Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
This role will provide the individual with experience of working within a busy legal team supporting the work of an International NGO.
The role holder will be involved in working across a range of areas within the legal team (such as international programmes and compliance) and will use their existing legal knowledge to complement the skills and experience of the team.
Qualifications and experience
Have or be working towards a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
* Previous legal experience would be an advantage e.g. paralegals, trainee solicitors or junior qualified lawyers would be welcome to apply * Good research and analytical skills * Able to work independently and be able to take own initiative where required * Ability to work to tight deadlines and be able to prioritize tasks to meet tight and at times, varied deadlines * Team player and flexible, helpful, 'can-do' approach * Strong attention to detail * Excellent communication skills and fluency in the English language, both written and oral * Be comfortable in working across different cultures * Strong organisation and multi-tasking skills * A valid UK work permit * A commitment and interest in working within an NGO environment, specifically including Save the Children and its mission, vision and values
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 28th January 2013
How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided