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Job ad: Freedom from Torture

Job ad: Freedom from Torture

The Medical Foundation Medico-Legal Report Service at Freedom from Torture is recruiting for the following new position:

Legal Officer

Contract: Permanent
Location: London
Part-Time: 14 hours per week
Salary: £14,654 p.a. (full-time equivalent salary £36,637) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Job Ref: VA89

The purpose of the role is to assist our medico-legal report service to provide support and consultation for doctors nationally. To ensure that medico-legal reports for use or potential use in legal proceedings are of good evidential value and meet the requisite standards.

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following skills:

  • Ability to present information clearly both orally and in writing to audiences who are not expert in the subject matter
  • Ability to give staff feedback on their work in a constructive and sensitive manner
  • Substantial experience and a proven track record of working with asylum seekers

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kofi Kuranchie at kkuranchie@freedomfromtorture.org.

For more details and to apply, please see the Freedom from Torture website:


Closing date: 3 December 2017 at midnight
Expected date of interviews: week beginning 11 December 2017

Please kindly note that the successful candidate must be available for mandatory training on 16 and 17 January 2018.

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