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Immigration & Asylum
Position: Project Director

The Immigration and Asylum Project aims to support asylum seekers who lack the funds to make an asylum claim. This year, the project is working with the British Red Cross and New Evidence Search Team (NEST), volunteering with their Refugee Services team. This role involves working on asylum cases, working directly with the client and other team members.

Learn more about the Immigration & Asylum Project

Pro Bono President

Role Description

We are looking for a dedicated and organised member of the Pro Bono Committee to take on the role of President for the upcoming year! The President co-ordinates the direction of the society, oversees all the projects and events as well as represents the society as a whole.

Key Responsibilities

  • Decide the direction of the Pro Bono society for the academic year and lead the committee to achieve this

  • Oversee the work of the 12 projects and support the Directors to achieve their aims

  • Lead the executive team to ensure the smooth running of the society; including setting the budget, overseeing the management of events and administrative tasks

  • Represent the society at events and meetings

  • Organise events such as the Meet & Greet and Commemoration Evening

  • Maintain connections with local legal professionals and update our academic liaisons

  • Ensure the Pro Bono society meets the requirements of a Student Group and attend development meetings with the Students Union

  • Ensure the wellbeing and opportunities of all society members and deal with issues that arise

  • Obtain sponsorship

Requirements

  • You must have spent at least 1 year on the Pro Bono Committee to apply

  • You must be a paid member of Pro Bono

Secretary

Role Description

We are looking for an organised, diligent individual to run for the role of secretary! The secretary is responsible for the majority of the administrative tasks that are required for the smooth running of the society and the projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Arranging committee meetings

Ensuring a location is booked

Prepare agenda with the President

Take detailed minutes during the meeting and distribute them after the meeting (within 24 hours)

  • Booking venues for Project Directors as needed – for meetings, events, etc.

Following up with Room Bookings and Student Union for particular venues/events

  • Assist with recruitment

Sit in interviews and take notes

  • Maintain regular attendance at Pro Bono events

Work with the executive team and the general society as required

Requirements

  • You must be a paid member of Pro Bono

Events Coordinator

Role Description

We are looking for an ambitious and organised person to run for the role of Events Co-ordinator! The Events Co-ordinator plans our Annual Meet & Greet, Society Lecture, Awards Evening etc. organises society events and supports the projects with administration for their events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain regular attendance at Pro Bono events

  • Work with the executive team and the general society as required

  • Ensure forms are filled out in a timely manner for events

  • Arrange the Great Legal Walk

  • Support individual project events where applicable

  • Arranging the society socials - society meal, etc.

  • Assist with the preparation for Commemoration evening

  • Be key point of contact with the SU for all event related issues

Requirements

  • You must be a paid member of Pro Bono

Publicity Officer

Role Description

We are looking for an outgoing and creative person to run for the role of Publicity Officer! The Publicity Officer is mainly responsible for engaging and informing members via our social media channels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce engaging and up to date publicity for the society

  • Be first point of contact for all project specific publicity officers

  • Coordinate the social media pages – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin

  • Maintain regular attendance at Pro Bono events and ensure there is effective publicity engagement at events

  • Be enthusiastic and approachable

  • Work with the executive team and the general society as required

Requirements

  • You must be a paid member of Pro Bono

Recruitment Officer

Role Description

This role ideally suited to someone looking to gain experience in a HR role. The Recruitment Officer will be an independent moderator of the society recruitment, ensuring interview guidelines and complaints procedures are up to date and maintained. As Recruitment Officer, you will be working extensively alongside your fellow Recruitment Officer to coordinate recruitment throughout the year, primarily in September and January.

 

Key Requirements

  • Communicate with Publicity Officer and Webmaster to ensure material is posted on time

  • In charge of the ‘Blind Application Process,’ organising interviews with directors and ensuring Diversity and Inclusion is at the core of the process

  • Ensure flyers have been ordered

  • Record and update membership payments

  • Record and update recruitment spreadsheet

  • Have knowledge of the interview guidelines

  • Manage the complaints procedures with recruitment

Requirements

  • You must be a paid member of Pro Bono

Wellbeing & Inclusion Ambassador

Role Description

We are looking for an approachable and reliable person to run for the role of Wellbeing & Inclusion Ambassador! In this role it is important that you are comfortable signposting and supporting members in any issues that may arise, as well as ensuring that as a society we have a clear commitment to inclusion.

Key Requirements

  • Maintain regular attendance at Pro Bono events

Especially at events that may be sensitive or controversial in nature

  • Ensure the overall wellbeing of society members

  • Be the point of contact for those struggling with the commitment to the project

  • Be able to sign post appropriately

  • Ensuring inclusion

  • Assist with interview process

Requirements

  • You must be a paid member of Pro Bono