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Rights Advisor

Organisation: Working Families
Minimum of 22.5 hours (3 days or as agreed)
£29,000 - £34,000 FTE (£17,400 to £24,000 pro rata for 3 days)
Location: Remote, with up to one day per month working in London office
Deadline: 5 March, 2024

Working Families is the UK’s charity for working parents and carers and our mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace. Our work is needed more than ever; we hear from parents and carers who are struggling to get by and need to continue to work and provide for their families during a cost-of-living crisis. Access to flexible and secure work is key.

Our Legal Advice Service advises parents and carers through our comprehensive advice pages and free legal email and phone helpline and supports Working Families' rigorous research and campaigns which have shaped national policy in these areas.

Our team works at the forefront of access to justice for parents and carers at work. Many parents and carers find that the ‘system’ – including employers’ approaches to flexible working, available in-work benefits, leave and entitlement to time off - doesn’t allow them to work and care and thrive. We want to change that.

The purpose of your role within the legal advice team would be to help to equip the UK’s 13 million parents and carers with the tools they need to thrive in a system that often prevents them from doing so. If you have a strong commitment to justice, awareness of issues that parents and carers face and want to join a small dedicated team advising the UK’s parents and carers, we want to hear from you. 

Role overview

We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic adviser to join the legal advice team. Ideally, we are looking for an employment lawyer or an experienced employment rights adviser. The role could also suit someone who is not legally qualified but can demonstrate exceptional ability to grasp complex legal issues, and who has experience in advising on employment rights. We think flexible working should be the norm, not the exception. This role can be done flexibly. The number of hours worked each week and the days of work will need to be consistent, but we accept applicants who can commit to 22.5 hours each week.

More information

For a full job description and to apply for the role, please see: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/about-us/current-vacancies/

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Address: Working Families
c/o Buzzacott LLP
130 Wood Street
London
EC2V 6DL​

Email: advice@workingfamilies.org.uk

Tel: 020 3833 2050