Vacancies

 


Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) is committed to holding the state to account and challenging discrimination in the justice system around male violence against women and girls.

 We are seeking applications from enthusiastic solicitors and paralegals who have a feminist ethos and a desire to contribute to the growth and development of a small, exciting and influential legal charity. 

Solicitor:

Salary:          £30,000-£38,000 depending on PQE, pro rata

Hours:           Full-time or Part-time, on fixed-term contract which may be extendable depending on funding

Location:     Based in London with some potential travel across England & Wales

The Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) is now accepting applications from solicitors who have a track record in AAP and/or Public Law. 

We particularly welcome applicants from African, Caribbean, Asian heritage and other ethnic heritage communities. We also welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Essential criteria:

  1. Understanding of, and commitment to, the aims of CWJ

  2. Experience in conducting strategic, complex and high-profile litigation to a high standard

  3. Experience of working with vulnerable clients

  4. Experience of legal aid funding (including exceptional funding)

  5. Awareness of current political, social and legal issues as they relate to violence against women and girls

To apply, please email your cv with a covering letter no longer than 500 words which explains how you meet the above criteria and whether your interest is in full-time and/or part-time roles. Please send this to the Operations Manager, Nic Mainwood n.mainwood@centreforwomensjustice.org.uk along with a copy of our Equality and Diversity Form (optional) by 15th July 2019.


Paralegal:

Salary:          £22,000 pro rata      

Hours:           Full-time or Part-time, on fixed-term contract which may be extendable depending on funding

Location:      Based in London with some potential travel across England & Wales

The Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) is now accepting applications from experienced paralegals or graduate paralegals. 

We particularly welcome applicants from African, Caribbean, Asian heritage and other ethnic heritage communities. We also welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Essential criteria:

  1. An understanding of, and commitment to, the aims of CWJ; and

  2. A commitment to challenging injustice and assisting those subject to state neglect and abuse

Desirable:

  1. Previous experience within AAP and/or Public Law

  2. Experience of legal aid funding

To apply, please email your cv with a covering letter no longer than 500 words which explains how you meet the above criteria and whether your interest is in full-time and/or part-time roles. Please send to the OperationsManager, Nic Mainwood n.mainwood@centreforwomensjustice.org.uk along with a copy of our Equality and Diversity Form (optional) by 15th July 2019


 

Legal Reference Panel Members 

Are you interested in being on our reference panel?  We are looking for lawyers with expertise and interest in bringing cases against state agencies including the police and other criminal justice agencies, with an understanding of issues facing women undergoing male violence.  We are also interested to hear from criminal defence solicitors.  If you are on the CWJ panel you would potentially be available to receive referrals of cases in this area as well as be willing to provide pro bono telephone advice to frontline advocates providing support to women victims of violence.

If interested, please complete a form here

 

 

Consultant opportunities

We are interested in receiving expressions of interest from lawyers and others with an understanding of challenging the state against violence against women, who may be able to design and deliver training to frontline advocates and in other ways contribute to the work and development of CWJ.  If interested please provide your cv and a short letter indicating what assistance you may be able to offer. Email to info@centreforwomensjustice.org.uk