The Unit is an equal opportunities employer. Please include a separate Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your Application  Form.



Volunteer and Administration Coordinator

An opportunity exists for an individual who is experienced in coordinating and supervising office volunteers and providing administrative support to a busy and small team. You must be driven to help vulnerable people, remain calm under pressure and provide guidance and support when necessary. You will have strong communication and organisation skills and possess scrupulous attention to detail. You must be confident and comfortable talking to all levels of stakeholders on a daily basis. You will report to the Head of Casework.

This is a full-time role on a permanent basis.

For the job description, person specification and application form please click here. For a copy of the Equal Opportunities Form, see above.

Salary:                   £22,000 - £24,000 per annum
Location:               London
Closes:                  Midnight 2nd September 2018
Interviews:            6th & 7th September 2018
Start date:             Start date ASAP
Reporting to:        Head of Casework 


Office Volunteering

Casework Volunteers at the Bar Pro Bono Unit

1st October 2018 – 1st February 2018

The Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Academic Year Casework Volunteers at our office in The National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London.

This is a fantastic opportunity to obtain unique exposure to the Bar as a profession and to a wide range of areas of law. You will also learn a great deal about the practical working of the courts and the needs of litigants in person which should complement your studies.

You will be assisting the caseworkers one day per week, over a four month period.  Tasks will include:

  • Drafting case summaries, using the case papers provided by individuals who need legal assistance; these case summaries are then used by experienced barristers when reviewing the file
  • Drafting case allocation summaries which are used to try to find volunteer barristers around the country to take on the case on a pro bono basis.
  • Taking telephone calls from the public and providing updates to existing applicants


Closing date:            11:00pm Monday 27th August 2018

Interviews:                 Week Commencing 10th September 2018

Start Date:                1st  October 2018

Training:                    Week Commencing 24th September 2018



You must have completed at least one year of law-related study or law-related work. Voluntary sector and office experience is preferred but not essential. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at our office mid-September.  If you are selected you must be available to attend a training session the week commencing 24th September 2018.


Previous volunteer’s feedback:

"I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in pursuing a legal career to try and spend some time with the BPBU. Not only does it look great on your CV, it also helps you hone crucial skills such as succinctly summarising the key facts of a case and identifying the relevant legal issues, something that should stand you in good stead for any pupillage or training contract interviews. The staff are all wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and whilst a key benefit is the range of areas you will experience (anything from Defamation to Child Protection), they will also accommodate specific requests to see more work in certain areas. Ultimately you are doing genuinely important work that makes a material difference to people's lives, whilst being supplied with copious amounts of tea and cake. What's not to like?"


Supporting Documents

To apply please send the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to by 11pm on Monday 27th August 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered. 

As a small charity with limited staff and resources we are not able to provide feedback or discuss the volunteering positions with you.

The Unit is an equal opportunities employer.


There are no available vacancies at this time.


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The Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Academic Year Casework Interns in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London. The internship is for the seven month period from week commencing 24th October through to 2nd June 2017 for one day a week. - See more at: