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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Summary

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.

Job description

The Caseworker works as part of the Scotland Directorate, providing specialist technical expertise on equality and human rights law in a Scottish context. The main aspect of the role is providing a Casework service but it will also include working on the Transfer of Expertise programme.

The Commission assesses cases where individuals have asked for assistance, to identify those which may be of potential strategic interest to the Commission. The Caseworker will work to source cases and investigate them, which will include working directly with individuals in discrimination and human rights claims. They will then assess the strategic merits of the case and provide a succinct and balanced report as to its strategic merit.

With a range of events and an eBulletin, the Commission’s Transfer of Expertise programme aims to raise awareness of discrimination and human rights law and build the confidence of advisers and other stakeholders to provide advice and representation. The Caseworker will be responsible for developing and delivering that programme, in a way which makes it as accessible and effective as possible. The Caseworker will also provide advice and support to advisors.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who is able to plan and progress work, with support from senior staff members, and ensure that deadlines and objectives are met. The successful applicant will have an understanding of equality and human rights law , and of the policy and legal background in Scotland, and will have experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including working directly with individuals, and of handling casework or investigating individual complaints. They will also have experience of developing and implementing or managing a programme of training or events or similar projects.

To be fully effective in this role you will be required to demonstrate our core skills of leadership, delivery management and stakeholder engagement as well as certain knowledge, skills and experience. You can find these on our website. Travel may be required.

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