Casework Volunteer Application Form

Before completing this form please read the Person Specification and Information Sheet pertaining to the role of Casework Volunteer available on our website.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Availability: Please indicate the day(s) for which you are available to volunteer each week. You will volunteer on the same day each week.

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* 3. Conflict check: If you are conflicted from assisting Advocate as a Casework Volunteer in any of the ways set out below, please contact us using the following email address: ltalbot@weareadvocate.org.uk to see whether you may apply for the volunteer role.

Please select any statement which applies to you:

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* 4. Legal training: In order to be a Casework Volunteer with Advocate, you must have completed at least one year of law-related study or work. Please explain how you satisfy this criterion, (max. 500 characters).

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* 5. Relevant Employment History: Please tell us about your two most recent employment positions (max. 500 characters per position). Voluntary work can be added in answer to question six.

You should include the dates you started and ended your employment; your employer's name; your position and; a description of your duties as relevant to this volunteer position.

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* 6. Voluntary History: Please tell us about your previous and/or current volunteering positions (max. 500 characters per position). You do not need to fill all five response boxes.

You should include the dates you started and ended volunteering; the name of the organisation you volunteered with; your position and; a description of your duties as relevant to this volunteer position.

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* 7. Relevant Skills: With examples of your skills and experience, please demonstrate how you believe you satisfy the Casework Volunteer Person Specification (see additional documents on our website).

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* 8. Summary Writing Exercise A (max 1000 characters):
 
You will be predominantly writing case summaries derived from applicant documents.

In order for Advocate to assess your summary writing potential, please summarise Advocate’s application process, for those individuals seeking the assistance of a volunteer barrister.  This should include who is eligible to apply, how they can apply and what happens after their application is received.  You may structure this as you wish.

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* 9. Summary Writing Exercise B (max 500 characters):

Please tell us where you consider Advocate fits into the Justice System

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* 10. References: Please give the details of two (2) people that can act as your referees. One of these people should be your law tutor (or similar) and the other person should be someone who is not a close friend or family member who can act as a character witness. You can fill in your second reference in answer to question ten. 

Please ensure that you tell these people that you have given them as referees.

References will be sought after successful interview.  References:

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* 11. Reference 2

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* 12. How did you learn of this vacancy?

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* 13. Interviews:  

Interviews will take place on the dates below, at a fixed time between 9am and 5pm. The interview will be approximately 20 minutes long on Zoom. 

 
Should you be successful for interview, please indicate your availability for the time slots as indicated. If you are currently unaware of your availability, please leave this section blank.

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