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Senior Manager - Delivery Team (Maternity Cover) vacancy

Could you be our new Delivery Team Senior Manager?

This is a temporary role to provide senior programme and people management for our delivery team at the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR). This role is fixed term during our Head of Policy and Programme’s maternity leave. BIHR is made up of a talented and experienced Delivery Team who are Human Rights Act (HRA) practice specialists. For this post we are looking for an excellent manager, committed to supporting a small, busy, expert team to deliver Human Rights Act (HRA) practice, communications and policy work. Your operational management and strategic thinking are the primary skills and experience needed. You do not need to be a subject expert in the HRA; that is the job of our Delivery Team. You must however, like all of BIHR’s team, be a champion for our work and bring the skills, knowledge and experience needed to support our team in the planning and delivery of BIHR’s objectives. This is an exciting role for someone with established management experience in the charity/voluntary sector, with a keen interest in UK human rights.  

Applying for the role

  • Please download the Application Pack and read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully as showing how you meet the person specification is a vital part of the application. 
  • Please download the Application Form. Please read the application form carefully and complete it according to the instructions. 
  • Please send your completed application form to 
  • Please do not submit a CV and cover letter instead of using the application form; such applications will not be considered. 
  • Incomplete application forms will also not be considered.  
  • If you wish to, you may also submit the optional Equality and Diversity Form with your application form. As the form states, this will be separated from your application and remain anonymous. We ask applicants to complete this, if they choose, to help us understand who we are reaching; this is part of our legal duties under the Equality Act.  

Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Thursday 11 July 2024. We regret that late applications will not be considered. 

Selection process

We operate a thorough selection process, based on various aspects of the role, to ensure that candidates can demonstrate their suitability, and that they get a good understanding of the nature of this position. The process consists of:   

  • An online interview with a panel with unseen questions (approx. 90 mins) 
  • A practical oral communication task (max 10 minutes) during the interview.  (You will be given details of this in advance, so that you can prepare). 
  • A timed written task (max 60 minutes) which you will be asked to complete on the day of the interview.  (You will not be given full details of this task in advance as it is intended to be an unseen task). 

Where candidates are closely matched, we may also make use of Hogan Assessments to help assess suitability. 


Interviews will be online via Microsoft Teams, and you must be able to use this platform to attend interview. Interviews are likely to take place in week commencing 29th July 2024. We will let candidates know if they have been selected for interview by the latest Tuesday 23rd July 2024. If you have not heard from us by this date, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We regret that, due to the number of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to respond to all applicants; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your application.

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