Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)
Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) is an advice and campaigning charity working across London to solve problems within the social security and welfare benefits system.
Z2K offers free advice and support for people across London on issues such as debt, homelessness and disability benefits. They are also active in campaigning for the improvement of government policies relating to welfare and poverty both locally and nationally.
King's Legal Clinic is partnering up with Z2K to offer students the opportunity to be trained up as Tribunal volunteer representatives to assist clients with social welfare cases.
This is a great opportunity to begin developing key advocacy and written skills that will serve as a good foundation for a future career in legal practice - particularly for students interested in a career at the bar!!!
What will I be doing as a Tribunal volunteer representative with Z2K?
Whi is eligible to apply?
As a volunteer representative you will be:
- Interviewing clients;
- Drafting submissions; and
- Providing clients with representation at their First-Tier tribunal hearing.
You will gain first hand experience of public law issues and the practicalities of navigating the court system when appealing against governmental decisions.
How can I apply?
We are looking for 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year undergraduates or postgraduate students to help assist with this project. You must be enrolled on a programme with The Dickson Poon School of Law to apply.
Please note we require you to provide us with personal information to enable us to assess your eligibility for the project.
We will only use your personal information for the purposes of assessing your suitability for the project. We will delete your information within 28 days of notifying you of whether you have been successful in the first round of selection or not.
Applications to become a Z2K tribunal volunteer representative open Friday 11 January 2019.
Please see below for the recruitment schedule:
- Opening date for applications - Friday 11 January 2019
- Closing date for applications - 17:30 pm on Friday 25 January 2019
Successful applicants will be required to attend the Z2K training day:
- Date - Wednesday 6 February 2019
- Location - King's College London, Room TBC
We hope to inform all successful applicants of their place on the training programme by 1 February 2019.
For more information about the volunteering opportunity with Z2K, please download and carefully read the Z2K Volunteer Representative Advert 2019 and the Z2K Letter of Interest Criteria 2019.
To apply to become a Z2K Tribunal volunteer representative, email your letter of interest (no more than one page of A4) along with a copy of your CV to our Legal Clinic Coordinator Deborah Acquaah (firstname.lastname@example.org).