Vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission

Vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission

Part-time Casework Support Officer

3-4 days a week

12 months starting late September/early October 2012

£14,000 pro rata


IHRC is looking for a part-time casework support officer to provide case-work and administrative support. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking experience within a grass roots civil society organisation that deals with domestic advocacy, research and international campaigning. 

IHRC hours are 10 am – 6 pm, and our offices are based in Wembley, London. Some work during unsociable hours may be required.

Applicants should be computer literate, and some experience of case-work is desirable. Applicants should provide at least two personal references and a CV, with a covering letter briefly outlining why they want to work for IHRC to 

Applications must be received by 5pm, 10 September, and short-listed candidates should be available for interviews Saturday 15th September and Sunday 16th September.

Job description

  • Dealing with varied cases of discrimination due to Islamophobia in different areas including: anti-terror laws, prison discrimination, employment rights, mental health, immigration, police misconduct and racially and religiously motivated hate crimes
  • Interviewing clients, taking clients’ instructions and advising clients on legal issues
  • Corresponding with clients and regularly updating them on the progress of their case
  • Researching and analysing information including client and witness statements, medical reports, legal documents, case histories, police and local authority reports
  • Maintaining accurate, complete and confidential case files and attendance notes 
  • Undertake basic case-work administration
  • Drafting police complaints
  • Liaising with barristers and solicitors on specific cases
  • Where necessary referring clients to other agencies such as Citizen Advice Bureaus, Domestic Violence organisations, police bodies and solicitors firms


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


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Islamic Human Rights Commission

PO Box 598, Wembley HA9 7XH

United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222

Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183



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