We are Hiring! Applications now open to join us as a Project Officer (job share position)

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The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) is seeking an energetic and experienced professional with confidence in project management, fundraising and governance to join the team as Project Officer as part of a job share.  

The successful candidate and their job share partner will be jointly responsible for the day-to-day coordination of BHRC’s varied programme of projects and interventions. This involves a combination of long-term project work and short-term reactive work, often in response to urgent and developing situations.This is a wide-ranging role. As a result, the successful candidate must be able to work independently but also productively as part of a small team, with strong administrative, communication and project management skills to support the delivery of the activities of BHRC’s Chair, Office Holders, Executive Committee and wider membership.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and efficient, with an eye for detail and who has experience working with smaller organisations.Experience of the international human rights, international development or charity sector is desirable. Experience in fundraising is essential since the role involves relationship-building and submission of funding applications and update reports to present and potential funders.

This position is envisioned to be based in part remotely and in part in the London office, including for meetings and events once such in-person 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.

Application process

Please provide:

  • CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining previous experience; and
  • Cover Letter (maximum 500 words) explaining why you applied for this job and how you meet the person specification.

Applications sent without a cover letter will not be considered. The names and contact details of two referees will be sought prior to any offer of employment. Please do not include them in your application.

Please send your application by email to: [email protected]. Please indicate “BHRC Project Officer (Job Share) Application” and your name in the subject heading.

Please provide all documents as PDF files.

You must already have the right to work in the UK.

Deadline to apply

Applications must be received by Thursday 6 January at midday. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be conducted remotely.

No agencies please.

For more details, please read the job description here


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