Justice First Fellowship Manager
The Legal Education Foundation
£45,000 - £50,000
London/Guildford and remote hybrid working
The Legal Education Foundation is an independent grantmaking foundation distributing around £7million a year through our own grants and programmes, and over £20million in the next ten years through funding partnerships.
Our vision is of a society that fosters the principles of justice and fairness, where people understand and use law to bring about positive change and to prevent harm and where public systems and structures uphold the rule of law.
The Justice First Fellowship was established in 2013 to support the next generation of social justice lawyers. The founding ambition was, and remains, to help aspiring social justice lawyers to qualify and put themselves at the heart of wider social change efforts. By creating a fellowship programme, we also we wanted to demonstrate that this is an area of law that is prestigious and should be recognised for its importance.
The Fellowship is made up of three parts:
A two year fully-funded training contract in a selected specialist social welfare law agency host;
Alongside the compulsory training, Fellows are supported by their host organisation to devise and run their own project in order to gain programme development experience and potentially to provide a future income stream for their host organisation.
Fellows are brought together throughout the two-year period to receive support, training and access to useful networks and to be part of a wider movement of lawyers committed to access to justice.
The Justice First Fellowship manager is a new role, created to lead the consolidation and further development of the JFF scheme, ensuring strategic alignment with wider TLEF strategic objectives
You will need to bring the core programme, project and relationship management skills that are essential to the role. Your experience could have been gained in a variety of settings.
Experience of working or volunteering in the legal advice sector, the wider social justice arena, in delivering education and professional development programmes and grant making could all be helpful but what is essential is a commitment to the vision, mission and values of the Foundation,
People with lived experience of social welfare legal issues are underrepresented in our organisation, so we are actively recruiting and prioritising candidates who bring this understanding alongside other skills and expertise.
How to apply
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner:
Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting T: 07961 988 523 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online at www.nfpconsulting.co.uk/justicefirstfellowship
Your application should comprise a CV along with a supporting statement of around two sides of A4 indicating how you meet the person specifications of the role and your motivations for applying.
Closing date for applications: Monday 31st January 2022