|Job Title||Child Rights Fellow|
|Reports to||Law Clinic Manager & Training Principal|
|Grade/Salary||Grade 6, £25,941|
|Hours||35 hours p/w|
The Children’s Legal Centre Wales (CLC) is a Wales-wide, bilingual online resource providing information and access to legal information, advice and representation for children and young people and advocating for reform in law, policy and practice specific to Wales. It complements, and works in partnership with, services provided by voluntary, community, statutory and private sectors in Wales, and supports children and young people to exercise agency in decisions and processes affecting them, securing outcomes which protect, respect and fulfil their human rights.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to H.J.Bussicott@swansea.ac.uk
To deliver its sustainable top 30 ambition Swansea University needs a professional services workforce with the differentiated skills necessary to ensure that it can deliver excellence through efficient and effective systems and processes that harness innovations in technology.
The Child Rights Fellow will be based at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Children’s Legal Centre. The Children’s Legal Centre is established to provide legal advice and information to children (aged under 18 years of age), through an online platform (https://childrenslegalcentre.wales/) as well as through public engagement and the delivery of Public Legal Education.
The Child Rights Fellow will make a strong contribution to meeting the Children’s Legal Centre’s ambition to develop its legal advice and advocacy service for children and their families, as well as to enhancing its Public Legal Education profile.
The Fellow will be line-managed by the Swansea Law Clinic Manager.
With appropriate supervision from a dedicated Training Principal, the Fellow will undertake legal services work at the Children’s Legal Centre and on placement with partner legal practices at a level consistent with the training requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) for a Period of Recognised Training (24 months). This will include:
Further details under ‘General Duties’ 1-8.
Liaising with the Swansea law Clinic Manager, the Fellow will undertake planning and delivery of advice, information and advocacy services to further the work of the Children’s Legal Centre, including:
Further details under ‘General Duties’ 1-17.
The Fellow will develop and implement an agreed project that will advance access to justice for children in Wales, including a project plan which they will devise and implement over the period of the Fellowship.
Further details under ‘General Duties’ 18.
The Fellow will:
NB: client casework for the Children’s Legal Centre will exclusively concern the law relating to children and young people (aged under 18 years), and their families. Client casework while on placement will be primarily concerned with the law relating to children and young people and their families, but will also include casework associated with general legal practice.
The Fellow will:
And in addition the Fellow will ensure they:
The Fellow will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to Professional Service values at Swansea University in the day to day delivery of their role. These are:
We are Professional
We take pride in applying our knowledge, skills, creativity, integrity and judgement to deliver innovative, effective, efficient services and solutions of excellent quality
We Work Together
We take pride in working in a proactive, collaborative environment of equality, trust, respect, co-operation and challenge to deliver services that strive to exceed the needs and expectations of customers.
We take responsibility for listening, understanding and responding flexibly to our students, colleagues, external partners and the public so that every contact they have with us is a personalised and positive experience.
Commitment to our values at Swansea University supports us in promoting equality and valuing diversity to utilise all the talent that we have.
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