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UCL Pro Bono – encouraging law students to put their knowledge and skills to practical use in the community, learning how to use the law as an effective instrument for social change.

This blog provides an online space for students to engage with each other and the public on issues relevant to their pro bono and clinical work in the community.

Trainee Advisor Role with Community Links

August 26, 2015

Community Links

Client Interviewing & Advising Project

Trainee Advisor & Advocate

 

Community Links charity operates a busy advice service supporting over 9,000 people every year, all of our advice meets the Community Legal Service’s Specialist Quality Mark and is governed by the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.

 Community Links is an innovative east London anti-poverty charity, running a wide range of community projects. We are based in Newham, east London, and have over 30 years of experience working with local people to support children, young people, adults and families.

In return for taking part in our Client Interviewing & Form Filling Service, we can provide you with training and experience of working in a friendly, legal environment.

 Students who obtain experience are far more likely to enter into one of the professions, so this may be the first non-academic step of your career.

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UCLU Rights and Advice Immigration Advice Assistant

June 11, 2015

RIGHTS AND ADVICE IMMIGRATION ADVICE ASSISTANT

An opportunity has arisen through the UCL Centre for Access to Justice to undertake paid work with the UCLU Rights and Advice Centre as Immigration Advice Assistants.  

The role:

  • Students will be trained specifically in Tier 4 immigration rules to conduct one-to-one meetings with international students to check their Tier 4 Applications. Students will also provide administrative support to the Advice & Welfare staff team. 

Time Commitment:

  • Students are asked to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per week. Shifts are 4.5 hours each and run either from 9:30am-1pm or 2pm-5:30pm. Students may be able to sign up for more shifts should they wish. 
  • The role runs roughly from 11th September to the 16th of October with a two week training period taking place on an ad hoc basis over 2 weeks prior from the 1st September- 10th September. The training period will consist of roughly 3 shifts with some individual session training. Students will receive remuneration while being trained. 

Renumeration: 

  • £9.48 per hour 

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Volunteer at Liberty

June 5, 2015

Organisation:

Liberty is one of the leading human rights organisations in the UK, aiming to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone.

We are currently looking for five enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help provide administrative support to the organisation.

 

Role:

Administration support volunteer. We are looking for someone who can provide administrative support to our Operations and Development teams, starting in July 2015.

The work in this volunteer role will therefore be varied and will change from one day to the next. The types of tasks are likely to include;

  • Reception area and switchboard cover
  • Record and manage information and data entry
  • Ad hoc support to other teams within Liberty

 

Skills/Additional info:

Successful applicants will be hard working and reliable with a proven interest in Liberty’s aims.

They will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 

Hours/Days:

One day per week for a period of three months

 

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 22nd June 2015

 

Way to apply:

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/about/volunteer/index.php