Human Rights Adviser

Prisoners Abroad is a unique welfare and human rights charity providing advice and emotional support to people affected by overseas imprisonment. We help people during their incarceration, when they return to the UK and need resettlement services, and we also support their family and friends throughout the trauma.

In this role, you will provide crucial advice to British embassies, consulates and country caseworkers at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) on human rights issues affecting British nationals abroad, including claims of torture and cases where a British national could be or has been sentenced to death. You will also support Prisoners Abroad’s caseworkers with advice and information on individual cases, ensuring a holistic approach is taken to supporting people jointly, and provide training on Human Rights topics as needed.

An outstanding communicator with an in-depth, comprehensive practical knowledge of human rights law (particularly relating to fair trials and prisoner rights), you must hold a legal degree and a formal qualification in human rights.

To apply for this position, please read the job description and person specification on our website, then send a CV and supporting letter (both in Word please, rather than PDF) - setting out point by point how you meet the person specification - to [email protected]  

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

Job based in SW1 & N4 with the flexibility to work from home part of the week.  Salary is £45,478 per annum and is being offered on a 2-year full-time contract (with the possibility of extension).

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 2nd October 2023

Interviews are scheduled for w/c 9th October 2023

Second interviews are tbc

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