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New Graduate Scheme – Trainee Youth Advocate

Posted on behalf of Just for Kids Law. Blogged by Juliet Tomlinson on April 20, 2017.

Are you ready to commit to a life-changing challenge and gain legal experience, and valuable personal and leadership skills in the process?

Do you want to be part of an award-winning and law-changing organisation advocating for some of the most under-supported young people in London?

Just for Kids Law (JfKL) provides holistic support, representation and legal advice to under-supported and often isolated children and young people.  Last year they launched Advocacy Year, their graduate scheme based loosely on other professional graduate schemes, to expand their holistic model of support into East London.  Advocacy Year recruits recent graduates, who may be considering legal or youth related careers, to serve a year working as community-based Trainee Youth Advocates.  Trainee Youth Advocates will:

  • Work in the community directly supporting young people in difficulty.
  • Formally advocate for young people in legal and quasi legal proceedings such as Looked After Child reviews, Social Services assessments, school reintegration meetings, governor body meetings and school exclusion hearings.
  • Be supervised by our team of in-house lawyers to ensure that young people are adequately supported across all their issues.
  • Complete an intensive training and immersion programme covering:
    • Advocacy style;
    • Child safeguarding;
    • Legal knowledge in social welfare, education, youth justice and immigration; and
    • An ongoing Leadership programme.

Key dates

  • Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 2 May, 9.00
  • Date of Interviews: Week commencing 15 May
  • Start Date: Monday 4 September

For more details you can see this opportunity on CareerConnect (Vacancy ID 41377) or on the Just for Kids Law website.