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Human Rights Officer
  • Salary £28,000
  • Location Home-based,E1 4NS
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Category Training , Advocacy
  • Sectors Human Rights
  • Job Reference : HRO2021Jan

Job Description

*** UPDATED: this role now has the possibility of a 12 month contract. Application deadline extended to 21 Jan 2020 ***


  • A “people person” with a positive “can-do” attitude who enjoys working as part of a supportive small team working across the UK to work with a range of communities?
  • Committed to the mission of BIHR, to enable other groups and services to make positive social change through human rights advocacy and approaches in everyday life, beyond the courts?


  • Be part of a small, dynamic and supportive team, working in a varied and fast paced role?
  • Design and deliver human rights learning and practice support sessions and resources as one-offs and part of change programmes
  • Analyse the law and its practical impact and developing policy responses and solutions
  • Provide commentary on key developments in human rights law and understanding and communicate the practical impact 


  • An excellent working knowledge of UK human rights law, specifically the Human Rights Act (more than academic study, could be a lawyer, but legal qualifications are not necessary) 
  • A practical understanding of supporting advocacy, self-advocacy, and public services, including health and social care? 
  • Solid experience of developing and delivering training for adults on human rights? 
  • 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.

If so, you could be our new Human Rights Officer! We are seeking a full time HRO for a 6 to 12 month fixed term period. 


Salary: £28, 000 pa (inclusive of London Weighting) pro rata

Hours: Full time (will consider 4 days/week)

Location: Currently home-based. but must be able to work from BIHR's London-based offices, when return to the office commences. The HRO role usually requires 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. Currently sessions are being delivered online, remotely.

Contract: 6 months fixed term, with the possibility of 12 months fixed term. 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)

Please only apply using the Application Form, referring to the Job Specification. CVs and Cover Letter will NOT be considered,

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