RESPONSIBLE TO: Legal and Policy Officer
LOCATION: Rue de la Pépinière 10A
(with occasional travel in Europe)
HOURS: Full time (38 hours per week). Evening and weekend work will be required from time to time.
SALARY: €27,000 to €32,000 gross (including holiday pay and 13th month).
To assist Fair Trials’ Legal and Policy team in Brussels in all aspects of its work, and contribute to Fair Trials’ work across offices and teams aimed at improving respect for fair trial rights in Europe through a wide range of legal and policy activities, including: research, assistance with strategic litigation, policy work, training and capacity building.
Fair Trials is an international human rights NGO, which exists to build respect for the human right to a fair trial in criminal cases. We have grown gradually over the past five years and have an established track‐record as a trusted voice on criminal justice. We have 20 staff across offices in London, Brussels and Washington DC, and are in the process of increasing the geographical reach of our work.
Fair Trials has become a leading contributor to exciting developments in the field of criminal justice across the European Union. Fair Trials Europe was established as a nonprofit public foundation in Belgium in 2014, to act as Fair Trials’ hub of expertise in Europe. It is, itself, at the heart of an engaged EU‐wide network of over 200 criminal justice and human rights experts (the Legal Experts Advisory Panel, LEAP) which it coordinates.
The post of Legal and Policy Assistant is full time. The gross salary is €27,000‐ €32,000 per year (including 13th month and holiday pay). The role is based in Brussels.
Please send a CV and cover letter electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on 1st March 2020. Applications received after this will not be considered. Please clearly include your name and “Legal & Policy Assistant” in the subject field of the email.
We will aim to inform short‐listed candidates by week commencing 9th March 2020, with interviews for short‐listed candidates being held in Brussels during week commencing 16th March 2020. For those unable to attend the interview in person, Skype interviews may be possible. The recruitment process will involve an interview and a written exercise.
Fair Trials is conducting this appointment on equal opportunity principles and will welcome applications from candidates who can fulfil the requirements of the post irrespective of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
The personal data which you have provided, and which we may request, in connection with your application, will not be retained beyond 12 months should your application be unsuccessful. If you are appointed, your personal data will only be used for the purposes of human resources management.