Liberty (London) - Advice and Information Volunteer

Advice and Information Volunteer

Liberty is currently looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to assist its Advice and Information team. Volunteers will conduct legal research and draft responses to queries from members of the public regarding a wide variety of human rights and civil liberties issues. Most often these include the following areas:

  • Rights under the Human Rights Act/European Convention on Human Rights
  • Data Protection and information rights
  • Actions against the police
  • Equality Act issues
  • Other public law claims and remedies

Applicants must either have completed a law degree or be studying for (or have completed) a post-graduate legal qualification, such as the Bar Professional Training Course or Legal Practice Course.

Volunteers are expected to commit to one day per week (flexible working patterns i.e. two half days, will be considered) and for a minimum of three months. We have a policy of not retaining volunteers for longer than 6 months and never for more than one day per week or the equivalent thereof. Liberty does not pay its volunteers but does cover lunch expenses (up to £5 a day) and travel expenses (up to the value of a zone 1-6 travel card).

Interested applicants should also refer to the person specification and complete the application form for this role.

The deadline for applications is: 12noon Tuesday 24th October 2017.