The UK legal sector is one of the country’s great success stories, with many of the world’s largest and most commercially successful firms headquartered here.
They are complex international organisations which require high-calibre support in areas such as HR, IT, Finance, Marketing and Business Development, Risk, Knowledge Management, Facilities Management and much more.
We estimate that around 30,000 people are now employed in non-legal roles within the top 100 UK law firms. They are smart, motivated and keen to help.
Our aim is to connect that pool of talent with the third sector. If your organisation has a legal or organisational structure that ensures this public benefit is at the core of your operations (for example, is a charity, educational body, social enterprise or non-profit) we want to hear from you.
We administer applications to advertise roles on our site through our partners at Reach Volunteering. For more information and to register with them, please click here.
If you have any questions that aren’t listed, please click below to get in touch with us.
We operate in collaboration with Reach Volunteering, a leading skills-based volunteering charity which helps third sector organisations find skilled personnel for voluntary assignments and trustee roles. Unlike other volunteering services, our focus is very-much on helping skilled professionals find opportunities which relate directly to their professional skillsets and experience.
Fifth Day aims to connect people with opportunities. We advertise opportunities which you are then free to sign-up to through the Reach Volunteering platform. This process only takes a few minutes and no CV is required – a LinkedIn profile will do.
New opportunities come up regularly. You can sign-up to receive opportunities which are directly relevant to your skillset by enail here.
Light-touch vetting of organisations is undertaken by our partners at Reach Volunteering. Organisations which seek to access support will be asked to supply evidence of their status, for instance, a charity number, social enterprise directory entry or articles of association – full criteria can be found here. However, we would very-much encourage volunteers to satisfy themselves of the status and objectives of any organisations they choose to apply to work with.
We welcome applications from third sector organisations to offer roles through the site. This process is administered through our partners at Reach Volunteering, and you can find out how to promote roles here.
We offer a corporate membership scheme for legal and professional services firms who want to promote pro bono opportunities among their business operations (ie. Finance, IT, Business Development and Marketing, HR, Facilities, Risk, Knowledge, etc) staff. No fees are involved, and you can find out more about membership here.