Legal Adviser

Bethnal Green
£20,000 - £24,999
13 Jan 2021
19 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Hours: Core hours of 10am â€" 4pm, with flexible hours outside of this range totalling 40 hours per week. Currently remote-working with an expectation that there will be a partial return to the office later in the year. Happy to talk further flexible working requests.

Benefits: Option to apply for a training contract, 30 days of annual leave, cycle to work scheme and sabbatical entitlement after 5 years’ service.

Are you an ambitious law graduate with aspirations to utilise your law degree for the benefit of the public interest? Moreover, do you wish to work in a meritocratic culture with the potential to further your legal career by completing your training contract? If yes, joining Protect's expert legal advice centre may be the solution for you.


Protect is the leading whistleblowing charity with 25 years’ subject matter expertise. We are unique in that we are the only free, confidential legal advice line for whistleblowers and were instrumental in creating the Public Interest Disclosure Act. The Charity is regularly involved in the biggest legal cases concerning whistleblowing, and in recent years has intervened in four Court of Appeal cases, and one case in the Supreme Court. In addition to this work, we support organisations from FTSE250 to SMEs, across multiple sectors, in enhancing their whistleblowing arrangements.

Due to the staggering demand that will see our advice line receive nearly 4000 new cases this year, we are now looking for an enthusiastic, driven and public-spirited law graduate to join our expert Whistleblowing Advice Line team.

The Legal Adviser role will entail:
  • Providing advice to individuals on how they can raise their whistleblowing concerns in the most effective manner, whilst doing so in a way which minimises the chance of them suffering negative repercussions as a result;
  • Once you have completed Protect’s training process, you will be supported in managing your own case load of whistleblowers, and providing them with bespoke advice and support on their situation;
  • As a member of the Advice Line team, you will assist in developing and improving the service, so that it best delivers on fulfilling Protect’s charitable objectives; and
  • Through building up your experience, you may also assist in other areas of the organisation’s work, including:
    • Supporting the Policy team as they campaign for reform of whistleblowing law and practice;
    • Assisting the Business Support team in their delivery of training and consultancy to businesses, charities and government bodies; and
    • Working with the Head of Advice, and other senior lawyers, in their preparation of legal interventions in key whistleblower cases.

The successful candidate must have a law degree, a strong academic background, good communication skills, previous experience providing advice, and a demonstrable interest in using the law to benefit the public interest. Experience engaging with policy makers, or the business community, will also count favourably towards an application.

For more information about our work, please visit our website via the button below.

Application Closing Date: 8am Monday 18th January 2021

Interviews: 20th-21st January 2021

Reporting to: Head of Advice and Advocacy

Please apply with an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to Bob Matheson, via email button below. Tel: 020 3117 2520

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