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Vacancy - Advice Line Adviser

Public Concern at Work is the whistleblowing charity. Established in 1993, we have led the new approach to whistleblowing that - both at home and abroad - recognises the key role it can play in anticipating and avoiding serious risks that arise in and from the workplace.

Public Concern at Work aims to help make whistleblowing work so that dangers, wrongdoing and serious risks that threaten the public good are deterred or at least detected before serious damage is caused. We pursue this aim through our free confidential advice line, the support and services we provide to organisations, our policy work and our public education activities. Through these activities we promote the role of whistleblowing in furthering organisational accountability, individual responsibility and public confidence. All our activities help to promote the public interest and are for the public good in that they benefit citizens, consumers, patients, regulators, shareholders, tax payers and the vulnerable, both individually and collectively.

We were closely involved in setting the scope and detail of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), which provides a framework for the promotion and protection of public interest whistleblowing. We monitor the operation of the Act in the workplace and in the legal system and we promote its approach to corporate and public governance across the UK and abroad.

This vacancy

Job: Advice Line Adviser
Closing date: Midnight 27 July 2017
Interviews scheduled: Week commencing 14 August 2017

Contract Type: 12-month contract
Hours: Full-time
Location: Borough, London
Salary: £21,000 plus pension scheme contribution

This post will provide a great opportunity for someone with a legal qualification, an interest in public service and a good grasp of the public interest. Our Advisers are the first port-of-call for workers who are concern about malpractice or wrongdoing in the workplace, and their duties include:

• assessing and providing initial help to callers
• assisting our senior advisers, and in time, advising on public concerns
• referring callers outside our remit to appropriate agencies
• maintaining a database and paper files on client concerns
• arranging and helping to conduct feedback surveys
• assisting our business support team
• supporting our media work
• assisting with public speaking and training
• monitoring cases brought under the Public Interest Disclosure Act
• legal and public policy research and writing
• assisting in the general administration of the office.

For this post, you should have:
• a legal qualification
• experience of advice work and record keeping
• sound judgement
• ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with people from different backgrounds
• experience of Microsoft Office

To work at Public Concern at Work you should also have:
• a commitment to the charity’s objectives and work
• a readiness to take responsibility and to ask when you don’t know
• self-motivation and initiative
• the ability to stay calm under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
• interpersonal skills to work in a small office
• a commitment to the charity’s equal opportunities policy

To apply please complete the application form and return to Roger Easy via email or post to:

Roger Easy
Head of Legal Services
Public Concern at Work
7-14 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4YR

If you have any questions please contact Head of Legal Services Roger Easy on 0203 117 2520 or email