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Mar 28, 2017

Job Opportunity: Freelance Charity Project Assistant


The Stop and Search Legal Project (SSLP) are seeking a freelance, enthusiastic and resourceful individual who is capable of running the day to day business of SSLP independently.

About Stop and Search Legal Project

SSLP is an education project run by a collective of volunteer activists and lawyers. The Project aims to:

  1. Educate and empower people about the law and in particular the law in relation to the police’s ‘stop and search’ powers;
  2. End the use of racial profiling by the police in the use of their ‘stop and search’ powers;
  3. Reduce the harm done to community relations by the excessive use of ‘stop and search’ powers in particular on young black and minority ethnic men;
  4. Increase the familiarity with and knowledge of the legal profession and justice system to as broad a range of people as possible – we don’t believe we should all be subject to a justice system that only a few of us are familiar with.

For more information about SSLP, please visit ​stopandsearchlp.org.uk​.

About the role

The primary role will be to organise the SSLP workshops. This will entail contacting schools or community groups that may be interested in our workshops, making arrangements for the workshops to take place and organising volunteers to cover those workshops. The role will also involve applying for small-scale funding, managing our social media accounts, updating our website and running our ‘demystifying law’ programme, where young people who would not usually be able to obtain work experience through family connections are given the opportunity to work shadow in law firms, barristers’ chambers and sometimes courts.

Essential criteria

-       Supportive of the aims of SSLP

-       Excellent organisational skills

-       Ability to work independently and proactively

-       Good verbal and written communication skills

-       Understanding of social media

Desirable criteria

-       Experience in the charity/education sectors

-       Experience of making funding applications

Terms and conditions

We are looking a freelancer to work 12-15 hours per month at £14 per hour. This will be reviewed after three months. There is flexibility on the days and times worked.

There may be the opportunity for this role to run for around 12 months.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and how you meet the essential and, if applicable, desirable criteria to ​stopandsearchlp@gmail.com​by 31 March 2017. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview.

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