SWRC Intern Role Application

Position

The role (see further details below)

The SWRC are excited to be recruiting one student volunteer to intern with the SWRC during term time.

If successful, you will be expected to;

  • Carry out legal research into various area, including but not restricted to gender-based violence, family matters, employment issues and immigration.
  • Assist with case preparation
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents
  • Research local support services and solicitors to signpost to women.
  • Carry out Administrative Tasks
  • Conduct Research Projects
  • Assist with policy and communication work
  • Assist with preparation and organization of SWRC events and trainings

Number of Positions:

Role title:  Term time intern

Location:  Home-based & JRS Offices – Glasgow 

Hours:- 9 hours per week for 10 weeks during Semester 1, 2021 on days and times to be arranged and agreed directly with JRS

Closing date: Noon on Monday 26 July 2021 

Interviews: Provisionally on 3 August 2021 

Female only posts permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 


Application


    What the role entails

    The role

    You will assist the SWRC staff remotely or at the Just Right Scotland Offices with the following duties:

    Duties

    As above, you will be expected to;

    • Carry out legal research into various area, including but not restricted to gender based violence, family matters, employment issues and immigration.
    • Assist with case preparation
    • Draft correspondence and legal documents
    • Research local support services and solicitors to signpost to women.
    • Carry out Administrative Tasks
    • Assist with policy and communication work
    • Assist with preparation and organization of SWRC events and trainings

    Eligibility Requirements

    You must be a current and active SWRC student volunteer.

    Your Responsibilities

    • Attend initial training/induction with the SWRC project solicitor and any training provided through Rape Crisis Scotland.
    • Attend SWRC team meetings, where required.
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism and respect confidentiality at all times.

    Qualities and Skills

    • Have an interest and commitment to the area of women’s rights and gender based violence
    • Have an empathetic nature
    • Be reliable and punctual
    • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Be able to carry out legal research
    • Show a commitment to the SWRC
    • Ascribe to a gendered analysis of violence against women and girls
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism and have regard to confidentiality at all times. 
    • Have experience working with vulnerable groups.

    Reports to: Megan Lafferty (JRS Solicitor), Kate Laverty (Law Clinic) and Katy Mathieson (Rape Crisis Scotland)