Legal Officer

Scottish Human Rights Commission
Contract Type
Practice Area
Human Rights
Grade 5 (£45,431 - £55,888)
Scottish Human Rights Commission - Legal Officer - Maternity Cover

Job Description

We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights in Scotland.


Legal Officer

Full time (37 hours per week)

Fixed term 12 month contract (maternity leave cover)

Grade 5 (£45,431 - £55,888)

Based in Edinburgh, currently remote working


This key post delivers legal advisory and legal policy work, and develops the Commission’s work in relation to use of its statutory legal functions.  The role involves providing human rights legal analysis, engaging with stakeholders and ensuring that the Commission’s work is informed by high quality advice on human rights law, the law of Scotland and is compliant with the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006, the UN “Paris Principles” and international best practice.


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Closing date for applications:  9 am on Monday 7 June 2021


Interview date:  1 July 2021


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