Scottish Women’s Rights Centre – Head of Legal Project
We are recruiting for a talented and dynamic female lawyer to lead and develop our strategic legal role within the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC). The SWRC is a unique collaborative project which aims to improve outcomes for women in Scotland who have suffered gender based violence, bringing together the expertise of Rape Crisis Scotland, the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic and our experienced team of human rights lawyers at JustRight Scotland.
Candidates should have experience in litigation and, critically, be passionate about tackling gender inequality and achieving social justice.
If successful, you will be employed by us to lead a team of solicitors and caseworkers working with women across Scotland. You will also work with our SWRC partners to support the strategic development and growth of the centre. This is a challenging and varied role that will also include the opportunity to contribute to policy, training and research work.
Location: Glasgow (with travel around Scotland)
Salary: £37,700 (employer pension contribution of 5%)
Contract: 5 days (35 hours) per week
Closing Date: Friday 3 August 2018
Interviews: Friday 10 August 2018, Rape Crisis Scotland Office, Glasgow
To apply please contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
Female only post permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010
Justice First Fellowship – Trainee Solicitor Opportunity
Do you want to be a human rights lawyer? We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the opportunity to host a trainee solicitor through The Legal Education Foundation’s Justice First Fellowship Scheme .
The Scheme was established in 2014 to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues who want to pursue a career in social welfare law.
You will have the opportunity to work across 4 of our innovative social justice collaborations, using human rights law and human rights based approaches to target social justice issues. Our current projects operate in the areas of refugee and migrant rights, children’s rights, gender-based violence, destitution and homelessness, and anti-trafficking. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own specialist legal project for JRS working under the expert guidance and supervision of our management team.
Applications open on the 13th of August, and the successful candidate with commence work in January 2019.
To find out more and to apply, go to the Legal Education Foundation website here.
We host interns and work experience students at our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices, throughout the year. We normally ask for a minimum commitment of time, over a fixed number of weeks or months, and offer reasonable travel expenses in exchange.
We are not currently recruiting, but will post further information about future opportunities to work with us here.
JustRight Pro Bono
We are also grateful for the support of fellow solicitors, and other professionals, who have generously given their time and skills to further our work. We occasionally require specialist professional advice and services, are open to offers of assistance, or a proposal to collaborate on a specific piece of work.
To make enquiries about an internship, work experience placement, or pro bono project with us, please get in touch using our contact form .