Trainee Youth Advocate

£23,000, Central London

Just for Kids Law is a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning and equipping others to work for children’s rights.

We are recruiting for a Trainee Youth Advocate to join our Youth Advocacy team. The role of the Youth Advocate is to provide high quality, holistic advocacy support, amplifying the voice of children and young people in challenging situations and supporting them to communicate their wishes and feelings. The advocate also provides accurate information, including access to specialist support, to enable young people to make informed decisions. The advocate does this by; working relationally with young people; being a positive, reliable and boundaried professional; providing pastoral support where needed and supporting young people to be empowered to advocate for themselves. 

The successful candidates will be given in house training in how we work with our clients and will shadow our experienced Advocates as part of their development. As part of the eighteen-month contract they will complete a Level 3 qualification in Youth Advocacy.

Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and encourages applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+, etc. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.

To apply, please complete (attached) application form.  CVs will not be accepted.

Closing time for all applications is 5pm on Monday,  28th September 2020.

Interviews will take place on Friday, 9th October 2020.

If you have not heard from us by 5th October 2020, you haven’t been successful for the interview.