Slaughter and May

Pro Bono Coordinator

Pro Bono Coordinator
We are recruiting for a Pro Bono Coordinator to join the Responsible Business department on a 12-month Fixed-term contract (FTC), based in the firm’s head office in London.

At a glance


Slaughter and May




London, United Kingdom

Job posted:

13 February 2024

We are recruiting for a Pro Bono Coordinator to join the Responsible Business department, based in the firm’s head office in London. This is a 12-month fixed-term contract, full time role reporting into the Pro Bono Lawyer.

The Responsible Business department is a collaborative, dynamic team leading on inclusion and social impact at the firm. The pro bono programme is a key pillar in the firm’s responsible business strategy and assists charities, social organisations and individuals in need with free legal advice.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about responsible business in a professional services environment and who has a particular interest in community investment and pro bono programmes. You will work closely with our Pro Bono Lawyer and you will be a key part of the team with opportunities for development. 

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role are set out below but there may be others that are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9.30am to 5.30pm.

  • Assist with the project management and delivery across our pro bono programme
  • Co-ordination of ad hoc pro bono events
  • Act as a point of contact for the team and respond to ad hoc queries as required
  • Build effective relationships with teams and colleagues across the firm, and external delivery
    partners and charity partners where required, to ensure projects are kept on track
  • Support data collection for evaluating the impact of the firm’s pro bono programmes
  • Maintain and file accurate records of pro bono matters, client projects and reports
  • Assist in the preparation of pro bono reports, track pro bono hours, projects and impacts
  • Collate and assist with the analysis of data to feed into impact measurement and reporting
  • Support the creation of processes and email templates to ensure a consistent approach
  • Provide the team with support as required
  • Coordinate communication campaigns and promotional activities, including for social media,
    newsletter articles and case studies
  • Assist with the organisation of internal and external events, which may include volunteer training
    and workshops, work insight programmes
  • Update content on the firm’s intranet and website
  • Support the arrangements for photography, recording and filming of appropriate events and
    projects and work with the firm’s in-house design team to produce promotional materials

The Successful Candidate

  • Ability to consistently produce high quality work and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be organised and methodical, able to keep a number of tasks or projects on track and complete them on time
  • Genuine interest in pro bono and knowledge of pro bono and how firms can use their lawyers’ legal skills for social impact
  • Demonstrate reliability under pressure, remaining positive, focused and effective
  • Able to form good relationships with a wide variety of people, both internally and externally and at all seniority levels
  • Resourceful and enterprising, using initiative to tackle unfamiliar problems
  • Ability to present information in a clear, wellstructured and logical way
  • Pragmatic in finding solutions to operational problems and able to troubleshoot and cope with last minute challenges
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Able to plan and prioritise own workload, seeking advice when necessary on what should take precedence
  • Able to work unsupervised, keeping manager and others well-informed
  • Contribute to an inclusive and co-operative working environment, making a fair contribution to the team and offering support to colleagues with their workload when needed
  • Computer literate and confident with MS Office (at least intermediate standard in Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 
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