Wanted: Legal research volunteers
10th October 2017
Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowing charity, is the leading authority in the field. We aim to protect society by encouraging workplace whistleblowing. We provide a confidential advice line for individuals with whistleblowing dilemmas; professional support to organisations and policy advice to Government and Members of Parliament.
Public Concern at Work is currently seeking three legal research volunteers to start in October 2017.
The volunteers will primarily undertake legal research (read, categorise and summarise employment tribunal judgments involving a whistleblowing [Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998] claim) but may also be asked to assist with general admin duties. The volunteers may also have the opportunity to observe some advice calls to clients.
In the last 12 months, the research undertaken by volunteers has been used in two Court of Appeal interventions which the Charity has been involved with.
To be eligible for any of these roles you must be:
- a law graduate (GDL or LLB);
- committed to the pro bono ethic of providing highly professional legal services to people
- who cannot afford to pay for them or who are otherwise vulnerable;
- able to commit to the role for 1 or 2 days a day a week (09:30 17:30) for a six- month period
How to apply
If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV with a cover letter (no more than one side of A4 in size 12 font) explaining your interest, commitment, availability and highlighting relevant experience or abilities to Hari Raithatha (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than 6pm on Monday 16 October 2017.