Rights of Women – Legal Officer, Family Law

Posted on 24th May 2021
Type Fixed Term
Specialism Family / Matrimonial
Deadline 1st June 2021

Job Description

Legal Officer, Family Law

Apply here by 1 June 2021

We are looking for a qualified woman* solicitor or barrister with experience of family law to deliver our vital legal services for women as part of our family and criminal law team.

You will be delivering family law advice to women who have experienced or are at risk of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) over the telephone on our advice line.

The Legal Officer (Family & Criminal law) will be based in the Family law team and is responsible for delivery of Rights of Women’s core services including providing legal advice on our telephone advice lines, delivering training and writing publications, supporting survivor engagement and contributing to Rights of Women’s policy work.

Salary: £35,618 Full-time equivalent rate per annum (Gross Pay) plus 3% pension contribution

Conditions: 35 hours per week (Full time/5 days)

Holiday entitlement: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays [FTE per annum rate] Additionally, Rights of Women closes between Christmas and New Year and the days in between these dates (which aren’t public holidays) are granted as additional leave.

Location: Home-based. Possibility of occasional travel requirement in the future across England and Wales, after lockdown restrictions are eased, for meetings or delivery of training.

Line Manager: Senior Legal Officer (Family & Criminal law)

Duration: Fixed term until 30 June 2022

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 1st June 12pm (midday)

Start date: Monday 28th June 2021 or shortly after, negotiable based on notice period

Interview dates: Anticipated as Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th June 2021 via an online platform.

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies

For more information and an application pack visit: https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-involved/legal-officer-family-criminal-law/

Rights of Women is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We actively encourage applications from women from a diversity of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from women from Black and minority backgrounds.

Apply here by 1 June 2021

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