Matrix strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff, members and trainees. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and those who are LGBT+, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the job.
Please read our information on our Equality & Diversity activities to see what we do to promote equality.
We currently have two vacancies.
Media and Information Law Practitioners
The Matrix Media and Information Group covers a wide range of work in the private and public law fields, including defamation, privacy, data protection and freedom of information. As well as mainstream media work, there are considerable areas of cross over with the Matrix public law, commercial, employment and crime and due process teams.
In accordance with our policy of controlled growth we now wish to recruit additional senior members to complement our existing team. Applications are invited from senior practitioners with experience of practice in the field of media and information law.
The successful candidates will need to demonstrate that they are outstanding Media and Information practitioners who support the core values of Matrix.
Interested? What Now?
Applicants are asked to send their CV and Equality & Diversity monitoring form to Lindsay Clarke at email@example.com along with a covering letter outlining their aspirations for future practice, their reasons for applying to Matrix and a demonstration of their commitment to Matrix’s Core Values.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Potential applicants who wish to discuss their application may contact, in confidence, the Media and Information Group Co-Ordinator, Hugh Tomlinson QC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm, Friday 29th May 2020
Please note that due to current social distancing restrictions as a result of Covid-19, interviews are likely to be conducted via video-link.
Office Cover Panel
We are currently looking to expand our pool of Office Cover Panel. Those on the Office Cover Panel will be required to cover a varied number of roles in Matrix depending on staff absences and limited resources.
The nature of this role means that there are no fixed hours or number of days to work per year. Members of the panel would be contacted when there is a business need, such as temporary increased work load or staff shortages. Because the work is sporadic, members of the panel will be contacted, often at short notice, to see if they are available to come into the office. The Office Cover Panel will be effectively “on call”.
Interested? What now?
Please send a CV, cover letter and the completed Equality & Diversity monitoring form to Lindsay Clarke at recruitment @matrixlaw.co.uk or via hard copy to Matrix, Griffin Building, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5LN.
Please note that CVs/cover letters will be anonymised prior to the shortlisting process.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Matrix strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and members, including supporting flexible working. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector. We will make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the position.
Information for disabled candidates
Matrix offers guaranteed interviews to applicants who are disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010, provided they meet the minimum requirements of the position for which they have applied. If you are a disabled applicant and wish to take advantage of this scheme it may be necessary to inform the individuals who assess applications for this post that you are disabled. If you wish to take advantage of the guaranteed interview scheme and are happy for your disabled status to be disclosed to the assessors, please mention this in your cover letter. If you are a disabled person and you prefer not to disclose this fact to the individuals who assess applications then you do not have to mention it on your cover letter, however this may mean that you cannot be guaranteed an interview even if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.
Should you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments or anything else relating to a disability in connection with this recruitment exercise, in confidence and with someone unconnected to the recruitment process, please contact Matrix’s Disability Officer: Mathew Purchase on 020 7404 3447.