EMPLOYMENT LAW VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Applications by CV and deadline for receipt is 19 October 2018
We confirm there are no career prospects attached to these positions. The posts are designed to give exposure to legal graduates who want some insight and experience of employment law and an appreciation of a legal specialist funded charity and how it works. It is ideally suited to those currently seeking posts as trainee solicitors or pupil barristers.
Drop-In Assistant x1
Every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm the law centre runs a drop-in for residents of Camden Borough to get advice on their employment law issues. These queries can range from advice on statutory holiday entitlement to requests for tribunal representation. The role of the drop-in assistant will be to interview new clients, to provide basic employment law information or sign-posting where necessary and to escalate issues that require a caseworker. Applicants should have some familiarity with employment law.
Casework Assistant x3
We currently have a number of cases in the employment tribunal being handled by our employment caseworker. We are currently seeking casework assistants who will be assigned 2-3 cases to provide administrative support to the caseworker for 2-3 hours per week (9.30am – 12.30pm). The role will provide exposure to the employment litigation process and will include the opportunity to shadow at the employment tribunal. Four slots are available for 3 positions (Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri). Please indicate which timeslot/s you are available for as applications will be assessed on this basis. No employment law experience is necessary for these posts.
We will not prioritise qualified solicitors or barristers given the nature of the role.
We are particularly interested in those who have completed the:
- BPTC or equivalent
- Legal Practice Course or equivalent
- LLB or Graduate Diploma in Law (and not currently studying).
- Live within reasonable travel distance of the Centre (London NW5 3LQ)
Ideally the volunteers will be expected to meet the following criteria:
- High quality standards of written and spoken English
- An appreciation and acceptance of cultural diversity
- Experience of interacting directly with people at various levels
- Willingness to be flexible
- Willingness to undertake routine and administrative tasks in connection with caseworking when required;
- Punctuality and reliability
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Ability to work under supervision and to follow directions as and when directed;
We operate an Equal Opportunities policy and expect that all prospective candidates will be familiar with this at the time of contacting us.
You can register your interest by submitting a copy of your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For clarity all applicants must be present in the UK at the time of the interviews. Interviews will not be conducted by Skype.