Horizon Legal Advice Clinic – Vacancy

Horizon Legal Advice Clinic, provides free legal advice to members of the public in the Barking & Dagenham and Newham areas.

The focus of its clinic is on Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”) & Employment and Support Allowance (“ESA”). It recently concluded a pilot scheme for the clinic between October 2016 and Jan 2017, and will be scaling up on Tuesday 21 March 2017 in order to help even more clients. To cope with the increased number of clients the clinic will help, it would like to bring on board a clinic supervisor with expertise in PIP and ESA.

For more detail about the role* please click here but note the deadline has been extended as the Clinic have not yet found the right person for the role.

*The criteria listed mandate the applicant is a solicior with a practicising certificate so CILEx members should clarify that before applying

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Access to Justice Foundation seeks Volunteer Interns

Access to Justice LogoThe Access to Justice Foundation is currently recruiting for volunteer interns to help with the administration of the Foundation and the local Legal Support Trusts

Volunteers must be available for a minimum of 5 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months, to start as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 1 April. For more information and details of how to apply please use the link below:

2015 March Voluntary Internship Opportunities

Bar Pro Bono Unit Chief Executive

Bar Pro Bono Unit LogoThe Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeking a new Chief Executive to take over from Rebecca Wilkie who will be stepping down to devote her time to her family.

The Unit is a national charity that plays an increasingly fundamental part in the overall effort to maintain and improve access to justice in the UK.

The Unit’s role is to act as a clearing house matching barristers from across England & Wales prepared to undertake pro bono work with those who need their help.

It receives applications for assistance through advice agencies and solicitors, and aims to help in cases where the applicant cannot afford to pay for the assistance sought or obtain public funding, has a meritorious case, and needs the specialist advice or representation that a barrister can provide.

The Unit itself does not give legal advice, but has a team of staff who co-ordinate the panel of 3500 volunteering barristers who assist on cases.

The Unit works closely in partnership with the voluntary sector and with other pro bono providers, and is involved in a variety of projects and activities. It has a strong relationship with the profession, including the Bar Council, the Specialist Bar Associations and the Inns of Court.

The number of people needing the help the Unit can bring is growing hugely. The Unit is now dealing with applications for specialist advice and representation at a rate of over 2,000 a year and rising.

It seeks to appoint a Chief Executive to lead the organisation with the ability to manage scale, to organise efficiently, to maintain quality, and to retain the profession’s willingness to volunteer.

The Unit is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Application process:

Please visit http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6034624/chief-executive/ for further information about the job together with the job description and person specification.

Please send a letter of application which addresses the person specification together with your CV and the completed equal opportunities monitoring form. All applications should be marked ‘Recruitment – private and confidential’ and sent to Rebecca Wilkie, Chief Executive, using the contact details below.

Address: Bar Pro Bono Unit, The National Pro Bono Centre, London WC2A 1JF

Email: rebecca@barprobono.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18 March 2015.

Interviews will be conducted by arrangement over the period 30 and 31 March and 1 April 2015. The start date is May but with some flexibility.

Access to Justice Foundation Administrative Officer

The Access to Justice Foundation is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to join its small team as an administrator to support the Foundation and enable it to increase the impact it has in this important sector.

An eye for detail, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills are important as is a passion for access to justice.

Applicants can download an application pack from the Foundation website by clicking here. Please note the deadline for applications is midnight on 17 December 2014.

Fundraising and Events Officer Vacancy

The Access to Justice Foundation and Legal Support Trusts operate across England and Wales raising funds for free legal advice. They are looking for a fundraising and events officer to join the small team at the Access to Justice Foundation to support the Foundation and Trusts to enable them to increase the impact they have in this important sector.

They are looking for someone who is energetic, motivated and has good ideas but is willing to compromise and work well with others, even under pressure. The role involves being in contact with a varied group of people so s/he will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, be very friendly and be confident.

The Foundation and the Trusts are passionate about access to justice – the new recruit will need to share that.

For more information click here and note that the deadline for applications is 12 November 2014.

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