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.

This is a varied role which includes:

  • designing and delivering human rights learning and practice support sessions and resources as one-offs and part of programmes
  • researching the law and its practice impact and developing policy responses and solutions
  • providing commentary on key developments in human rights law and understanding and communicating the practice impact of this

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. The HRO is a very varied and exciting role for someone with solid knowledge of the Human Rights Act and experience of working directly with people to achieve change. Visit our Staff Pages to watch videos from our current Human Rights Officers for an insight into this role.

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 apply. 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]

Please note: BIHR operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role, which is set at meeting 70% of the person specification essential criteria. The application form includes a tick box to be considered for this scheme. If you would like further information about our policy on this, please contact us on [email protected] (marked “HRO2021 Guaranteed Interview Scheme” in the subject title).

Completed applications must be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday 19th January 2022. Late applications will not be considered. Applications should be emailed to [email protected].

Interview Process

Interviews will be online via Zoom; you must be able to use this platform (which is integral to the role itself). Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February 2022. If you have not heard from us by Friday 28th January 2022, please note that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 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.

Please note. We operate a rigorous selection process, based on various aspects of the role, to ensure candidates can demonstrate their suitability for the role, and have a comprehensive understanding of this varied and rewarding position.  The process consists 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 an agreed time slot prior to the interview (max 2-hour task)
  • An online interview with a panel with unseen questions, using Zoom (max. 90 mins)
  • Hogan Test (for more information, click here)

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