Last updated: Monday 11 July, 2022
Centre for Women's Justice - Part-time & full-time lawyers (women-only*)

About the Job

Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI)
Part-time & full-time lawyers (women-only*)
£30,000 - £40,000 p.a. pro rata, depending on experience
Hybrid working: your time will be split between work from home and our Bethnal Green office.
1. About us:
Centre for Women’s Justice is a registered charity. Our aim is to hold the state to account and challenge discrimination in the criminal justice system around male violence against women and girls.
2. The role(s):
We are looking for feminist lawyers to join our team on a PAYE contract either full-time (37.5 hours per week) or part-time (negotiable) and invite expressions of interest for roles which may include the following:
2.1. Providing legal advice to frontline women’s services on legal issues affecting their clients as victims in the criminal justice system, and remedies for police and prosecution failings.
2.2. Providing legal advice directly to vulnerable women.
2.3 Assisting with CWJ’s systemic work, for example policy work related to issues arising in legal enquiries, in-putting ideas to the strategic litigation team, collating dossiers of cases on systemic failings.
2.4. Delivering bespoke training on legal remedies to frontline women’s sector workers.
2.5. Identifying legal issues in other areas of law relating to violence against women and girls including criminal law, prison law, defamation, education law and other issues and liaising with members of our Legal Reference Panel.
2.6. Assisting with producing resources for the women’s sector, including written materials on law and policy.
3. About you (essential criteria):
3.1 Proven track record in Actions Against the Police or Criminal Law

3.2 Awareness of current political, social and legal issues as they relate to violence against women and girls

3.3 Understanding of, and commitment to, the aims of the Centre for Women’s Justice
3.4 The ability to communicate complex legal issues clearly, both orally and in writing, to other lawyers, voluntary sector groups and individual clients in a way that is both professional and appropriate to the audience
3.5 Self-motivation and ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
3.6 Ability to work flexibly in a small team
3.7 Willingness and ability to contribute to the longer-term strategic direction of CWJ, and in particular to translate ideas into specific and workable projects
3.8 Commitment to challenging injustice and assisting those subject to state neglect and abuse
3.9 Commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of the experience of disadvantaged groups; ability to apply this to the job
3.10 Commitment to supporting the specialist women’s sector
We particularly welcome Black, Asian and minoritised applicants. We also welcome applications from women with disabilities.
4. To register your interest:
Please email your cv and covering letter to Nic Mainwood with EOI in the subject line by August 14th.
In your covering letter of no more than 800 words please include:
1. Whether you are seeking full-time or part-time employment, including preferred hours and any hours/days of unavailability
2. Any areas of work you are particularly interested in (see 2. The role(s))
3. How you meet points 3.1 to 3.4 of the 3.About you (essential criteria)
No agencies please.
*We deal directly with victims of sexual violence, therefore it is a genuine requirement that this is role is carried out by women only - Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.