We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant
Research assistant (fixed-term 4-month contract)
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in an international human rights NGO? We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated Research Assistant for a four-month fixed-term contract (4 days a week). This role will support our Policy Programme with research and communications work for our flagship annual publication, Global Prison Trends. This role is for immediate start and will play a key part in researching key trends in criminal justice systems and supporting communications over the next four months.
About Penal Reform International
Penal Reform International (PRI) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that develops and promotes fair, effective and proportionate responses to criminal justice problems worldwide. Our headquarters are in London and we run regional programmes from offices in Jordan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uganda. We are passionately committed to achieving our objectives:
- a criminal justice system that respects the rule of law, upholds the rights of suspects and defendants and prevents the unnecessary use of pre-trial detention;
- fair and proportionate sentencing that takes account of the circumstances of both the offence and offender;
- humane treatment and conditions for prisoners and prevention of torture in all places of detention;
- safer communities through rehabilitation, reintegration interventions and interventions to reduce re-offending
You have a passion for human rights and/or criminal justice and are keen to work in an international environment. You thrive on getting into the detail, while keeping the bigger picture in mind, and have strong research skills and excellent written English. You enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds and in multiple locations. For us, your can-do attitude is just as important as your experience. See full job description.
What we offer
Hours of work: 28 hours (4 days) per week
Contract type: 4 month fixed-term contract, with immediate start
Salary: £24,195 per annum (pro rata)
Annual leave: 25 days per annum (pro rata) plus UK bank holidays (pro rata) and 3 days of office closure between Christmas and New Year
Benefits: 6% employer’s pension contributions
To apply for this post:
Please refer to the full job description and person specification and email your completed application form to email@example.com by the closing date.
Please note that CVs will not be considered.
Closing date: 9am (London time) on Friday 29 November 2019
Interviews: Thursday 5 December
Start date: Immediate/ASAP
You must be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK.
PRI values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.