RollOnMonday is a joint venture between the legal website rollonfriday.com and the homeless charity St Mungo’s.
Law firms and related businesses such as BPP Law School and the University of Law offer employment to candidates who have been homeless, wherever the firm has need for them. Candidates work for two weeks on expenses only. At the end of the two weeks there is an expectation that they will be retained for a further six months on at least the London of National Living Wage. At the end of the six months there is a hope but certainly not an expectation that the candidates may be kept on permanently.
More than 60 candidates have already gone through the scheme, the majority of which are now in full time employment. Firms which have taken on multiple candidates include, but are not limited to, Burges Salmon, Clifford Chance, DWF, Freshfields, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Shearman & Sterling, Travers Smith, White & Case and Weil Gotshal. New work clothing has been kindly provided by Marks & Spencer, Next and Primark.
RollOnMonday has been incredibly successful in London, and following a substantial donation from Osborne Clarke is now rolling out across the UK.
If any firm is interested in taking on a candidate please go to http://www.mungos.org/corporate_supporters/rollonmonday to read more, or contact Hayley.Conboy@mungos.org