Civil Rights First
Civil Rights First

Charity registered in Scotland SC048403

We aim to promote social justice with delivery to everyone in society, through a valued, tailored advice and effective advocacy service.

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Specialist Legal Adviser CRF

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Home based
  • Closing 30th September 2022

CRF is a new and innovative charity, Civil Rights First is an access to justice charity; providing advice and representative service to everyone in society. We aim to promote social justice with delivery to everyone in society, through a valued, tailored advice and effective advocacy service enhancing lives and connecting communities through diverse services in a variety of areas including vulnerable people, carers, mental wellbeing, marginalised groups, Third Sector support and volunteering. Every year CRF enhances the lives of people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

CRF is seeking to recruit a Specialist Legal Adviser/Solicitor to support the organisation through the next stage of its strategic development. As an established and dynamic charity, we have five years experience of service across a variety of areas. It is essential that we continue to deliver our core services to the highest standards whilst increasing our profile, developing our income streams, and realising our strategic vision.

The successful candidate will be a creative, inspiring, and self-motivated individual who can provide vision, deliver results, and act as an ambassador for the values of both the organisation and in the voluntary sector more widely. They will be a strong and effective communicator with a proven record of specialist advice in legal matters, with leadership qualities, strategic development, and the delivery of an organisation’s goals and objectives.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the operational control of CRF and is accountable for the overall results of the organisation to the CRF Board. Our CEO is responsible for developing and implementing our business plans to realise our vision, overseeing service delivery, and for ensuring that CRF has the financial sustainability and profile to be successful in a changing environment. Bringing out the best in the committed staff and volunteer team; delivering the strategic aims for CRF in a creative and inspiring way that encourages the engagement of others.

The specialist adviser will report to the CEO, assisting them in their responsibility for the effective financial, legal, and moral governance of CRF.