WC2A, London
Job description

Passionate about justice? Interested to get into fundraising and communications? Come and help us deliver an ambitious programme of events and projects, while growing your skills and learning more about the legal sector!


Who we are


Advocate is the Bar’s national charity, based in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London, which helps to find pro bono legal assistance from volunteer barristers. We help people with:

•advice, representation and help at mediation

•cases in all legal areas

•cases where proceedings have not yet been started

•cases in all tribunals and courts in England and Wales


Pro bono assistance is only available to those who cannot afford to pay and who cannot obtain public funding (Legal Aid). We are a small staff dealing with over two thousand cases each year, and rely on incredible volunteers who come into our office and help us deliver the core service.


About the role


You will be working closely with our Joint COO & Head of Fundraising and Communications to help support on core activities, processing and thanking donors and creating and scheduling social media and web content. Ideally you will be available four days per week, until the end of August. 


This is a brilliant opportunity to gain experience of the day-to-day fundraising and communications work carried out by a small nationwide legal charity.


Where will I be volunteering?

We are based in the busy and friendly National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, Central London


What can I gain from volunteering?

You will develop your skills in fundraising and communications skills, meet new people and learn about the access to justice and legal sector.


What benefits are offered?

- The opportunity to gain great insight into a team working closely with barristers and those needing legal help, at an exciting time of change. You will be able to support on a variety of tasks, projects and events.

- Your expenses will be covered

- You will be supported by our in-house Volunteer Manager and the Joint COO & Head of Fundraising and Communications


How can I apply?

To apply download the role description from the side menu. Read through the details and send your CV with a cover note to our Joint COO & Head of Fundraising and Communications (contact details on the form).


When can I start?

This role is available to start as soon as possible

Posted on: 16 July 2019
Closed date: 26 July 2019
Job ref: FRVol-19
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising