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VOLUNTEER / SUPPORT

Current Opportunities 

We always welcome new people and organisations who are keen to get involved with Big Voice London in some way. Please have a look at our current opportunities for volunteers and supporters and get in touch if you believe you can help.

Coordinators

Responsibilities:

As a Coordinator, you would work alongside a group of three other Coordinators and the CEO organising and running the programmes and events for the students. This will include tasks such as student and volunteer recruitment, liaising with venues, sponsors, supporters, volunteers and students.

Evidence of strong organisational skills is desirable.

 

Most importantly however we are looking for committed individuals who are passionate about assisting with increasing social mobility in the legal profession and who enjoy working with and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.

When and Where:

 

Predominantly working remotely via email, however will be required to attend the weekly student sessions. Our programmes primarily take place in evenings between 6-8pm on Thursday evenings at the University of Law in Moorgate, London, with the exception of the Summer School which is hosted by Linklaters LLP in their London office and takes place every evening between 6-8pm for one week at the beginning of August. The evening schedule of our programmes makes this volunteer role well suited to both students who are studying and in classes during the day and for individuals in full time employment.

We are ideally looking for people to commit for a minimum of three months.

​To apply, please click here to complete an application form. Applications are accepted and interviewed on a rolling basis, however we are presently looking for candidates for this role.

 

Group Leaders​

Responsibilities:

You would work with a class of A-Level students to teach them the chosen subject and guide them through a critical analysis of law. Depending on the project, you are likely to be tasked with finding expert speakers, listening to the students' ideas and helping them to prepare for a debate and possibly produce a final report.

Desirable experience:

1. Law student or graduate (including LLB, LLM, LPC, BPTC, GDL, PhD etc.)

2. Evidence of previous pro bono work or teaching experience

Most importantly however we are looking for committed individuals who are passionate about assisting with increasing social mobility in the legal profession and who enjoy working with and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.

When and where:

Our programmes primarily take place in evenings between 6-8pm on Thursday evenings at the University of Law in Moorgate, London, with the exception of the Summer School which is hosted by Linklaters LLP in their London office and takes place every evening between 6-8pm for one week at the beginning of August. The evening schedule of our programmes makes this volunteer role well suited to both students who are studying and in classes during the day and graduates in full time employment.

​To apply, please click here to complete an application form. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however positions will not be allocated until vacancies arise; usually this will be in the weeks prior to the commencement of a project.

Moot Mentors​

We are once again offering our students the opportunity to compete in our Mooting Competition in association with the Supreme Court. A "moot" simulates a court hearing (usually an appeal), in which participants analyse a fictional case, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions and then present an oral argument. 

 

We are looking for law students or recent graduates (including LLB, LLM, LPC, BPTC, GDL, PhD etc.) to act as Moot Mentors. Successful applicants will moot alongside A-Level students which Big Voice London works with and will act as mooting partners/mentors throughout the competition. This structure builds both the students' and Moot Mentors' advocacy skills, knowledge of the law and research skills, while also enabling Moot Mentors to give back to those just starting out in their journey into law.

The competition will begin on Thursday 20 February 2020 between 6-8pm at the University of Law, Moorgate, London, with a training session, where you will be taught all about mooting. The schedule for the competition is as follows:

Tuesday 25 February 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: A preparation session for the mock moot.

Thursday 27 February 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: A mock moot round: You will be given the chance to test your mooting skills in a practice round. No one can get knocked out of the competition in this round.

Tuesday 3 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: A preparation session for Round One.

Thursday 5 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: Round One: 18 teams take part in 9 moots. This round will be judged by undergraduate and postgraduate law students.

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: A preparation session for the Quarter Final.

Thursday 12 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: Quarter Final: 12 teams take part in 6 moots. This round will be judged by legal professionals.

Tuesday 17 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: A preparation session for the Semi Final.

Thursday 19 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law, Moorgate: Semi Final: 8 teams take part in 4 moots. This round will be judged by legal professionals.

Thursday 26 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the University of Law Moorgate: A preparation session for the Final.

​Tuesday 31 March 2020, 6-8pm, at the UK Supreme Court: Final: 2 teams take part in 1 moot. This round will be judged by a UK Supreme Court Justice.

​To apply, please click here to complete an application form. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Sunday 26 January 2020. 

Please note...

Please note that all of our volunteer vacancies are unpaid and that all Big Voice London staff and management work on a volunteer basis. 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch via email at: applications@bigvoicelondon.co.uk. 

Other support

Big Voice London is run entirely on the generosity of various individuals and organisations. We are fortunate to have a variety of support, from institutions such as the Supreme Court and the Magic Circle law firm Linklaters LLP. 

 

The format of that support is equally varied and includes:

 

  • Direct financial support in the form of a donation

  • Provision of free services (for example we currently receive publishing services from Lexis Nexis)

  • Support and sponsorship of specific events (for example Linklaters support of our annual Summer School)

 

If you believe that you or your organisation would be able to help us in one of these ways, or in a more informal capacity, please do get in touch, either by filling in the form below or by emailing info@bigvoicelondon.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.