In joining The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) as our Operations Assistant, you will have a key role in a small but very passionate and dynamic human rights charity. Your role will be a pivotal one, assisting with our general, financial and event & training administration – work vital to ensuring that we a strong organisation with the administrative foundations needed to achieve our strategic objectives.

A commitment to human rights and to providing the best possible administrative support for our work are essential for this role. It is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent administrative skills and relevant experience now looking for the next step in their career. Ideally you should have experience of working in a small charity, or a clear demonstrable interest in moving into this area.

You can find out more about the role in the Job Description and Person Specification (link below), including further information about BIHR, the main tasks in the role, and the selection criteria.

Please note BIHR is a remote working organisation (with homeworking equipment provided). However, there is a required monthly full team meeting in London (N1) and the option for a once-a-week flexi-desk space (on rotation), also in London (N1).

Applying for the role

 The application pack consists of the following:

Please use the application form provided to apply for the role. You should read the application form carefully and complete it in accordance with the instructions. It is VITAL that you complete the personal statement section as instructed, addressing every part of the person specification.

Please do not: 

  • Submit CVs or cover letters
  • Replace the personal statement with a covering letter or CV; this will not be considered
  • Submit incomplete application forms; these will not be considered.

No agencies please.

The deadline for receiving applications is 9.00 am on Monday 7th February 2022.

Information on our selection process

Our selection process is 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 includes:

  • A prepared verbal communication task to present at the interview (max 10 mins)
  • A timed written task to be completed 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)
  • We may also ask you to complete a Hogan Test (for more information, click here)

 Interviews will be online via Zoom and are likely to take place on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th February 2022.

 Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to receiving your application!