N1, London
£23,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Just for Kids Law is a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning and equipping others to work for children’s rights.

We are recruiting for a Paralegal to join the Legal team which comprises solicitors, barristers and trainee solicitors working in the fields of Youth Justice (Crime), Education, Community Care, Immigration and Public Law.

The Legal team works closely with our Programmes Team to provide holistic support for a range of needs and ensure that the young person’s voice is heard by the professionals supporting them.

Initially working with the Head of Strategic Litigation you will undertake administrative and case management tasks in order to assist in the delivery of JFKL’s public law contract. Including writing letters, meeting clients, legal research, making applications to and liaising with the legal aid agency, and communicating with the other parties and the court, as well as other tasks that may arise in any of the cases.You will also assist with the campaign work that is undertaken by the strategic litigation team.


You may be asked to assist with other legal teams from time to time.After a period of time in the strategic litigation team you will be moved to assist in either the criminal team or the Education and Community Care team, where you will have similar responsibilities.


Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and encourages applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+, etc. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.


To apply, please complete (attached) application form.  CVs will not be accepted. 

Closing time for all applications is 9am on Tuesday, 18th February 2020.   

Interviews will be held on Monday 24th February 2020.


Employment information

 Job title: Paralegal

Contract term:   One Year

Location: Central London (currently Islington) 

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Pension: 5% per matching following probation. 4% matching during probation

Leave: A full time member of staff has 30 days annual leave which includes three days to be taken at Christmas in addition to bank holidays (usually 8)

Probation period: 6 months

Salary Payment method: Payment is made by electronic transfer on or shortly before the 28th of each calendar month covering payment for that same calendar month.

These details are provided for information only and do not form part of an employment contract or job offer.

More about Just for Kids Law
Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law (JfK Law) is a charity (No. 1121638). Our mission is to work with and for children and young people to hold those with p... Read more

Posted on: 10 February 2020
Closed date: 18 February 2020
Tags: Admin, Legal