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Closing Date: 15 January 2021

Sexual Offence Legal Advocates (SOLA) X 3

Victim Support NI is a voluntary organisation which helps people affected by crime. We are recruiting for three SOLA’s as a part of a pilot scheme funded by the Department of Justice and stemming from the Gillen Review to provide publicly funded independent legal advice and advocacy to complainants in serious sexual offence cases.

The Gillen Review noted that a recurring criticism heard from complainants is that they often feel that they themselves are placed on trial as well as the accused. The Gillen Review concluded that a measure of publicly funded independent legal representation should be offered to complainants from the outset up to, but not including, the trial. 


Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Salary: £38,017.00 per annum pro rata

Duration: Fixed Term Contract 2 Years


The closing date for applications is Friday 15th January 2021 no later than 12:00noon.


For further information on the background of the pilot and the necessary skills and experience for the above role as well as application packs please contact:


Please note: Interviews will be held on W/C 25th January 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place remotely via Zoom.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black and Minority ethnic groups, disabled people and people from the LGBT community are currently under-represented in the board, we would particularly welcome applications from the above-mentioned communities and backgrounds. All appointments will be made on merit.

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