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.


Current vacancies

Legal Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Norton Park, Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2019

Can you help us influence law and policy affecting children and young people?

At Clan Childlaw we use what we learn from our legal work to identify how the law could work better for children and young people. Join our team as Legal Policy Officer to help coordinate and deliver our policy goals and drive change to improve outcomes for children and young people.

The Legal Policy Officer’s role is to coordinate and deliver legal policy outcomes relating to child law and children’s rights. You will work with policy team and solicitor colleagues to identify and influence changes to law and policy to improve outcomes for children and young people.

You will be based in our Edinburgh office, with occasional work from our Glasgow office as required, and, as necessary, other parts of Scotland.

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Street Legal Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,769 – £21,796
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th August 2019

Thanks to funding from National Lottery Community Fund we are looking for a Project Coordinator to help us set up and run an innovative partnership project between Clan Childlaw and Shelter Scotland which will assist, empower and support young people (aged up to 26) and families with children in the Edinburgh-area who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness so they can enforce their rights, take control of their lives and work towards achieving lasting change.

We are looking for someone who is motivated by the challenges of building on the success of our pilot and delivering outreach services and who is at their best working with others to help them solve problems and reach goals. We want to work with someone who is dependable, adaptable, cooperative, approachable and perceptive, with an understanding of young people and the issues they face.

The project aims to launch on September 30th 2019 and start accepting referrals in October 2019.

For further details of the project or any other queries regarding the post, please contact admin@clanchildlaw.org

Main responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the work of setting up and starting the new Street Legal project.
  • Co-ordinate the work of delivering the Street Legal project on a day-to-day basis.
  • Co-ordinate activities, resources, equipment and information for the Street Legal project.
  • One day a week, co-ordinate and assist with the work of the Care Leavers’ Law Service.
  • Set up and maintain recording systems and administrative procedures for the appropriate projects.
  • Be the point of contact for young people, families with children and practitioners using the Street Legal project.
  • Organise meetings, events and outreach work.
  • Co-ordinate with Shelter Scotland training team to organise training delivery to practitioners and arrange solicitor led workshops.
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the projects.
  • Contribute to building relationships with local providers of housing, support and advice services to young people.
  • Maintain websites and social media for the Street Legal project.

You will be based in our Edinburgh office but should be able to attend our Glasgow office and other locations throughout Scotland, and work outwith contractual office hours as business needs require. Flexible working and TOIL are available.

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Edinburgh Administrator

  • Part time
  • £21,796 pro-rata
  • Norton Park, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2019

The Administrator’s role is to ensure that the organisation runs effectively and efficiently to assist our solicitors, and project and policy-team staff, improve the lives of children and young people in Scotland.

You will be based in Edinburgh office (9-5pm, three days a week) with occasional travel to Glasgow, and work outwith contractual office hours, as business needs require. You will work in tandem with the Glasgow Administrator, who is employed three days a week, to carry out the Administrator’s job duties. Current business needs require the Edinburgh Administrator to work on Mondays, Fridays, and one other day, subject to negotiation. Flexible working and TOIL are available, based on business need.

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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