Scottish Human Rights Commission
Scottish Human Rights Commission
The Scottish Human Rights Commission promotes and protects human rights for everyone in Scotland. We are an independent public body, accredited as an A-status National Human Rights Institution within the United Nations human rights system.

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Top job! Participation Officer

  • Part time
  • £35,586 – £44,322 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, currently remote working
  • Closing 17th May 2021

We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights in Scotland.

This key post provides a bridge between people’s lived experience of human rights and human rights legal, policy and project work. The role involves working alongside a Lived Experience Leadership Group of people from diverse backgrounds, supporting people’s participation in a range of human rights policy processes and projects, and delivering outreach to raise awareness of human rights more generally.

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Top job! Legal Officer

  • Full time
  • £45,431 – £55,888
  • Based in Edinburgh, currently remote working
  • Closing 7th June 2021

We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights in Scotland.

This key post delivers legal advisory and legal policy work, and develops the Commission’s work in relation to use of its statutory legal functions. The role involves providing human rights legal analysis, engaging with stakeholders and ensuring that the Commission’s work is informed by high quality advice on human rights law, the law of Scotland and is compliant with the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006, the UN “Paris Principles” and international best practice.

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Media and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £35,586 – £44,322 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - currently remote working (expected to continue at least in part for the duration of the contract)
  • Closing 28th June 2021

We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights in Scotland.

This is a key post, charged with delivering significant external communications reach and impact. The role supports and contributes significantly to the Commission’s programme of work to raise awareness and improve understanding of human rights with a wide range of external audiences.

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Top job! Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP): Secretariat Lead

  • Part time
  • £45,431 – £55,888 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, currently remote working (expected to continue at least in part for the duration of the contract)
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) is a pioneering, internationally-praised collaboration, designed to improve how international human rights are implemented in practice in Scotland.

This strategic development role will be responsible for establishing and leading a new independent Secretariat for SNAP, setting it on a sustainable and effective footing with strong governance and effective ways of working.

Working closely with people affected by human rights issues and senior leaders from government, the public sector and civil society, the role will also coordinate collective work to develop, refine, prioritise and begin to implement SNAP actions.

The role is funded by the Scottish Government for an initial period of 9 months, with the possibility of extension. The role is currently employed and hosted by the Scottish Human Rights Commission. This is an interim arrangement for the duration of the initial contract.

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Business Support: Information, Records and Data

  • Part time
  • £23,243 – £27,204 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, currently remote working
  • Closing 28th August 2021

This is a key administration and service role in our Corporate Services Team. The role provides day to day administrative support for the records and information management and data protection functions of the Commission.

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Top job! Chair of the Commission

  • Full time
  • £72,483 – £86,928
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th December 2021

The Scottish Human Rights Commission’s role is to promote widespread awareness, understanding of, and respect for human rights.

We are looking for a talented individual to be the next full-time Chair of the Commission. You will have a proven track record of promoting human rights and significant experience of leading an organisation and delivering results.

The appointment is for a fixed term of 6 years. The salary scale is £72483 - £ 86928

The Commission is based in Edinburgh.

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