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Director of Advocacy

A leading national human rights organisation is looking for a Director of Advocacy to lead on its policy, advocacy and campaigns work.

Working as a key part of the Senior Management Team, you will have three principal responsibility areas: using litigation as a tool for social change; building key partnerships across the political and NGO spectrum to push for legislative change; and contributing to the strategic leadership of the charity, including acting as its spokesperson, as a member of its SMT. You will also deputise for the Executive Director as appropriate.

This is an influential and transformational position within the UK human rights sector, and although a broad background in the different thematic areas in human rights is not essential, an understanding is. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the legal system, strategic litigation and Parliamentary and legislative processes, along with experience of developing and delivering long-term, strategic advocacy plans. Moreover, you will have substantial line management experience and experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team.

This is a crucial time for the organisation as they work to defend human rights and promote democratic scrutiny in the Brexit process, campaign on data surveillance and immigration detention and work to protect the rights of soldiers and victims of crime amongst other key areas.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in London, paying circa. 60,000 p.a., working to a deadline of March 25th. Interviews are set for the first week of April.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to harry.marven@harrishill.co.uk . Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.