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Volunteer Advice Caseworker Scheme 2018-19 Applications are now open

Are you a Postgraduate Law Student who is interested in gaining valuable work experience and transferrable skills giving advice and supporting clients?

If so do consider applying for our Volunteer Advice Caseworker Programme, and be quick, as applications close on 25 October.

In its second consecutive year the Union Advice Volunteer Programme is a really exciting project which seeks to give opportunities to, and develop students in a professional environment. The Programme creates space for students to learn and build experience in a number of areas which will be useful to them in their future career. This particular role is ideal for post-graduate Law students, however other applications will be considered.

Our volunteers are at the heart of the Union Advice Service and whilst we seek to grow students through training and development we could not deliver such a highquality service without them. As part of our Programme all volunteer Advise Caseworkers receive full training to ensure they have the skills needed to help students deal with their issues. 

They are supported and supervised as they begin to give advice and will gain feedback for development over the year. Advice Caseworkers do all or some of this:

  • Find out key points of a student’s problem;
  • Find out what the problem is and help them to understand self-help information so they can act for themselves;
  • Help students fill out relevant forms or write statements in order to support their case;
  • Develop an understanding of University regulations and procedures in order to practically apply them to day to day work;
  • Maintain accurate case notes of interactions using our Case Management System;
  • Assist the Union Advice team to carry out other duties to ensure visibility of the service across the University.

This role is an excellent addition to legal training, providing an opportunity to provide advice to clients.

Click here for more information about this year’s programme and how to apply.