Legal Fellow

The Scottish Human Rights Commission is an independent public body which promotes and protects human rights across Scotland.

Legal Fellow
Full time (37 hours per week)
Fixed term 12 months
Grade 2 (£28,860 - £31,318)
Based in Edinburgh, Hybrid working available

The Scottish Human Rights Commission is recruiting a Human Rights Fellow, for a fixed term of 12 months, as part of its new Scottish Human Rights Fellowship scheme.

The job holder will work collaboratively with members of the Legal and Policy team and colleagues across the Commission, gaining valuable insight into the work of Scotland’s National Human Rights Institution.

Specific projects and areas of work will depend on the particular focus of the Legal and Policy team at any given time; however, the job holder will use their knowledge of the European and International human rights systems together with their legal and policy research skills to support various projects aimed at protecting and promoting the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

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Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 12 June 2023

Interview date: likely to be Wednesday 5 July 2023

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.