JustRight Scotland
JustRight Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC047818

JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland's legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. All our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that we work with other organisations to develop new ways to provide expert legal advice and information and influence law and policy. We run legal centres that focus on advancing women’s rights, supporting refugees and migrants, assisting victims of trafficking, and promoting equality for disabled people and for trans people.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • central Glasgow and central Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2021

JustRight Scotland is excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint at least two skilled and committed members to our Board of Trustees. These new Board members will also be appointed to the Board of the new social enterprise of JustRight Scotland, JRS Knowhow.

The successful candidates will play an important part in supporting the continuing success of JustRight Scotland and overseeing the development of JRS Knowhow.

We are looking for candidates who have skills and experience relevant to both roles. Training will be provided.

Expected commitment

Number of positions: At least 2

Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable

Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh (currently online)

Time commitment: Around 8 days per year comprising; attendance at meetings (weekday evenings and Saturdays), subject to the needs of the organisation, and reasonable email correspondence and preparation for meetings.

Who are JustRight Scotland?

JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland's legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. All our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that we work with other organisations to develop new ways to provide expert legal advice and information and influence law and policy. We have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.

Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk

JRS Knowhow

JRS Knowhow is a social enterprise which has been established to develop and deliver training, knowledge transfer and skills development in law and human rights. It will help people and organisations share great ideas and teach important skills, using technology and best practice in accessible methods of learning.

The role of Trustee

You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity and social enterprise. This important role involves sharing responsibility for JRS’ governance and strategy and ensuring the charity and social enterprise is administered effectively and in accordance with law.

For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.

This is a voluntary role, but has great scope for personal development. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Your skills and experience

Essential criteria

Skills in strategic oversight, organisational development and team working.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships

A commitment to the promotion of human rights and social justice for all people in Scotland

Ability to understand basic accounts and finance (training is also provided

Eligible to be a charity trustee under s69 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (see legislation.gov.uk/asp/2005/10/part/1/chapter/9 for details). PVG check required.

Desirable criteria

Demonstrable understanding of the governance of a social enterprise, or experience of developing, delivering, or managing remote learning

Experience of business planning, especially in the context of a new start-up.

Background in any of the following, whether in public, private or charity sector: governance, strategy, policy, IT/digital, fundraising and income generation, communications, human resources, finance, audit and risk.

Lived experience in any of our areas of work

JRS is an organisation committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all.

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Policy & Public Affairs Officer (JustRight for All)

  • Part time
  • £32,000 pro-rata
  •  Home-based & JRS Offices – Glasgow with travel expected around Scotland
  • Closing 9th July 2021

JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland's legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. All our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that we work with other organisations to develop new ways to provide expert legal advice and information and influence law and policy. We have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.

Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk

About the Role

We are recruiting a Policy & Public Affairs Officer to work for 2 days a week for a fixed-term period until the end of March 2024 to help us shape how we use our legal expertise and lived experience to engage in policy and influencing work across a range of human rights and equalities issues, with the aim of creating positive social change.

This role sits within JustRight for All, our policy, research and training thinktank hub, and you will work closely with our Communications Officer and our Director for JustRight for All.

This is a new role and you will be involved in developing policy and influencing strategies to support our legal centres, and employing your expertise to build campaigns across sectors and influence policy and decision makers around issues of human rights, equality and inclusion.

We are also advertising a part-time role as a Communications Officer and welcome applications from people who wish to apply for both roles.

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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  •  Home-based & JRS Offices – Glasgow with travel expected around Scotland
  • Closing 9th July 2021

JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland's legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. All our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that we work with other organisations to develop new ways to provide expert legal advice and information and influence law and policy. We have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.

Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk

About the Role

We are recruiting a Communications Officer to work for 2 days a week for a fixed-term period until the end of March 2024 to help us shape how we communicate about our work publicly, how we can empower people by providing know-your-rights information and how we campaign effectively for positive social change.

This role sits within JustRight for All, our policy, research and training thinktank hub, and you will work closely with our Policy and Public Affairs Officer and our Director for JustRight for All.

This is a new role and you will be involved in developing strategies to support our legal centres and employing your expertise to help us build campaigns and communicate more effectively to influence policy, public perception and public discourse across human rights and equalities issues.

We are also advertising a part-time role as a Policy and Public Affairs Officer and welcome applications from people who wish to apply for both roles

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Communications Officer - JustRight for All

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Home-based & JRS Offices – Glasgow with travel expected around Scotland
  • Closing 8th October 2021

We are recruiting a Communications Officer to work for 4 days a week for a fixed-term period until the end of March 2024 to help us shape how we communicate about our work publicly, how we can empower people by providing know-your-rights information and how we campaign effectively for positive social change.

This role sits within JustRight for All, our policy, research and training thinktank hub, and you will work closely with our Policy and Public Affairs Officer and our Director for JustRight for All.

This role was previously advertised in summer 2021, but we are renewing our recruitment because we are now able to offer a 4 day a week role (rather than 2 days a week).

This is a new role and you will be involved in developing strategies to support our legal centres and employing your expertise to help us build campaigns and communicate more effectively to influence policy, public perception and public discourse across human rights and equalities issues.

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Digital Learning & Administrative Assistant - JRS Knowhow

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Home-based & JRS Offices – Glasgow or Edinburgh with travel expected around Scotland
  • Closing 24th September 2021

We are growing our team by employing a Digital Learning & Admin Assistant to support our newly launched social enterprise, JRS Knowhow, to develop our systems and services, to enable us to reach new partners and clients.

We are looking for someone with an interest in both digital and learning and development, who is keen to work for a value-driven organisation in the non-profit sector.

Our vision is a Scotland where people understand their rights and how to protect them, and organisations understand their legal duties to promote equality and identify how to work towards a fairer, more equal and inclusive society. We aim to make training and learning accessible, inclusive, engaging and fun.

We are particularly looking for someone with strong writing and IT skills, who is highly organised, dynamic and enjoys creative projects. A degree or relevant qualification is not a prerequisite for this role.

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Participation & Development Officer - Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £26,000
  • Home-based & JRS Offices – Glasgow with travel expected around Scotland
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

We are recruiting a full-time Participation & Development Officer for a fixed-term period until the end of August 2024. This role will help us facilitate our JustCitizens migrant advisory panel and connect our team of lawyers with our migration sector partners in community-based and grassroots organisations across Scotland.

Launched in 2020, our JustCitizens panel (justcitizens.scot) is a group of 15 migrants living in Scotland from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, working to build a broad and inclusive vision of citizenship in Scotland.

This is a new role, and you will be responsible for facilitating our JustCitizens panel, identifying barriers to participation and ensuring that our panel members are supported and empowered to shape our policy, influencing and campaigning strategies.

You will also work to connect our team of lawyers with community-based and grassroots organisations across Scotland, sharing frontline experience from our casework and our legal expertise, and building partnerships that secure migrants’ rights and promote a more inclusive approach to migrants in Scotland.

If successful, you will work under the supervision of our Legal Director & Head of the Scottish Refugee and Migrant Centre (SRMC), as well as working closely with our Director of Policy & Strategy at JustRight for All, which is our policy, research and training hub.

Candidates must have two or more years of relevant experience in an equivalent role, or a degree or qualification in a related field, such as community organising / development, advocacy or project management as well as a commitment to tackling inequality, promoting human rights and working to achieve social justice.

This is an exciting new role with the opportunity to help us shape how we communicate about our work publicly, how we can empower people and organisations by sharing our lived experience and professional legal expertise and how we campaign effectively for positive social change.

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