Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equality and Human Rights Commission
We are an independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain. We enforce equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation – these are known as protected characteristics.

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Senior Associate (L3) Scotland Compliance

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,738
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th September 2019

We are the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We stand up for freedom, compassion and justice in changing times. We do it by promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. Our work is driven by a simple belief; if everyone gets a fair chance in life, we all thrive.?

We are now looking for someone exceptional to join our Compliance Team in Scotland who shares our values of fairness, dignity and respect and can work with us to build upon our achievements and ensure our vision becomes a reality.

  • The successful candidate will work as part of a small team responsible for:
  • Identifying the barriers to, and examples of, good practice in compliance with equality and human rights law,
  • Identifying opportunities and levers that we can use to encourage improved compliance and
  • Using this information to inform targeted work that will equip
    • public and private sector organisations to improve their compliance with the law and
    • regulators, inspectors and ombudsmen (RIOs) to drive improved compliance through their own work

Knowledge and Experience

The Senior Associate (L3) will require an understanding of equality and human rights law and the barriers to compliance.

You will have experience of working on projects gathering and analysing information and presenting your findings both verbally and in writing. You will also have experience of maintaining effective stakeholder relationships. You will have a high level of IT literacy including Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Experience of working in a regulatory role is desirable, but not essential. Arranging accessible events is desirable, but not essential.

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Principal - Policy, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £47,268
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd October 2019

We are the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We stand up for freedom, compassion and justice in changing times. We do it by promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. Our work is driven by a simple belief; if everyone gets a fair chance in life, we all thrive.

We are now looking for someone exceptional to join our Scotland team who shares our values of fairness, dignity and respect and can work with us to build upon our achievements and ensure our vision becomes a reality.

The Scotland policy team coordinates work with government, Parliament, civil society and other stakeholders to equip, persuade and sometimes force them to make changes to the law, policy or practice.

We use our understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland and the rest of Britain, the evidence base, and of our partners to develop and deliver strategies that use our range of powers to drive this change.

We are looking for a Principal Scotland Policy, to manage the Scotland policy team and work with colleagues across the Commission to deliver our strategic policy priorities to help us achieve our aims.

The vacancy is initially a fixed term role to March 2021 as the existing postholder is currently on external secondment. We are interested to hear from candidates with a senior policy background with influencing experience and a strong interest or knowledge in equality and/or human rights issues.

You will operate flexibly and collaboratively by leading your team, display a high degree of accountability and autonomy, and fulfil this role in line with our values of fairness, dignity, and respect. You will manage the project planning, budget, and risks to deliver quality work on time and to budget.

The Scotland policy team sits within the Scotland and Corporate Delivery network. Travel between our GB offices from time to time will be required.

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We are the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We stand up for freedom, compassion and justice in changing times. We do it by promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. Our work is driven by a simple belief; if everyone gets a fair chance in life, we all thrive.

Candidates for this role will have;

  • An understanding of equality and/or human rights legislation and policy and how this operates in the Scottish context
  • Ability to analyse information on range of issues and turn into effective briefings
  • An awareness of the political and policy context, the wider environment and the potential risks and opportunities in which the Commission operates
  • Experience of designing, developing and delivering projects to promote and progress equality and human rights across key sectors in the delivery of the business plan
  • Experience of working in the interplay of reserved and devolved law and policy
  • Experience of engaging and maintaining excellent relationships with a wider range of stakeholders
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