Protect (London) – Legal Adviser

Job Summary

  • Contract Type – Permanent
  • Days – 4 or 5 days per week
  • Grade: Family 3
  • Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience) and 30 days’ holiday (pro-rata if working 4 days/week)
  • Location: Office based in Bethnal Green with flexible remote working. The expectation is to work in the office at least 2 days a week.
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 27th Nov 2022 GMT

Protect are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and public-spirited law graduate or legally trained individual to join our expert Whistleblowing Advice Line team.

If you are keen to use your legal training for the benefit of the public interest, we want to hear from you.  You might be a recent law graduate looking for advice experience, an existing adviser interested in finding a training contract (we train many of our staff to become solicitors), or an experienced lawyer looking for a new and exciting area of work.

Protect is the UK’s leading whistleblowing charity with nearly 30 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 recent years has intervened in most of the key Court of Appeal and Supreme Court whistleblowing cases. We also support organisations from FTSE250 to SMEs, across multiple sectors, in enhancing their whistleblowing arrangements, and we campaign for legal reform to better protect whistleblowing.

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

The Legal Adviser role will:

  • Provide advice to individuals on how they can raise their whistleblowing concerns in the most effective manner, whilst doing so in a way which minimises the chance of them suffering negative repercussions as a result;
  • Update and enrich our ‘self-serve’ advice web pages;
  • Manage your own case load of whistleblowers, providing them with bespoke advice and support on their situation (once you have completed Protect’s training process);
  • Assist in developing and improving the service, so that it best delivers on fulfilling Protect’s charitable objectives;
  • The role is varied and advisers also assist in other areas of the organisation’s work, including:
    • Supporting the Policy team as they campaign for reform of whistleblowing law and practice;
    • Assisting the Business Support team in their delivery of training and consultancy to businesses, charities and government bodies; and
    • Working with Protect’s senior lawyers in their preparation of legal interventions in key whistleblower cases.

The successful candidate must have a law degree or legal training, good communication skills, previous experience providing advice, and a demonstrable interest in using the law to benefit the public interest. Experience of delivering training and engaging with policy makers, or the business community, will also count favourably towards an application. Shortlised candidates will be interviewed on 30/11 and 01/12.

How to Apply

Fill out our application form on Applied here