Solicitor at our Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC)
Working closely with the Centre’s Senior Associate Solicitor and Caseworker, you will take a strategic and collaborative approach to delivering legal information, advice and representation where we identify gaps in access to justice for women survivors of gender-based violence.
You will provide legal representation to your own caseload, deliver outreach surgeries and support to helplines, and assist with policy, training and research work.
This role could be suitable for a range of applicants, from Newly Qualified (NQ) to a few years Post Qualified Experience (PQE).
This role is only available to women. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement as provided for by Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Job title: Solicitor
Reports to: Senior Associate Solicitor, SWRC
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full time (35 hours per week) or 0.8FTE
Leave: 37.5 days per annum, pro rata
Salary: £33,000 – £36,500 FTE (Band 3)
Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution
37.5 days annual leave (FTE) inclusive of public holidays
Flexitime and flexible working
Remote and hybrid working
Peer support programme
Access to funded counselling service
Personal training and development budget
Location: Central Glasgow office with home-based working where feasible. Access to central Edinburgh workspace. Some travel around Scotland required
To apply, please download the application form in Word format and send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Additionally, you may opt to fill out our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This form is optional and not mandatory for the application process. Rest assured, it will be handled separately from your application and solely utilised for monitoring purposes.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 25th March 2024.
Each year we recruit a number of legal interns, as well as policy and communications interns to work with our team, as part of our commitment to providing training and opportunities for future social justice leaders.
We work with the University of Glasgow Law School and with The Robertson Trust Scholars programme to provide paid and unpaid internship opportunities. We also offer an annual dissertation placement to a student from the University of Edinburgh’s LLM in Human Rights.
We are not currently recruiting, but keep an eye on our website and social media to make sure you don’t miss out on our next recruitment round.
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