Rights of Women – Senior Legal Officer, Criminal Law

Posted on 24th May 2021
Type Fixed Term
Specialism Crime
Deadline 1st June 2021

Job Description

Senior Legal Officer, Criminal Law

Apply here by 1 June 2021

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

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

The main focus of this role will be on protective measures available from the police and criminal court in relation to VAWG, as well as options where an abuser is not prosecuted. You will also develop the criminal law content on our online FLOWS forum and increase engagement from stakeholders in this forum.

Other responsibilities include contributing to policy work, representing the organisation externally, line-management within a small team and assisting in the strategic development of the service.

Salary: £41,792 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.

Responsible to: Director of Rights of Women

Line Manager: Director of Rights of Women


Duration: Fixed term until 7th January 2022.

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

Start date: Monday 26 July 2021 or shortly after, negotiable based on notice period required

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

No CVs accepted

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

You can find further information and an application pack here: https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-involved/senior-legal-officer-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 minoritised backgrounds.

Apply here by 1 June 2021

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