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Human Rights Officer
  • Salary £28,000 per year (pro rata)
  • Location E1 4NS
  • Job Type Part-time, Temporary
  • Category Training , Advocacy
  • Sectors Human Rights
  • Job Reference : HRO_March2020

Job Description


  • A “people person” with a positive “can-do” attitude who enjoys working as part of a supportive small team?
  • Committed to the mission of BIHR, to enable others to make social change through human rights by supporting groups and services to use human rights advocacy and approaches beyond the courts.


  • Masters level knowledge of human rights laws in the UK, specifically the Human Rights Act, gained through academic study or equivalent practice-based experience. 
  • A practical understanding of domestic human rights standards to the delivery of public services, including health and social care? 
  • Professional experience of developing and delivering training for adults on human rights? 
  • The ability to translate and communicate complex legal issues (preferably human rights) for non-technical audiences, using plain and engaging language? This is vital; legal expertise alone is not sufficient for this role.


  • Salary: £28, 000 pa (inclusive of London Weighting) pro rata
  • Hours: 3 days / week (0.6 FT equivalent)
  • Location: Based in London with regular travel across the UK, including regular overnight stays / early starts / late finishes (TOIL policy applies). A willingness and ability to travel regularly for work is a key requirement for this role
  • Contract: 9 months Maternity Cover. All positions are subject to completion of a probationary period. All positions are subject to funding
  • Leave: 25 days annual leave pro rata
  • Benefits: 5% pension (following a probationary period)


  • Download Job Description and Application Form and 3Equality monitoring form here, or from our website. Please DO NOT send CVs, covering letters, etc. Only applications via the provided form will be considered.
  • Completed applications must be received by 10 am on Monday 23rd March; late applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Interviews are likely to take place in London on Wednesday 8th April; you should be available for this date. 

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