Job Advert: Senior Associate (Level 4) – Human Rights Monitoring at the Equality and Human Rights Commission

by | Sep 18, 2019

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is hiring a Senior Associate (Level 4) – Human Rights Monitoring

Closing date: 29 September  2019

Location: Cardiff, Wales, CF14 4YJl; Glasgow, Scotland, G2 2JJ; Manchester, North West, M4 3AQ

About the job

We are the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We stand up for freedom, compassion and justice in changing times. We do it by promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. Our work is driven by a simple belief; if everyone gets a fair chance in life, we all thrive.

Job description

If you want to make a difference and improve the lives of everyone in the country, the Equality and Human Rights Commission needs to hear from you. The work we do affects everyone and is about making Britain fairer. Whether that’s fighting for better rights for disabled people, progress on race or gender equality, or ending discrimination at work, we are the leading voice that makes change happen.

We are now looking for exceptional people to join our Human Rights Monitoring team who share our values of fairness, dignity and respect.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Successful candidates will have a good understanding of human rights gained through relevant academic or vocational experience, as well as knowledge of the UN human rights system. They will also have an understanding of UK equality and/or human rights legislation and policy, an ability to analyse and evaluate information to develop positions and recommendations, excellent strategic thinking skills, experience in delivering projects in relevant contexts, an awareness of the political and wider environment in which the Commission operates and the ability to develop strategies to influence decision-makers.


As a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) the Commission reports to UN human rights bodies assessing the UK’s progress towards implementing its international human rights obligations.

A Senior Associate in the Human Rights Monitoring team would contribute to the delivery of this work, including through:

  • Influencing UN reviews of the UK’s human rights record, submitting robust, evidence-based reports with recommendations for change
  • empowering and supporting civil society organisations to engage in UN human rights monitoring and increase their scrutiny of government(s)
  • providing advice on human rights law and policies across the Commission’s projects and functions
  • raising awareness of the UK’s human rights obligations in Parliament, and influencing government(s) to fulfil these, ultimately seeking to secure better equality and human rights outcomes for people living in Britain.

The Human Rights Monitoring Senior Associate will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Commission’s projects in relation to one or more UN human rights treaties, and will support the development and implementation of both the team’s overall strategy and the Commission’s wider strategic goals.

Occasional travel is required, including overseas.

In return, we can offer you a great place to work and a dedicated team working with you on subjects that really matter. We will support you in developing professional skills and expertise, encourage you to broaden your horizons, develop new skills, and progress your career.

There is currently one vacancy within the team however candidates who successfully pass this recruitment will be placed, in merit order, on a reserve list for 12 months for vacancies that arise during this period.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. We offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will make reasonable adjustments to all stages of our recruitment process where asked to do so. Should you wish to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme or request a reasonable adjustment, please indicate this on your application form. Read more information about our Guaranteed Interview Scheme at

If you would prefer to discuss this with us or require additional support, please contact us by email at or by telephone on 0161 829 8100.

For more information and on how to apply visit here.

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