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INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: Open Society Foundation (OSF) Research Fellow: Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH)
Closing date: Monday 6 July

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Grade 6: £27,057 - £27,864 per annum

0.2%FTE (7.5 hours per week) starting as soon as possible

Fixed term post until 30 April 2016.

Applications are invited by the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) for a Research Fellow position.  This is a part-time (0.2fte) fixed term post commencing as soon as possible until 30 April 2016.

OxHRH was established in 2011 by Professor Sandy Fredman and is hosted by the Faculty of Law within the Social Sciences Division and brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners from across the globe to advance the understanding of human rights law. The OxHRH has recently been awarded funds by the Open Society Foundation (OSF) to support research activities that will provide a deeper understanding of the right to education and the challenges this area presents. One of the questions is what impact of educational public-private partnerships (ePPPs) has on the right to education. The OxHRH and OSF are now working together to discuss ePPPs in education and best practices to address these challenges.

Working closely with the OxHRH postdoctoral fellow and research coordinator, the successful applicant will help coordinate the project and ensure that the relationships between OxHRH, OSF and other project partners are centrally coordinated. The fellow will also contribute to research activities and act as the workshop Rapporteur and develop a background paper on ePPPs and the concept of the right to education.

Applicants will need to hold a first degree in Law and have a good knowledge of human rights law, web broadcasting and social media technology.  Applicants should also have previous experience of coordination in an academic/research environment.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 6 July 2015. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your on line application. Interviews will take place as soon after this date as possible.


To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please go to the link below http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/research/. Vacancy ID: 119082.


The post holder will be based at The Faculty of Law, Oxford.

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY - Communications Manager, Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH)
Closing date: Tuesday 7 July

Prof. Sandy Fredman is looking for a suitable candidate to join the Oxford Human Rights Hub Editorial Team as Communications Manager. Since its launch in July 2012, the OxHRH has fast become a leading source of human rights news and opinion, featuring blog posts from leading judges, lawyers, academics and human rights activists from across the globe. It has also established a large readership and a strong social media following. The OxHRH also runs high level seminars and conferences, having featured judges, UN Special Rapporteurs, leading academics, QCs and public interest law practitioners from across the world.

The successful candidate will continue to develop all communications for the OxHRH, maintaining high standards by widening the OxHRH’s reach and disseminating new developments and news relating to human rights law. She or he will regularly interact with our large global network of stakeholders as well as developing our website, social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and general public presence. She/he will specifically oversee our website on a daily basis, ensuring that the ‘news’ section remains dynamic and current. Key to this is ensuring that event pages are updated to include audio and visual recordings. The post holder will be responsible for the production of both our seminar series and RightsUp podcasts and will attend OxHRH events as the OxHRH photographer, in order to build up our portfolio of images. A large part of this role will be to coordinate our social media communications (in particular, Twitter and Facebook) in way that streamlines the latest news/media posts and further publicise OxHRH events organised by our members.

Duration and hours
The work is to start as soon as possible and will run until the end of 31st August 2016.

The hours will vary, but it is expected that you will work a maximum of 16 hours each month up to the end of December 2015, with a possibility of this rising to 30 hours a month from January 2016, funding dependent. The Communications Manager should be prepared to work during vacations, but does not need to be based in Oxford during this time.
 
Reporting
The Oxford Human Rights Hub Communications Manager will report to Professor Sandy Fredman.
 
Requirements
 Candidates are required to have:
• A completed first degree;
• Knowledge of or interest in, human rights law, global human rights news and developments;
• Previous experience in communications role, including excellent writing and editing skills;
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate legal and human rights developments into a format that appeals to a global audience with varying interests and knowledge of the subject;
• Good knowledge of print, broadcast, online and social media;
• Good administration, coordination and IT skills;
• The ability to deal sensitively with authors, audience and other stakeholders;
• Excellent team working (both within a research team and administrative environment) with strong networking skills.

It would be beneficial, but not essential for candidates to have:
• Podcasting experience;
• Website design/ maintenance experience;
• Experience and skills in planning and managing projects;
• Experience of co-ordinating cross-functional teams;

Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students. Students in their first year of graduate research may not normally undertake work until they have passed their Qualifying Test (transfer of status).  Regrettably this position is not open to BCL/MJur and MLF students.

Rate of Pay
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £2.38 = total of £16.26/hour.
 
Funding
This post is funded by both the Teaching Excellence Award and Bertha Foundation Grant.

How to Apply
Please submit a short email letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this post (including the name of your supervisor, if any) and your CV by mail to oxfordhumanrightshub@law.ox.ac.uk by midday, Tuesday 7th July. Please clearly mark the subject of the email ‘Application: OxHRH Communications Manager Post’. Please also give details of your availability with the potential for attending an interview. Interviews will take place as soon after the closing date as possible.

 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries can also be emailed to oxfordhumanrightshub@law.ox.ac.uk

 

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY - Managing Editor, Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH)
Closing date: Tuesday 7 July

Prof. Sandy Fredman is looking for a suitable candidate to join the Oxford Human Rights Hub Editorial Team as Managing Editor. Since its launch in July 2012, the OxHRH has fast become a leading source of human rights news and opinion, featuring blog posts from leading judges, lawyers, academics and human rights activists from across the globe. It has also established a large readership and a strong social media following. The OxHRH also runs high level seminars and conferences, having featured judges, UN Special Rapporteurs, leading academics, QCs and public interest law practitioners from across the world.
The successful candidate continue to develop the vision for the blog, maintaining high standards by widening the OxHRH’s reach and capturing new developments in human rights law. She or he will continue to develop and co-ordinate our network of voluntary regional correspondents. The Managing Editor will also be required to continue to build on and innovating our internet presence including the promotion of the blog via social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and raise the blog’s profile by contributing to the ‘blog highlights’ via the monthly newsletter. The post holder will also act as the chief editor of our annual blog book and submit to other publications (such as our annual report) reporting back progress and developments relating to the OxHRH blog. She/he will also aim to support the Directors with the recruitment and selection of editors where necessary. Key to the success of this role will be working closely with the Communications Officer and ensuring that both post holders work collaboratively to ensure seamless coordination of duties.

Duration and hours
The work is to start as soon as possible and will run until the end of 31st August 2016.

The hours will vary, but it is expected that you will work a maximum of 16 hours each month up to the end of December 2015, with a possibility of this rising to 30 hours a month from January 2016; funding dependent. The Managing Editor should be prepared to work during vacations, but does not need to be based in Oxford during this time.
 
Reporting
The Oxford Human Rights Hub Managing Editor will report to Professor Sandy Fredman.
 
Requirements
 Candidates are required to have:
• A completed first degree, specialising in Law;
• Knowledge of  human rights law, global human rights news and developments;
• Editorial experience in educational publishing including excellent writing and editing skills and a good understanding of language and grammar pedagogy;
• Good knowledge of print, broadcast , online and social media;
• Ability to translate legal and human rights developments into a format that appeals to a global audience with varying interests and knowledge of the subject;
• Good administration, coordination and IT skills with some experience of coordinating a team;
• Excellent communication skills;
• The ability to deal sensitively with authors, audience and other stakeholders;
• Excellent team working (both within a research team and administrative environment) with strong networking skills;

It would be beneficial, but not essential for candidates to have:
• Experience and skills in planning and managing projects;
• Experience of recruiting and training staff;
• Experience of co-ordinating cross-functional teams;

Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students. Students in their first year of graduate research may not normally undertake work until they have passed their Qualifying Test (transfer of status).  Regrettably this position is not open to BCL/MJur and MLF students.

Rate of Pay
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £2.38 = total of £16.26/hour.
 
Funding
This post is funded by both the Teaching Excellence Award and Bertha Foundation Grant.

How to Apply
Please submit a short email letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this post (including the name of your supervisor, if any) and your CV by mail to oxfordhumanrightshub@law.ox.ac.uk by midday, Tuesday 7th July. Please clearly mark the subject of the email ‘Application: OxHRH Managing Editor Post’. Please also give details of your availability with the potential for attending an interview. Interviews will take place as soon after the closing date as possible.

 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries can also be emailed to oxfordhumanrightshub@law.ox.ac.uk

 

The University and Colleges are Equal Opportunities employers.


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