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Rights of Women is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from women from a diversity of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from women from Black and minoritised backgrounds.

Rights of Women is a long established and well-respected national women’s charity, providing specialist legal advice and support to women at risk of, or experiencing all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Our vision is one of equality, justice and safety in the law for all women. We provide specialist legal advice, information, training, strategic case work in the areas of immigration, family, criminal and employment law.

Our team is made up of women with a range of skills and experience including specialist lawyers, office and project administrators and events coordinators. Find out more about our current team here.

Current Vacancies

Legal Officer – Employment Law

We are looking for a qualified woman* solicitor or barrister or CILEX member with experience of employment harassment and discrimination law to deliver our vital legal services for women as part of our employment law team.

The Legal Officer (Employment Law) is responsible for delivery of Rights of Women’s core services including providing legal advice on our ‘Sexual Harassment at Work’ telephone advice line, delivering training and writing publications. They also contribute to Rights of Women’s policy and influencing work, specifically related to our ‘Sexual Harassment at Work’ advice line and employment law and the management of the legal volunteers to the advice line.

Salary: £39,298 per annum

Hours: 35 hours (5 days) Monday – Friday inclusive.

Applications for part-time 28 hours (4 days) a week will also be considered.

Location: Flexible – home-based or hybrid (office and home-based) working available. Occasional travel requirement across England and Wales for meetings or delivery of training. The postholder will be required to attend the office** occasionally to attend work meetings.

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 17.00 GMT. We will contact applicants directly who we wish to interview to arrange a convenient time.

We are seeking a postholder to start as soon as possible and consequently will interview suitable candidates on an ongoing basis. 

We regret we are unable to provide feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted.

How to apply

Please provide us with an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (both documents no longer than 2 sides of A4 each) demonstrating how you meet the job and person specification (using the headings provided in the person specification) and how your education, experience and skills meet the requirements of the role.

Please note that we cannot consider applications from applicants who are not qualified lawyers entitled to a full practicing certificate in England or Wales.

We will rely on the information in the supporting statement to assess your suitability for interview and it is important to address all of the criteria. If you do not meet all the criteria, please provide comparable evidence to demonstrate your suitability. No assumptions on how you meet the criteria will be made from your CV.

Please complete the Essential Information Form, otherwise we will not be able to consider your application. To help us independently assess our recruitment process in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion complete the Equalities Monitoring form, which is not used for assessing your suitability. Both of these forms will be separated from your application on receipt and the shortlisting panel will not see them.

Please submit your application to [email protected] and if you have any queries,  please contact Mary McGloin, Operations Manager via the same email address.

Please refer to the following information when making your application:

LO (Employment Law) Job Description

LO (Employment Law) Person Specification

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Essential Information Form

*This post is open to women-only. Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1) applies

**The office is located in a women-only building where service users from a number of organisations attend on a daily basis


We are currently recruiting for volunteer legal advisers, find out more about how you can help.

We would like to recruit qualified women* solicitors or barristers with experience of family and criminal law and immigration and asylum law to volunteer on our telephone advice services. Find more information about volunteering with us here.

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies.

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