Hiring for a variety of legal roles

Since Release’s inception in 1967, the organisation has continuously and actively advocated for open access to justice for all individuals with a specific emphasis on substance misuse and dependency. By addressing the legal needs of people who use drugs and those in recovery the consequences can have a profound and positive affect not only for the individual but also for those who live, support and work with them. Reducing health and income inequalities’ significantly improves a person’s life chances and integration back into their community. Whilst legal services are available to the public via other sources, our client group will often be unable to access such services because of fear of stigma or discrimination.

Release currently operates legal outreach services in drug treatment services, sex work outreach projects, and homeless day centre, across nine London boroughs assisting over 1000 individuals every year. This non-judgmental service is an opportunity for clients of treatment centres to access the services of a legal adviser one afternoon a week. The service is free at the point of delivery and is not dependent on legal aid. All clients receive advice and assistance, and in some cases representation.

We also operate a national drugs and legal helpline, and produce a number of free informative publications for the public, and specialist guidance material aimed at professionals in the substance misuse and dependency field.

If you think you can make a difference as a Solicitor/Barrister, Legal Adviser, or Caseworker for Release then please read the relevant job description and person specification together with the application guidelines for details.

The successful candidate will have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check upon appointment.

For further information, or an informal and confidential discussion regarding the position, please contact the Head of Legal Services – Kirstie Douse  kirstie@release.org.uk

We are operating a rolling recruitment process – interviews will take place from January 2022. Applications for the positions are to be sent to recruitment@release.org.uk (attachments should be clearly denoted with the applicant’s name, and should not collectively exceed 5MB).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email of receipt.

 

Application Check List

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting Statement

(Please note: Total documents NOT to exceed six A4 sides)

 

If you think you can make a difference as a Solicitor/Barrister, Legal Adviser, or Caseworker for Release then please read the relevant job description and person specification together with the application guidelines for details.

 

Good luck!