Part-time Solicitor

by | May 18, 2021 | Job Vacancies | 0 comments

Part-time: 21 hours per week
Salary: £26-28,000 per annum pro-rata depending on experience
Flexible working arrangements including working from home may be necessary

The Scottish Child Law Centre is an independent charity working to promote the understanding of children’s rights and the law as it affects children and young people in Scotland.  We are looking for a fully qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic Child or Family Law Solicitor.

Your role is to promote and further the rights of children and young people in Scotland, in particular, by responding to enquiries by providing legal advice by telephone and by email and delivering training to professionals from a child-centred perspective.

Our aim is to provide service users with comprehensive legal advice delivered by qualified solicitors in a way that can be easily understood. You will be sensitive to the nature of the queries we receive, treat service users as individuals and be friendly, approachable and professional with excellent knowledge of Child Law in Scotland.  Particular knowledge and experience in matters of education law, additional support for learning and children’s human rights would be an advantage. It is essential that you have a current Law Society of Scotland unrestricted Practising Certificate or be eligible to apply for one.

For more information, please email or telephone 0131 668 4400.

Applicants for this post should submit a CV with a covering letter addressed to Irina Beaton, Director, and send it by e-mail to: The closing date for applications to be received is by noon, on Wednesday, 2 June 2021.  Interviews will be held on Monday, 28 June 2021. The interviews will be held online and the prospective candidates must ensure appropriate internet connection is available to them on the day.

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