Recruitment

Pro Bono Community is a registered charity that has developed specialised training programmes for students, trainees and lawyers specialising in the practical skills involved in delivering free legal advice and areas of social welfare law. In conjunction with the training, the charity coordinates volunteering placements at Law Centres and other advice agencies. The charity’s activities include a number of grant-funded projects including running its own digital advice clinic assisting clients with welfare benefits appeals.

We are looking for individuals to join our team who share our aims and mission and are driven to make them a reality.

PBC is seeking freelance trainers

Pro Bono Community (PBC) is a registered charity which provides specialised training aimed at equipping lawyers, trainees and law students with the skills and expertise to become effective volunteers in Law Centres and advice agencies.

We are seeking talented and experienced freelance trainers with expertise in one or more areas of social welfare law including welfare benefits, housing, employment, debt, family, immigration and consumer law. Ideally, trainers will have practical experience of working in Law Centres and advice agencies as well as extensive training experience. PBC’s training is dynamic and interactive so we are looking to work with trainers who can engage with different types of attendees and make complex subjects accessible.

All our training is bespoke and tailored to the needs of individual clients. Fees are negotiable and based on the number of sessions in a programme which typically will involve a series of 90-120-minute lectures delivered weekly or over the course of one or more days. In some instances, PBC may require new training materials to be drafted for which a separate fee will be negotiated.

If you are interested in joining PBC’s roster of freelance trainers, please send expressions of interest with details of experience to bill@probonocommunity.org.uk