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Organisation : Equality and Human Rights Commission
Job Title : Senior Associate
Reference Number: 1545235
Closing Date: 22 Jun 2017
Salary : £36,485.28 – £43,346.76
Contract Type: Fixed Term Secondment
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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If you want to make a difference and improve the lives of everyone in the country, the Equality and Human Rights Commission needs to hear from you.

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The work we do affects everyone and is about making Britain fairer.

Whether that’s fighting for better rights for disabled people, progress on race or gender equality, or ending discrimination at work, we are the leading voice that makes change happen.

Working in the Commission’s Scotland Legal team, you will provide specialist technical expertise and advice on equality and human rights law; conduct cutting-edge litigation and interventions in legal proceedings; exercise the Commission’s statutory regulatory powers; and, when required, lead a team and oversee use of resources in order to ensure successful delivery of a range of programmes, project and activities.

Conduct of litigation and/or complex legal policy work and/or regulatory and enforcement legal work, mainly autonomously but seeking supervisory support where required
** Analysis of information and investigation of evidence to assess compliance with the EA and HRA

** Provision of specialist technical expertise and advice on equality and human rights law knowledge with substantial experience in at least one broad area of legal ‘specialism’

** Translation of legal concepts into clear, concise language, making recommendations to support decision -making or promote external compliance
** Communication of complex legal concepts and advice into accessible, user-friendly documents for both internal and external audiences
** Delivering legal training internally and externally
** Writing effective submissions, briefings and reports, ensuring they are technically and legally compliant
** Identifying and engaging with internal and external stakeholders, developing and building effective relationships
** Planning and organising your own work and supporting performance management and development of our team

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 attached to this advert.

In return, we can offer you a great place and a dedicated team working with you on subjects that really matter to people.

We will support you in developing professional skills and expertise, encourage you to seek out opportunities and provide opportunities for you to broaden your horizons, develop new skills, and progress your career.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates independently to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote human rights.

It contributes to making and keeping Britain a fair society in which everyone, regardless of background, has an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential.

The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

It encourages compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and is accredited by the UN as an ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institution.

Qualifications :
Qualified solicitor entitled to practice in Scotland with a minimum of 6 months post-qualification experience.

How to apply :
The recruitment of this position is being handled by our Recruitment Partner, TMP Worldwide. If you are interested in this position and would like to apply, please visit TMP’s Application Portal to submit your application.

The link for which can be found below in the section marked “further information”.

Qualifications :
Qualified solicitor entitled to practice in Scotland with at least 6 months post qualification experience

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