://www.barprobono.org.uk/academic-internship-2016.html#sthash.XxBXFwTi.dpuf