We are hiring! Applications for Administrative Assistant now open

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The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) is seeking an energetic and experienced administrator to support the Project Officer in delivering and facilitating the varied and expanding work of the organisation and its membership.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and efficient with an eye for detail, who has experience working with smaller organisations. The primary responsibilities would be to provide membership administration,  logistical support for project activities and events, general administrative support to the Executive Committee and to assist with basic finance updating activities and office management. An interest in human rights issues or international development would be of benefit.

The position will be directly supervised by the Project Officer, with oversight from the Vice-Chair and respective office holders as required.

The position is envisioned to be based in part remotely and in part in the London office, including for meetings and events once such activities are resumed. Working arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate. Please note that duties and working will be modified as appropriate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a part-time position for four days a week (flexibility possible).

To apply, please send the following by email to Josie Fathers at [email protected]:

> CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining previous experience.

> Cover Letter (maximum 500 words) explaining how you meet the person specifications.

Please indicate BHRC Admin Assistant Application and your name in the subject heading.

Applications must be received by 9am on Friday 20 August 2021.

Interviews will be conducted remotely, and applicants will be expected to provide written examples of work at that stage.


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