Beginning November/December 2011 (must be available for interview October 21).
Pro rata £14,000 per annum.
Deadline of 14 October 2011
IHRC’s campaign section is looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join its campaign team. Experience in the field of human rights work or activism is highly desirable, but not essential. Commitment to the cause and dedication are also sought after qualities. Good writing skills are essential and good interpersonal and communication skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office essential.
With ever increasing demands for support on national and international campaigns covering issues as far a field as Guantanamo Bay, terrorism laws across the world from Bahrain, Turkey, China, the UK, USA, UAE to Australia, hijab bans, sectarian violence, prisoners of faith and miscarriages of justice.
IHRC is looking for a committed and enthusiastic worker, who is able to work in a pressurised environment, meet tight deadlines and provide administrative and logistical support to other team members at the IHRC office in London, UK .
This is a one year contract and the successful applicant will have a chance to develop their skills and will gain more responsibility as the contract proceeds.
This position ideally suits a recent graduate / postgraduate or someone seeking to re-enter the work realm. All candidates must demonstrate a dedication to human rights concerns and causes and the ethos of the organisation.
To provide general administrative support to the campaigns team, including taking notes of meetings, answering, returning and making phone calls, emails and letters under the co-ordinator’s supervision.
To provide logistical support on designated campaigns, including the writing of alerts, press releases and short reports and articles.
Liaising between the co-ordinator and the general public, press and other organisations.
Promoting the campaigns work of IHRC at various events.
The successful applicant may need to work some unsocial hours.
NB: This job description may be altered from time to time in consultation with the post holder to meet requirements of IHRC’s strategic plan.
Applicants must send in their CV to IHRC, PO Box 598, Wembley, HA9 7XH, or email it to email@example.com. Applicants need to also ensure that they have the names of two referees that IHRC can send a reference request to. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure that all references are returned to IHRC by the deadline of 14 October 2011.
The position will be offered subject to an eight week trial period.Criminal records checks will be made.
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