We’re recruiting new interns and day volunteers!


Volunteering commitment = 1 day per week for 12 weeks

Intern commitment = 4 days per week for 12 weeks.

Applications by CV and deadline for receipt is 5pm on Monday 12th June 2017.

Please use Word or PDF format for CVs.

The intern posts are designed to give exposure to legal graduates who want some insight and experience of social welfare work and an appreciation of a legal specialist funded charity and how it works.  It is ideally suited to those currently seeking posts as trainee solicitors or pupil barristers. We will not prioritise qualified solicitors or barristers given the nature of the role.

We are particularly interested in those who have completed the:

  • BPTC or equivalent
  • Legal Practice Course or equivalent
  • LLB or Graduate Diploma in Law (and not currently studying).
  • Live within reasonable travel distance of the Centre (London E5 0PD).

Ideally the interns will be expected to meet the following criteria:

  • High quality standards of written and spoken English
  • An appreciation and acceptance of cultural diversity
  • Experience of interacting directly with people at various levels
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Willingness to undertake routine and administrative tasks in connection with caseworking when required;
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work under supervision and to follow directions as and when directed;
  • Can commit to the position 4 full days per week (or one day as volunteers).

The Law Centre’s business hours are 10am – 5.30pm. Monday to Friday with an hour’s lunch.

We operate an Equal Opportunities policy and expect that all prospective candidates will be familiar with this at the time of contacting us. There is a daily stipend (food and travel) for the 4 day per week posts.

You can register your interest by emailing a current CV to bella(AT)hclc.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 12th June 2017 and be prepared to attend an open evening on Monday 5th June 2017 . The evening starts at 7pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June 2017. These dates may be subject to change. *For clarity all applicants must be present in the UK at the time of the interviews.  Interviews will not be conducted by Skype.*

 For information enquiries please email diane(AT)hclc.org.uk.

***Please ensure you appreciate that the start date for genuinely interested candidates is on or around 3rd July 2017. Given the time of year, we expect people to have made holiday commitments for the summer. Please clarify the dates with us if invited for interview. Please note that the Law Centre is usually busy over the summer months as we also host US interns and so it will be difficult to accommodate all applications during this period and the regular staff take their leave during this time.***