July 13, 2022
Rights & Security International (RSI) is seeking a UK Director to lead and oversee our projects on promoting the UK government’s respect for human rights in the counter-terrorism context, both at home and abroad. Our work includes research, advocacy, trainings and litigation.
The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor or barrister in at least one UK jurisdiction (England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland). They will also bring expertise in human rights law, management experience and exceptionally strong writing abilities. Ideally, they will also have experience interacting with decision-makers in Westminster or one of the devolved governments. They will be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
**The successful candidate must have a right to work in the UK and plan to be based here.**
Other desirable qualifications:
Please tell us if you also have any of the following:
Application Details: If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and a detailed cover letter (no more than two pages) explaining how you fulfil the person specification. You must include a cover letter to be considered for the role.
RSI strives to be diverse, equitable and inclusive. We treat all staff and interns like team members and encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work. We welcome applications from candidates from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the human rights, legal or policy fields, and/or who are from communities that have been directly impacted by the issues we address in our work. We also welcome applications from people who are re-entering the workforce after time away. All applications are considered on an equal-opportunity basis.
We offer flexible working hours.
Rights & Security International stops human rights abuses committed in the name of national security. We challenge religious, racial and gender bias in national security policies and programmes, promote justice and transparency and ensure that voices of communities facing discrimination are heard.
By submitting your application, you consent to our processing and retention of your personal data to the extent, and for the time period, necessary to consider the application. We will keep your application on file for no more than six months.
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