Are you:

  • A “people person” with a positive “can-do” attitude who enjoys working as part of a supportive small team?
  • Committed to the mission of BIHR to support positive social change through the practical use of human rights across the UK?
  • Passionate about the practical role of the law and communicating this digitally?

Do you have:

  • Knowledge of the Human Rights Act and the ability to keep up to date on key legal developments?
  • An understanding of the role law can play to support people live equal and dignified lives?
  • Excellent communication skills and digital confidence?

Then you could be our Research & Communications Associate, a new 12 month associateship at BIHR.

This is a great opportunity for someone at the start of their career in human rights and/or communications, although applications from more experienced candidates are also welcomed. This associateship will run for 12 months from the start date; BIHR will re-recruit each year. You can find out more in our Job Description and Personal Specification, including further information about BIHR, the main tasks and responsibilities (with examples of regular tasks) and the application criteria for the role.

The application pack consists of:

To apply for the role

Please use the application form provided. Please read the application form carefully and complete it in accordance with the instructions. It is VITAL that you complete that personal statement section as instructed, addressing every part of the above 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 12pm Monday 4 October 2021.

Interview information

Interviews will be online via Zoom and are likely to take place between the 25-27 October 2021.

Our interview 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. Our interview process usually 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)

Thank you for your interest!