|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor (Justice First Fellow)|
|Reports to||Senior Solicitor|
|Grade/Salary||Grade 1, £24,200 per annum|
|Hours||35 hours per week|
We are the only frontline national legal team specialising in the legal rights and entitlements of children and young people in custody.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity (registered charity No. 251926) working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
We work with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.
We work on a range of issues to influence policy and practice within the penal landscape. Recent programmes have focused on supporting lawyers in the criminal justice system to be antiracist, reducing child arrests, ending the criminalisation of children in residential care and promoting principles of justice and fairness in prison.
We use our legal work to transform and shape the law for children and young people.
Our specialist legal team identifies the problems and injustice faced by children and young people in the criminal justice system. We work to provide legal solutions for individuals, as well as wider policy changes to prevent the problems reoccurring for other young people.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is entirely independent of government and is funded by voluntary donations and membership subscriptions.”
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Excellent verbal and written communication skills||✓|
|Experience of building and developing supportive relationships with vulnerable people while maintaining professional boundaries;||✓|
|A knowledge of prison, public and/or community care law;||✓|
|Excellent organisational skills including the ability to prioritise effectively and plan ahead;||✓|
|Experience of handling sensitive and confidential information in a discrete and trustworthy manner;||✓|
|Experience of and willingness to work independently and with initiative;||✓|
|Flexible approach to work;||✓|
|Experience and willingness to work with others as part of a team;||✓|
|A commitment to social justice and human rights;||✓|
|Excellent IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;||✓|
|Suitably legally qualified to undertake a two-year training contract||✓|
|Experience of working in the voluntary sector, an advice centre and/or telephone help-lines;||✓|
|Experience of legal casework;||✓|
|Experience of using Microsoft packages and legal electronic case management systems;||✓|
|Knowledge and understanding of youth justice, criminal justice and the prison system;||✓|
|Knowledge of safeguarding issues that might arise whilst working on an advice line;||✓|
|Experience of working with children and young people;||✓|
|Experience of campaign work.||✓|
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