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Join the Centre for Criminal Appeals' small but dedicated team of lawyers, advocates and investigators! 

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Work for us

We currently have no open vacancies. Please check back regularly for advertised opportunities.

 

We are always looking for committed and dedicated volunteers to join our team of advocates. As a volunteer, you will be able to work directly on our cases, support intake and screening, help us to create comms content and do background research on cases.

We ask for a minimum commitment of a day of week for three months. Volunteers must be able to work within normal working hours to allow suitable supervision, and travel to our London offices. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider remote working. 

Regrettably, we are unable to cover volunteer expenses, as we are a small, under-resourced charity. However, upon successful completion of placements, references can be provided. 

Please note that all volunteers will be required to sign non-disclosure agreements.

Interested?
Send an email to abigail.wheatcroft@criminalappeals.org.uk with a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in volunteering at the Centre. 

Placements are considered on a rolling basis. 

Volunteer

Resource Development Intern

We are recruiting a Resource Development volunteer to help with the Centre’s fundraising efforts over the summer.

Job Description: We are looking for an individual with:

  • A keen interest in criminal justice issues and a desire to help people who have been subject to injustice; 
  • Excellent written communication skills and in particular the ability to write persuasively; 
  • Strong organisational and research skills; 
  • Excellent attention to detail; 
  • Previous grant writing or fundraising experience (preferred, but not a requirement).

Dates: Flexible start and end, minimum commitment 1 month, ideally starting in July

Application: Please send a CV and Cover Letter to james.burley@criminalappeals.org.uk. Applications are due by 5pm June 1st 2018. Applications should be sent with the subject ‘Resource Development Intern’.

Pay: Unfortunately, as we are a very small charity, this opportunity is unpaid. Please note that this role is primarily based in London, though occasional remote working can be considered. 

Legal Justice Storytelling Intern

The Centre for Criminal Appeals is seeking a smart, creative and passionate storytelling intern to join the Women’s Justice Initiative for a month over the summer.

Job Description: The Legal Justice Storytelling Intern will:

  • Work to identify cases of women who have strong stories to tell
  • Support the creation and production of a short podcast, featuring the voice of one of the Centre’s clients including:
    • Conducting background research to the case
    • Liaising with the Centre’s lawyers to ensure no confidentiality breaches happen, and releases do not prejudice an active case
    • Recording quality audio
    • Transcribing interviews
    • Storyboarding
    • Editing audio tape
    • Creating visuals and branding for the show
    • Promoting the podcast
  • Support other clients to tell their stories through other mediums, such as a written blog.

Applicants should have a strong interest in legal justice and women’s rights, as well as some experience of working with audio. 

Dates: Flexible start and end, minimum commitment 1 month, ideally starting in July

Application: Please send a CV and Cover Letter to naima.sakande@criminalappeals.org.uk. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a brief written test and will do a short phone interview. Application are due by 5pm June 1st 2018. Applications should be sent with the subject ‘Legal Justice Storytelling Intern’.

Pay: Unfortunately, as we are a very small charity, this opportunity is unpaid. Please note that this role is primarily based in London, though occasional remote working can be considered.