London Office Volunteers

UK Office Volunteer - Job Description:

We occasionally have volunteer placement vacancies in our office in Central London (Farringdon), which require a minimum time commitment of 14 hours per week for 3 months. We are looking for individuals over the age of 16 who are responsible, motivated and able to work on their own initiative. The ideal candidates will also be flexible, able to work as part of a small team and keen to gain experience in the legal/human rights field. 

*Please note: For all placements, membership of Amicus is required.

Key Tasks:
Sending out correspondence, processing registrations, communicating with members and handling general queries

Assisting with the administration and completion of casework

Helping to keep our Twitter and Facebook accounts and our website updated

Researching grants and other funding opportunities

Assisting Amicus staff with the planning and preparation of various events

Additional ad hoc tasks as required

Please note that as we are a small office, with a great need for support, we give this description as a guide only; placements will be comprised of the work most needed at the time.

Essential Requirements:

Must be over the age of 16

Membership of Amicus

Strong relevant work experience, preferably in an office environment (can include voluntary work)

Excellent written and spoken English

Ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines

Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office packages

Good attention to detail

A strong interest in law and human rights

Desirable:

Experience of administration-based work

Experience of work in marketing, fundraising, publicity and/or event management

Experience of using social media for professional purposes

Law graduates or those currently undertaking a law degree or other relevant qualification 

Terms:
All volunteers are required to commit to 14 hours per week (across 2 days a week) for 3 months. Please note that we are currently unable to provide expenses.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements and your preferred placement dates and availability, to admin@amicus-alj.org.

Deadlines:

Please note that applications for Summer 2019 are no longer being accepted as we are now fully staffed. Applications for the UK placement will reopen from August 2019 onwards. 


Keep an eye out for vacancies and further details on our website (under News) and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 
 
Speculative applicants may be considered if they are able to commit a substantial amount of time. Please send a CV and short cover letter.

 

Further questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact us. Also, please remember to check out our volunteer blog to hear about placement experiences first-hand.