Senior Solicitor – Head of Scottish Just Law Centre
We are recruiting for a talented and dynamic senior lawyer to develop and lead an innovative new centre: the Scottish Just Law Centre (SJLC) at JustRight Scotland.
SJLC aims to increase access to justice by helping individuals and civil society organisations use the law as a tool for social change. We will do this by identifying gaps in access to justice in Scotland, and using a human-rights based approach to support people to understand their rights, empower them to use the law claim those rights, as well as help them hold government to account when there are gaps in the law or practice.
If successful, you will develop and lead this ground breaking project, with our third sector partners, and supported by our experienced team of human rights lawyers. You will develop and test new models for supporting civil society organisations to engage in strategic litigation, and will help to evaluate and share our learning with others. You will also provide direct legal advice and representation to individuals and organisations, initially focusing on the priority areas of disability justice and transgender justice, with the aim of bringing about social change through strategic legal casework.
Location Glasgow and Edinburgh (with travel around Scotland)
Salary £32,000-£37,000 per annum (pro rata) (8% employer pension contribution)
Contract 3 days (21 hours) per week
Benefits Flexible working, 37.5 days holidays (pro rata, inclusive of public holidays)
Closing date 6 January 2020
Interviews 20 & 21 January 2020 (provisional dates only)
Each year we recruit a number of interns to work with our team. We are not currently recruiting but keep an eye on our website and social media pages to ensure you don’t miss out on a recruitment round.
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