We are expanding our legal team

We have a new staff vacancy for a Lawyer focussed on strengthening the criminal justice stream of our work. 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.

In February 2016 JUSTICE launched Complex and Lengthy Criminal Trials, a working party report of our members that proposes reforms to reduce the impact of the increasing number of complex cases in our system, involving masses of data or historic allegations. Our other recent working party report What is a Court? seeks radical reform of our court infrastructure to ensure more user focused, flexible facilities. The post holder will be responsible for legacy work related to these reports, and will build on their success in proposed follow up work with projects around trial processes and prosecuting sexual offences, as well as broader criminal justice reforms. A key project we are currently engaged in relates to the treatment of mental health in the criminal justice system, which will remain a focus of the criminal work stream as we seek to implement the recommendations of our working party, due to report in the autumn.

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 to develop our criminal justice work stream and assist on system-wide proposals for change.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time post on a permanent basis, based at our London office. JUSTICE is open to exploring flexible working.

Find out more about the role and how to apply on our jobs page. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 7 April.