Protect (London) – Legal Adviser

Legal Adviser

Contract Type : Permanent 
Days : 4 or 5 days per week 
Grade:  Family 3 
Salary:  £28,354 per annum 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, including every Wednesday. 
Closing:  11:59pm, 23 February 2024 GMT 
Interview if shortlisted: 7 or 8 March 2024 

 
Full Job Description 
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 many sectors, in enhancing their whistleblowing arrangements, and we campaign for legal reform to better protect whistleblowing. 
 
As a Legal Adviser, you will: 
– Provide advice to individuals on how they can raise their whistleblowing concerns in the most effective manner, whilst doing so in a way that minimises the chance of them suffering negative repercussions as a result; 
– 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); 
– Update and enrich our ‘self-serve’ advice web pages; 
– Assist in developing and improving the service, so that it best delivers on fulfilling Protect’s charitable objectives; 
– 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, and a demonstrable interest in using the law to benefit the public interest. Previous experience providing advice is desirable but not obligatory. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 7/3 and 8/3.  

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promoting equity and celebrating inclusion – we value the diversity of those with whom we work and place a strong value on having colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. 

If you require any adjustments in the application process or interviews, please let us know by emailing our Legal Officer Rebecca at rebecca@protect-advice.org.uk

How to Apply 
Fill out our application form on Applied here