Volunteering and Job Opportunities

Joining the NCDV Team

NCDV offers various volunteer opportunities for anyone who wishes to join our team and contribute to the service. The most popular and consistently available opportunity is the McKenzie Friend role, though other roles open from time to time (see below).

All applications are welcome. Due to high demand and service standards however NCDV cannot accept all applications.

Please use the below contact details for all further enquiries.



Contact NCDV

We anticipate many questions can be answered by reading the information available in the volunteering opportunities section of this website and therefore ask that you first use the above links to access this information before contacting NCDV. Please make sure that you do not use the NCDV emergency 0800 number to make enquiries about volunteering as this line need to be free for emergency inquiries.

To enquire please email to the details below.

Many thanks.

Contact:   volunteer@ncdv.org.uk


Job opportunities at our head office in Guildford, Surrey.

In-House Supervising Solicitor


Looking for an alternative to the traditional legal setting?

Looking to advance your career at a faster pace?

Do you want to be part of a unique, expanding and innovative legal service provider?

For the first time, the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) is looking to introduce a legal presence within its Guildford office.


You will be an experienced supervising solicitor specialising in Family Law and, in particular, Domestic Violence cases. A confident communicator, you will have a proactive approach to problem solving and experience with a fast paced Legal Aid case load. You should be;

  • driven and ambitious
  • a qualified Solicitor with a solid academic background; either:
    • a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme;
    • a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme; or
  • a Resolution Accredited Specialist or have successfully completed Part I (core assignment) of the Resolution Specialist Accreditation Scheme.
  • Be highly professional and dedicated, willing to commit to NCDV’s continued growth and success


We are not a traditional law firm. We offer a modern and dynamic working environment where client satisfaction and protection of the vulnerable comes first.  Having revolutionised the process of emergency injunctions for victims of domestic abuse, we are looking to expand our services through our ABS conversion. We deliver a fast and efficient service that is free for our clients irrespective of their financial circumstances. There are no other organisations out there who provides a service like ours.


What happens now?

If you would like further information before applying please contact hr@ncdv.org.uk


Alternatively you can apply with an up to date CV.


Paralegal/Trainee Opportunities

About Us

For the first time, the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) are able to offer full time Trainee Paralegal Opportunities based at our London/Guildford offices where you will join a highly skilled and motivated workforce.

NCDV is the leading organisation in the UK helping protect victims of domestic abuse by obtaining emergency civil injunctions on their behalf. NCDV provides a free, fast emergency service to those in need regardless of their financial circumstances. We offer a modern and dynamic working environment where client satisfaction and protection of the vulnerable comes first.

About the role

This is a unique opportunity for someone looking to either gain legal experience and/or enhance existing paralegal skills gained in private practice. Specialising in family law injunctions the successful paralegal can look forward to having a high level of responsibility as part of managing a case load. You will receive full training in order to feel confident in working directly with victims of domestic abuse and provide legal support from the first instruction to preparing the application for Court, delivering exceptional client service.

About You

  • You have a law degree with a strong academic background
  • A proactive approach with an ability to work independently
  • Communicate effectively, positively & professionally
  • Practical, calm & common sense approach to problem solving
  • Excellent computer literacy skills

The benefits

  • Full, in-house training
  • Automatic enrolment pension
  • Salary £17,000 – £18,000

If you would like further information before applying please contact hr@ncdv.org.uk