Staff Vacancies

Principal Legal Officer, Employment

FRU provides representation in social entitlement and employment tribunals for people who can’t afford lawyers. We represent approximately 500 clients annually in tribunals across London and the South East.

Most of our work is done by approximately 300 volunteers, generally law students on the Bar Professional Training Course or the Legal Practice Course/SQE. They are supervised by our legal officers.  More information about FRU can be found at   

We are appointing a Principal Legal officer to lead on our employment work. The successful candidate will be a member of our senior team, contributing to the success of our whole service. The main job of the Principal Legal Officer is the training and supervision of the volunteers and Assistant Legal Officers when undertaking employment cases. There is scope to develop your own management and advocacy skills and contribute to policy work.

The role would suit an experienced employment law practitioner who has a passion for developing others and a commitment to maintaining our high standards.

Salary: £42,087 per year.

Interviews will be held on Monday 31 January 2022.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. 17th January 2022.

For further details and to apply please download the forms below.


If you wish to become a volunteer representative, please visit the Volunteer page to see if you are eligible, how to apply and the training procedure.