Senior Legal Officer (Criminal Law)

We are looking for a qualified woman* solicitor or barrister with experience of criminal law to deliver our vital legal services for women as part of our family and criminal law team.

You will be delivering criminal law advice to women who have experienced or are at risk of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) on our telephone advice line.

The main focus of this role will be on protective measures available from the police and criminal court in relation to VAWG. You will also develop the criminal law content on our online FLOWS forum and increase engagement from stakeholders in this forum.

Other responsibilities include contributing to policy work, representing the organisation externally, line-management within a small team and assisting in the strategic development of the service.

Salary: Full-time equivalent rate per annum £40,575 Gross Pay plus 3% pension contribution

Conditions: 35 hours per week (Full time/5 days)

Holiday entitlement: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays [FTE per annum rate]

Location: Home-based. Possibility of occasional travel requirement in the future across England and Wales, after lockdown restrictions are eased, for meetings or delivery of training.

Responsible to: Director of Rights of Women

Line Manager: Director

Duration: Fixed term until 31 March 2021. Possibility of extension, subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th July 12pm (midday)

Start date: Immediate start or shortly after, negotiable based on notice period required

Interview dates: Anticipated as Wednesday 15th July 2020 via an online platform.

No CVs accepted

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies


Contact us at:

Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575