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Legal Manager

Key details

    Deadline

    20/11/2022 11:59 pm

    Salary

    £54,000 with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution and private medical insurance, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays.

    Hours

    35 per week over 5 days

    Contract Type

    Permanent. This is a full time role but we would be willing to consider flexible options. 

    Location

    Hybrid working with an office in central London and options for flexibility for work from home.

    Contact Link

    Apply now

About the Role

Reporting into the legal Director, the Legal Manager will ensure that the legal and campaigning objectives of Good Law Project are met by the lawyers we instruct. You will support the Legal Director in developing and managing Good Law Project’s litigation portfolio and liaising with the Good Law Project team to build successful campaigns around those legal cases in line with Good Law Project’s values.  

You will be a  qualified solicitor or barrister who has experience and an understanding of strategic litigation and how the law can be used as a campaign tool. You will be able to grasp quickly new concepts and areas of the law with an openness to learning new approaches. 

The full job description, person specification, Good Law Project values and structure chart is located at the end of this job pack

You can see how the role fits into the current Good Law Project team at the end of this job pack. 

About Us

Good Law Project is a not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law to create a better world. We challenge abuses of power, exploitation, inequality and injustice. We had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019 and have more recently been shining a light on the Government’s conduct throughout the pandemic. We fought for free laptops for children who could not access online education at home, pushed back when dodgy algorithms caused exams chaos, exposed the unlawful VIP lane for lucrative PPE contracts, and helped to force a Met Police investigation into the Downing Street parties. As we look to the future, we’re planning to help communities litigate for themselves, introduce lawyers to the causes they want to support, and use the law more to tackle poverty and its effects.

A bold, young organisation with a ground-breaking track record, we speak the truth and act with integrity. We are proud to be primarily funded by members of the public, which keeps us fiercely independent. Our organisation has experienced meteoric growth over the last two years.

Our close-knit team of staff work across four core areas: fundraising & communications, legal, operations and partnerships. We’re nimble and reactive to external events, which means Good Law Project suits people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and share our passion for upholding democracy, protecting the environment and ensuring no one is left behind. Our culture is one of openness and innovation that encourages all staff to pitch ideas and influence our direction. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values. We recognise the value of our employees, individually and collectively, and are our commitment to investing in their welfare.

How to apply

Please send us one 3-page document consisting of:

  • your CV (max one page) 
  • your covering letter of no more than two pages outlining:
  • why you are interested in the role
  • how you meet the requirements
  • what motivates you to work at Good Law Project
  • how your skills and experience would make you a suitable candidate for this role
  • if you have a disability, any adjustments or access requirements and how we can help you during the recruitment process
  • that you have suitable facilities and space to be able to work from home safely should that be an option (excluding IT kit which we will provide) 
  • where you found out about this job opportunity 
  • details of two employment referees
  • Your availability for interview, which are likely to take place during week commencing 28 November 2022

We ask all candidates to send their 3-page document to [email protected] using the subject heading, “Legal Manager”.

Contact Link

Apply now

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Interview details

We intend to hold interviews for short-listed candidates via Zoom during the week commencing 28 November 2022, with the likelihood of second interviews to follow. If you are not available during the week commencing 28 November 2022, please let us know in your covering letter. Please check your junk mail for emails from Good Law Project as well as your main inbox.

Encouragement of equal opportunity and reasonable adjustments

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. 

We encourage people with disabilities to advise us of any reasonable adjustments you may need during the recruitment process to ensure you have the opportunity to present yourself in a comfortable manner. Please mention your disability in your application. If your application demonstrates the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee an interview and discuss any special arrangements you may need.

Key details

    Deadline

    20/11/2022 11:59 pm

    Salary

    £54,000 with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution and private medical insurance, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays.

    Hours

    35 per week over 5 days

    Contract Type

    Permanent. This is a full time role but we would be willing to consider flexible options. 

    Location

    Hybrid working with an office in central London and options for flexibility for work from home.

    Contact Link

    Apply now