Current vacancies

Legal Fellow

Full time (37 hours per week)

Fixed term: 12 months

Grade 2 (£28,860 - £31,318 - pay award pending for 2024-25)

Based in Edinburgh, hybrid working available.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 1 July 2024

Interview date: likely to be Wednesday 24 July 2024

The Commission is recruiting a Legal Fellow, for a fixed term of 12 months, as part of its Scottish Human Rights Fellowship scheme. The job holder will work collaboratively with members of the Legal and Policy team and colleagues across the Commission, gaining valuable insight into the work of Scotland’s National Human Rights Institution.

Specific projects and areas of work will depend on the particular focus of the Legal and Policy team at any given time; however, the job holder will use their knowledge of the European and International human rights systems together with their legal and policy research skills to support various projects aimed at protecting and promoting the human rights of everyone in Scotland. 

To find out more about this role and to apply, please download the following documents:

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Recruitment Equality Monitoring Form

You can also read more about the role in this blog from the current Legal Fellow.

Please note that CVs will not be considered and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Contract research

We are currently inviting quotes to conduct a research project exploration of the denial of the rights to cultural recognition of Scotland’s Gypsy Travellers and its impact, both past and present. Find out more about the project, and how to submit a proposal here. Closing date: 12 noon on 25th June 2024.

From time to time we contract research projects to external specialists. If you are a research consultant and would like to be considered for future opportunities, please complete our research database form.

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