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Lawyer, Criminal Justice

JUSTICE is expanding its team and is looking for a lawyer to join our criminal justice programme from April 2020. This provides an exciting opportunity for a practising lawyer with a strong research background or an academic lawyer to engage in high-level policy and law reform work.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time post on a permanent basis, based at our London office. Our staff enjoy flexible working conditions, 27 days annual leave, plus the week between Christmas and the New Year, 8% employer pension contribution and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

After many years of funding cuts, the criminal justice system is struggling to fairly prosecute crime. The post holder will be joining us at a time of significant change, with a Royal Commission on Criminal Justice in the pipeline as well as a number of legislative proposals around how the criminal justice system should operate. JUSTICE will be at the forefront of this change, promoting access to a fair system, alongside our own busy reform agenda.

We would like to recruit a bright, motivated person who is passionate about system change in the promotion of access to justice and fair trial. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team. With excellent interpersonal skills, they will be able to work closely with JUSTICE members, which include senior figures in the legal profession. The post holder will work with our Legal Director and our existing Criminal Justice Lawyer to develop our criminal justice work stream and assist on system-wide proposals for change.

You can view the Job Description for the role here.

To apply, please send the completed application form with a covering letter and a completed equality and diversity monitoring form to jobs@justice.org.uk. CVs alone will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 28th January. Interviews will be held the week commencing 10th February. Candidates will be required to complete a test as part of the interview process.

JUSTICE is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note that we will not respond to any enquiries from recruitment agencies.

 


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