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Project Officer (Legal Advice and Technology)

Job Description

LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) is a charity which enables access to justice by encouraging and supporting legal pro bono in England and Wales. We work primarily with solicitors, law schools and law students, and other legal and non-legal volunteers and organisations.

Project Officer (Legal Advice and Technology) - 6 months (full or part-time)

£26,000 (annual full-time equivalent)

This is an opportunity to work with charities and not-for-profit organisations in utilising software to help people to access free legal support.

The software helps staff and volunteers to identify a legal issue, and collects relevant information available electronically for a lawyer or legal adviser. The tool was initially piloted by a charity called The Jeanie Project and developed and supported by Kim Technologies.

You will be working directly with charities and other organisations, supporting their staff and volunteers in making best use of the toll and tailoring it to best support the users (full training will be provided). We are looking for someone with good interpersonal skills and an interest and ability in using web-based systems (programming skills are not required).

Funding has been received from the National Lottery Community Fund for this six-month project role. Unfortunately, it is not possible to commit to a longer contract, but further funding will be sought.

LawWorks is currently recruiting to a new role of Head of Digital Platforms and Projects, to oversee and line manage this and other digital and online projects supported by LawWorks.

Essential requirements for the Project Office role include:

  • Previous experience with a customer service, mentoring or training role (preferably involving technology).
  • Good IT skills and computer literacy with experience of using web-based platforms.
  • Good organisational and project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in a professional manner, face to face (including using online platforms, by telephone and in writing.

LawWorks is a relatively small organisation with 21 staff, including staff based in Wales and in the English regions. We are a busy and (for our size) complex charity, with a friendly team, a positive ethos, and a commitment to ensuring that LawWorks is a strong and efficient organisation and a great place to work.

More information about the role and how to apply is available on the LawWorks website via the button below.

The deadline for applications is 4.00pm on Wednesday 3rd February. 

LawWorks is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications irrespective of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.