Clan Childlaw
Clan Childlaw

Charity registered in Scotland SC039156

We aim to improve life chances for children and young people in Scotland by making sure that every young person in Scotland has access to the legal advice they need and by securing the recognition and enforcement of their rights in Scots Law.


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Clan Childlaw Voluntary Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Clan Childlaw is an award winning law centre, delivering legal advice and representation for children and young people in central Scotland. It provides information and guidance about children's rights and the law to children and young people, carers, and professionals.

Clan is directed by a Board which meets every 3 months. The Board aims to offer experience to Clan in law, the public and children’s sector, access to justice, accountancy and communications.

The Board is seeking to recruit 2 new members. This is a chance to join a group of committed and welcoming individuals and to work alongside a successful and ambitious law centre to help further its aims.

Applications are welcome from anyone with an interest in supporting the work of Clan. Applications would be particularly welcome from people with experience of law centres/access to justice and those with finance skills who have worked in industry or the third sector and may have experience of developing funding/revenue streams.

You can find more information on Clan and the work they do at clanchildlaw.org

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Child Law Projects Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,874 – £24,495
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2021

The postholder will be based in our Edinburgh office but some travel is an essential part of the job and the applicant should be able to attend our office in Glasgow and other locations throughout Scotland. Flexible working and TOIL are available. Currently due to Covid-19 restrictions, most Clan Childlaw staff are working at home; the postholder will be required to work flexibly in accordance with Government guidance and our health and safety policies at this time.

Length of contract: This post is funded for 2 years.

Background

Clan Childlaw is a law centre providing a unique legal and advocacy service for children and young people. We believe the law needs to work better for children and young people. We act to make this happen through our services.

Children’s Advocacy in Children’s Hearings - Legal Support Service

Clan Childlaw operate a legal information helpline for any child, young person, carer or professional to obtain legal information relating to a range of child law issues. We have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to create a legal support service building on the strengths of our existing legal information helpline model, to provide legal support to independent advocacy workers who are providing advocacy to children and young people at children’s hearings as part of the national practice model.

Strengthening the Legal and Children’s Sector in Scotland

We have been awarded funding by The Legal Education Foundation to help address gaps in knowledge of lawyers and children’s organisations in relation to providing specialist, child-centred legal help to children and young people in Scotland. Our aims are to improve practice, increase access to justice, build capacity, share learning across the UK and create career pathways to develop social welfare lawyers.

Child Law Network UK

Funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Clan Childlaw jointly lead to convene and facilitate a UK-wide practitioner led child law network, with emphasis on sharing expertise, building a peer support network, expanding the reach of good practice, and sharing learning on the practice of representing children.

Job Description

Supported by the Projects Manager, the person in this role will conduct the work of three projects effectively and efficiently, and ensure that young people, practitioners, and others can reliably access services provided by Clan Childlaw.

The postholder will also contribute to the wider outcomes of the organisation by providing support to training, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting to funders.

Membership of the PVG Scheme is essential for this role and the successful candidate will be required to apply for the scheme and produce an acceptable PVG Scheme Record.

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Housing Law Projects Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,874 – £24,495
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2021

The postholder will be based in our Edinburgh office but some travel is an essential part of the job and the applicant should be able to attend our office in Glasgow and other locations throughout Scotland.

Flexible working and TOIL are available. Currently due to Covid-19 restrictions, most Clan Childlaw staff are working at home; the postholder will be required to work flexibly in accordance with Government guidance and our health and safety policies at this time.

Length of contract: This post is funded for 2 years

Background

Clan Childlaw is a law centre providing a unique legal and advocacy service for children and young people. We believe the law needs to work better for children and young people. We act to make this happen through our services.

Street Legal

We have funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to use the law to help young people and families with children affected by homelessness in Edinburgh to realise their rights to housing and support, and to challenge decision makers when they do not meet their legal duty towards young people and families. Street Legal works in partnership with Shelter Scottish Housing Law Service to provide legal advice and representation to young people aged up to 25 years and families with children under the age of 18 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Scottish Care Leavers Housing Advice Service

We have recently been awarded funding from the Scottish Government Third Sector Homelessness Fund to support a new project enabling us to expand our existing housing law and care leavers’ rights work.

The project will provide our innovative person-centred legal outreach service to care experienced young people, including those preparing to leave care, who are aged up to 25, and who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness through living in temporary, unstable, or unsuitable accommodation after care. We will work to reduce the risk and incidence of homelessness amongst this group of young people by using our crossover expertise in housing law and care leavers rights to provide holistic legal interventions.

Through both projects we also provide training, second-tier advice, and our innovative supported advocacy model, enabling services that support young people affected by homelessness and those with experience of care, to advocate on their behalf to prevent homelessness, and permanently increase third-sector capacity to prevent youth homelessness.

Job Description

Supported by the Projects Manager, the person in this role will conduct the work of both projects effectively and efficiently, and ensure that young people, practitioners, and others can reliably access services provided by Clan Childlaw.

They will also contribute to the wider outcomes of the organisation by providing support to training, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting to funders.

The postholder will be part of the Projects Coordinator team.

Membership of the PVG Scheme is essential for this role and the successful candidate will be required to apply for the scheme and produce an acceptable PVG Scheme Record.

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Projects Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,874 – £24,495
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2021

The postholder will be based in our Edinburgh office but some travel is an essential part of the job and the applicant should be able to attend our office in Glasgow and other locations throughout Scotland. Flexible working and TOIL are available. Currently due to Covid-19 restrictions, most Clan Childlaw staff are working at home; the postholder will be required to work flexibly in accordance with Government guidance and our health and safety policies at this time.

Length of contract: This post is funded for 1 year.

Background

Clan Childlaw is a law centre providing a unique legal and advocacy service for children and young people. We believe the law needs to work better for children and young people. We act to make this happen through our services.

Clan Childlaw has several projects that have a focus on specific areas of law, that work to advance child-centred practice and through providing legal help, alleviate issues affecting the life chances of children and young people. Our projects include Street Legal and the Scottish Care Leavers Housing Advice Service which provide legal advice and representation to young people affected by homelessness; Care Leavers Law Service, Children’s Advocacy in Children’s Hearings Legal Support Service, Covid-19 Response Project, Child lawyering specialism, and Child Law Networks.

The projects are funded by various funding bodies, and each has specific aims & objectives and outcomes to achieve.

Scottish Care Leavers Housing Advice Service, Children’s Advocacy in Children’s Hearings Legal Support Service, and strengthening the legal and children’s sector in Scotland through Child lawyering as a specialism, are new projects where the postholder will contribute to the planning and setting up of some elements of service delivery.

Job Description

The projects each have a dedicated Project Coordinator. The person in this role will work within the Projects Coordinator team to provide additional support for the tasks and activities of the projects. The postholder will also support our training services, and monitoring and evaluation of the projects and of the wider work of the organisation. The person in this role will support Clan Childlaw’s work effectively and efficiently, and ensure that young people, professionals, and others can reliably access services provided by us. As well as being part of the Project Coordinators team, the postholder will be supported by the Projects Manager.

Membership of the PVG Scheme is essential for this role and the successful candidate will be required to apply for the scheme and produce an acceptable PVG Scheme Record.

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Administrator x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,874 – £27,000
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Clan Childlaw is Scotland's law centre for children and young people. If you want to be part of a team that works to make a difference in the lives of children and young people in Scotland, we are looking for one administrator to work in our Edinburgh office and one administrator to work in our Glasgow office. (although at present homeworking)

This is what one of the people who use our service said about us " Their approach, their ability to connect with young people, to link into their emotions is very good. They are so effective as communicators… … Clan work as part of a team and it’s all about the relationship. …”

We need people who can provide flexible administrative support for all our work to protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives. We want to hear from people who have excellent communication and organisation skills, administrative experience gained through working within a busy office environment and some experience with finance.

We are looking to recruit to two full time posts but we will consider applications from candidates seeking to work upwards of 21 hours per week provided that when appointed the days and hours will work in tandem with the rest of the Administration Team to provide full time cover of all administrative duties (availability can be discussed at interview).

Membership of the PVG Scheme is essential for this role and the successful candidate will be required to apply for the scheme and produce an acceptable PVG Scheme Record.

Initially the post is for an eighteen-month fixed term with funding being sought to extend/make permanent.

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Legal Policy Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow* (currently working from home)
  • Closing 26th October 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm and experience to lead Clan Childlaw’s policy work to create real and lasting change and make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Scotland. We are looking for someone who is passionate about children’s rights and who has excellent communication, influencing, and leadership skills. The successful candidate will lead development of Clan Childlaw’s policy position, and engage and influence stakeholders to protect and strengthen children’s rights in Scotland.

We are looking to recruit a full time role but we will consider applications from candidates seeking to work upwards of 21 hours per week. Initially the role is for an eighteen-month fixed term with funding being sought to extend/make permanent.

About Us

Clan Childlaw is Scotland's law centre for children and young people. Our mission is to protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives. We work with children and young people every day, so we can see when the law not working properly to protect children's rights. We have made a significant contribution to the realisation of human rights for children in Scotland and have led the way in strategic litigation of children’s rights issues.

To date, Clan Childlaw has successfully used the law to tackle a number of issues affecting children in Scotland, including sibling rights, right to privacy, access to justice, voice of the child, minimum age of criminal responsibility, impact of childhood offending in later life, and care leavers rights. We are committed to delivering on The Promise Scotland and to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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