|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Department||Four seats (of 6 months duration)|
|Location||Glasgow and Edinburgh|
|Grade/Salary||£19,000 (year 1)
£22,000 (year 2)
|Hours||35 hours per week|
JustRight Scotland is Scotland’s legal centre for justice and human rights. It was founded by an experienced group of human rights lawyers working towards a model of collaborative social justice.
We aim to increase access to justice for marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, and believe that social justice is better achieved when lawyers work together with other professionals with the shared aim of realising human rights and reducing inequality. We believe how we work is as important as what we do. We also believe in evaluating and sharing what we learn along the way. Currently, we collaborate with Rape Crisis Scotland and University of Strathclyde (via the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre), the British Red Cross, the Scottish Guardianship Service (operated by Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Refugee Council), Shelter Scotland, Streetwork, Kids in Need of Defense UK and the University of Glasgow.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to email@example.com
JustRight Scotland’s (JRS) strategy and vision is to develop social justice collaborations, where lawyers work with non-lawyers across sectors, in areas where we identify access to justice gaps and individuals suffer disadvantage and inequality.
The post holder will have the opportunity to work across 4 of our innovative social justice collaborations during the period of the fellowship. All our collaborative projects require the application of human rights law, and a human rights based approach to service delivery, and 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. The post holder will also have the opportunity to develop their own specialist legal project for JRS working under the expert guidance and supervision of our management team.
The post holder will also have the opportunity to work alongside our experienced team of human rights lawyers by contributing to our policy, training and research work.
|Knowledge & Qualifications||LLB in Law or
Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip LP) in Scotland|
Ability to obtain an entrance certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland allowing entry into a legal traineeship in Scotland
|Knowledge of UK and European human rights law and procedure||X|
|Understanding of the experiences of at risk and marginalised communities in the UK||X|
|Skills and Experience||Excellent English written and oral skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues in clear, jargon-free, language||X|
|Experience of working cross-sector or in collaboration with other partner organisations||X|
|Experience of organising and delivering professional training or public legal education||X|
|Experience of working on and contributing to influencing policy||X|
|Ability to complete tasks to a high standard without continuous supervision||X|
|Ability to work in a small team in a cooperative, flexible and supportive manner||X|
|Ability to manage own time by prioritising tasks and meeting competing deadlines||X|
|Ability to develop successful collaborative working relationships externally||X|
|Confident ability in use of MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint||X|
|Qualities||A commitment to the promotion of human rights and working to increase access to justice||X|
|A commitment to an inclusive, human rights-based approach to working with clients||X|
|Understanding, awareness of, and commitment to, the principles and practice of equal opportunities and diversity||X|
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