Vacancy - Discrimination Law Clerk – new role Vacancy - Discrimination Law Clerk – new role Do you have knowledge of discrimination law? Are you working towards a law degree, or have already qualified? Do you aspire to make a real difference to society through your work? If you can answer yes to all of the above, this position could be your pathway to achieving your career goals! Citizens Advice Gateshead is an independent charity and an affiliated member of the national Citizens Advice network. Our vision is for a fair society for all, with lives well lived. Our mission is to mobilise knowledge so the system works, it works for everyone, and it powers the changes we need to be an equal and inclusive society. To achieve this we deliver services locally to almost 13,000 people a year, and support over 400,000 people nationally through digital advice and information services, including the discrimination advice service. The role The Discrimination Law Clerk will be join our busy Civil Legal Advice Discrimination team, whose role is to use the law to undo the consequence of unfair treatment on grounds of race, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability. This newly formed position will be geared to supporting clients to understand their rights and responsibilities, providing initial advice and taking initial instruction by telephone with the aim of assessing the merits of potential claims and assisting Discrimination Specialists to progress cases to litigation for clients affected by discrimination. Skills and experience We are looking for someone who has knowledge of Discrimination Law, a Law Degree (or is working towards one) and an academic background. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator who can interpret information and explain it to others. We’re also looking for someone who has a track record of excellent customer service and producing high quality work - experience of operating within a Specialist Quality Mark framework would also be an advantage. A reasonable level of IT literacy is also required. What you can expect The Discrimination Law Clerk will join a charity with strong social values and a clear vision that is innovative and forward thinking. As well as your primary function you will also be involved in a range of organisational development and fundraising initiatives so we can achieve our goal of being an enduring and dynamic charity that never stands still until we have a fair society for all, with lives well lived. How to apply Please email Jill Beat for an application pack [email protected] Hours of Work 37 hours/week Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours working Holidays 20 days plus Bank Holidays Salary £21,000 pa Closing date 17:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019 Interviews will be held Tuesday 21st May 2019 Citizens Advice Gateshead strives to be an equal opportunities employer. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.