|Job Title||Legal Apprentice|
|Department||Legal Services Team|
|Reports to||Senior Solicitor|
|Hours||35 hours per week|
Since 1977, Law Centre (NI) has promoted social justice in Northern Ireland, using the law as a tool for social change. Our vision is that we live in a just and equal society and our mission is to use law to change lives.
Law Centre is a regional not for profit that delivers legal advice and assistance in social welfare law. Law Centre (NI)’s services are available to the public and in support of the work of the advice sector in Northern Ireland.
Law Centre (NI) is committed to identifying opportunities for strategic litigation and to aligning its legal, training, policy advocacy and public legal education work to secure wider change to law and policy in NI.
Law Centre (NI) works closely with its membership of independent advice organisations and other civil society organisation in support of its vision and mission.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to email@example.com
The Legal Apprentice will work under appropriate supervision arrangements as follows:
Legal Advice & Assistance
Policy /Public Legal Information and Communications Work
|Qualifications and Experience||
E1 Law degree or relevant equivalent degree with offer from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies of a place on the NI solicitor’s vocational training course in September 2020*
* candidates should note that the offer of the Fellowship will be conditional on achieving a place on the ILPS solicitors course after offer of post and passing the ILPS examination.
E2 Demonstrable experience of working to promote social justice
|D1 Experience of working in partnership to promote social justice|
E3 Self motivated with a passion for affecting positive change on behalf of vulnerable people
E4 Demonstrated experience of representing an organisation at external meetings/events
E5 Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to convey complex information in an accessible style
E6 Good organisational skills with ability to prioritise and to work effectively to tight deadlines and under pressure
E7 Proficient in the use of information technology and able to be administratively self supporting
E8 Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve the organisation’s objectivese
E9 Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to relate to people in different settings, motivate team members and share expertise and learning
D2 Ability to produce accurate and timely reports
D3 Ability to identify legal and policy issues for strategic development
E10 Commitment to aims of Law Centre (NI), to collaborative and team working
E11 Commitment to on-going professional development
|D4 Commitment to public legal and other advice services|
E12 Willingness to travel throughout Northern Ireland as required
E13 Available for occasional out of hours work in accordance with the requirements of the post
|D5 Current UK driving license with access to a car (note, this will be waived where applicants can demonstrate suitable alternative arrangements or in response to disability needs)|
As this post may involve work with children and vulnerable adults, the Law Centre will offer the post subject to a satisfactory vetting report from Access NI.
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