BIHR’s Human Rights Officers are an integral part of the team, enabling change through human rights by working with People, Communities, and Systems, taking what we learn from this to influence Policy.

A passion for human rights in the UK is a must. A commitment to ensuring the best possible practical use of domestic standards outside the courts is essential. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with solid knowledge of the Human Rights Act. This not an entry level role, and requires a level of experience of working directly with people using public series, community and advocacy groups, or public authorities. Our Human Rights Officers are responsible for the development and delivery of our prgrammes and policy work. 

If you have what it takes to be one of our Human Rights Officers, apply today:

  • Download the Job and Person Specification, below. Please read this carefully as showing how you meet the person specification is a vital part of the application
  • Download the Application Form, below. Please complete this form, following all the instructions carefully, to applu. Do not submit a CV or covering letter, these will not be considered
  • Send your completed Application Form and the Equality & Diversity Form (also below) to [email protected]

BIHR operates a Disabled Candidates Interview Scheme. If you would like to find out more about this please contact us on [email protected] 

This is a maternity cover post (9 months). This is a re-advertisement, previous candidates should not apply. The deadline for receiving applications is 10am Monday 10 Aug 2020.  Late applications will not be considered. No agencies please. 

Please note:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be online via Zoom are likely to take place on Friday 21 August 2020 you should be available for and online interview on this date. We operate a rigorous interview process, which will consist of:

  • A prepared verbal communication task for you to present at the interview (max 10 mins)
  • A timed written task which you will be asked to complete within a time period prior to the interview, which you can chose (max 2-hour task)
  • An online interview with a panel with unseen questions, using Zoom (max. 90 mins)

Human Rights Officer: Job Description and Person SpecificationHuman Rights Officer: Application FormEquality & Diversity Monitoring Form