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Our vacancies – Legal Adviser

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and public-spirited law graduate to join our expert Whistleblowing Advice Line team.

Salary: Available on request

Benefits: Option to apply for a training contract, 30 days of annual leave, 8% pension entitlement, cycle to work scheme and sabbatical entitlement after 5 years’ service.

Are you an ambitious law graduate with aspirations to utilise your law degree for the benefit of the public interest? Moreover, do you wish to work in a meritocratic culture with the potential to further your legal career by completing your training contract? If yes, joining Protect’s expert legal advice centre may be the solution for you.

Protect

Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work) is the leading whistleblowing charity with 25 years’ subject matter expertise.  We are unique in that we are the only free, confidential legal advice line for whistleblowers and were instrumental in creating the Public Interest Disclosure Act. The Charity is regularly involved in the biggest legal cases concerning whistleblowing, and in the last three years has intervened in four Court of Appeal cases, and one case in the Supreme Court. In addition to this work, we support organisations from FTSE250 to SMEs across multiple sectors in enhancing their whistleblowing arrangements.

Due to the staggering demand that saw our advice line receive nearly 3000 cases last year, we are now looking for an enthusiastic, driven and public-spirited law graduate to join our expert Whistleblowing Advice Line team.

The Legal Adviser role will entail:

  • Utilising your legal expertise and divergent thinking skills to deliver bespoke legal advice and identify unique solutions to support whistleblowers in raising their public interest concerns;
  • Being attentive to current legal affairs, whistleblowing cases and commercial market trends to ensure the advice to whistleblower clients is both considered and accurately informed;
  • Providing input to maintain the continual development and quality improvement of advice line services;
  • Working collaboratively with our Head of Service and senior lawyers, and assisting where necessary in the preparation of legal interventions;
  • Developing experience and skills in relation to other components of the Charity’s output so as to be able to contribute widely across the organisation. 

The successful candidate must have a law degree, a strong academic background, good communication skills and previous experience providing advice. Experience engaging with policy makers, or the business community, will also count favourably towards an application.

For more information about our work, please visit our website. 

Application Closing Date:  9am Monday 24 June 2019

Interviews: 27 – 28 June 2019

Reporting to: Head of Advice and Advocacy

Please apply with an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to Frances Steele (frances@protect-advice.org.uk) Tel: 020 3117 2520.