Policy and Programmes Manager (FT or 0.8 FTE)

Are you a highly driven person, with personnel and project management experience, who is passionate about the role human rights can play in the UK? Do you want to be at the forefront helping people to know what human rights are, to put human rights into practice, taking them off the law books and into our communities, and to ensure those in power respect and progress our legal framework?

BIHR is looking for a dynamic, motivated and knowledgeable person to join our leadership team as Policy and Programmes Manager. You will bring at least five years of project management skills delivering multiple programmes, with strong people management experience. You must have an excellent working knowledge of UK human rights law and what it means in practice outside of the courts. A people person, with a can-do attitude, you will have demonstrable experience of motivating and supporting teams. You must be an excellent communicator. This includes the ability to build strategic relationships and influence decision-makers, as well as supporting the team to develop and deliver innovative and creative human rights practice and policy outputs.

You will be committed to working in a busy small team. Although based in London, BIHR works across the UK, this post therefore involves regular travel and overnight stays.

To apply for this position:

Please note CVs will NOT be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No agencies please.

The REVISED deadline for applications is 9am 7 May 2019,

Applications should be sent to [email protected]. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Rephael Akpan on [email protected]. Instructions for applying are set out in the job specification, please read this carefully and follow them. If you have already applied for the position, your application will still be considered during shortlisting.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted about next steps. Interviews are expected to take place on the 15 May 2019, you should be available for interview on this date. Please note the interview will include questions with a panel, a prepared task, with a presentation element prior to the panel’s questions, and an unseen task after the panel interview. This process should take no more than 2.5 hours. Interviews will be at BIHR’s offices in London

Disabled candidates

BIHR has a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled applicants, further information is available in our policy, here. Applicants wishing to be considered for this scheme should complete the relevant section of the application form. If you would like further information about our scheme, please contact Rephael Akpan on [email protected] or 0207 882 5850.