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Professor Sandra Fredman, Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, is looking for a Research Assistant to assist in communications for the OxHRH. The post holder will join the OxHRH core team to support the activities of the Communications team in managing the communications portfolio for the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) brings together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice. 
The OxHRH harnesses the power of technology to create a rich and freely accessible body of research and learning tools for students, teachers, academics and advocates of human rights both in Oxford and beyond. Communications underpin all of the work that the OxHRH does, using digital technology to increase access to human rights information and knowledge through:
- A world-leading blog on human rights legal analysis;
- Podcast series on human rights issues with leading experts, academics, and practitioners;
- Seminars and events, which are shared through social media channels; and 
- Digital learning resources, including online webinars and courses.
Assist with the day-to-day management of the OxHRH media portfolio, to include:
- Social media management (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Publication of monthly e-mail newsletter
- Graphic design of social media promotions and other visual content
- Publishing/layout/design of publications including the OxHRH Annual Report and the University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal (U OxHRH J)
- Basic website management – publishing news items and events, fixing minor glitches, updating plug-ins (Wordpress)
Report monthly on user engagement with the website and social media profiles.
Contribute to discussions and attend meetings with the OxHRH team.
Duration and hours 
The work is to start immediately and will run until June 30, 2019 
You will not be required to work for more than 10 hours a month  
The post will report to Professor Sandra Fredman.
Hold a first degree, together with some relevant experience.
Possess demonstrable interest in human rights law and related disciplines.
Ability to manage own research and administrative activities.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published.
Familiarity with managing social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Familiarity with WordPress websites.
Strong graphic design and publishing skills, including familiarity with programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator (or open source equivalents).
Experience of contributing to research publications.
Experience with xml markup.
Experience in audio and/or video editing,
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or in any other department in the University of Oxford and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.
Rate of Pay
For work lasting more than 12 weeks: This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.10/hour plus holiday pay of £2.59 = total of £17.69/hour 
This post is funded by research grant from Sigrid Rausing Trust.
How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to ( by January 18th 2019. In your cover letter, please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability in and outside of term-time.
Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 
Informal enquiries may be emailed to
Guidelines for Faculty members / line managers
Graduate Studies Committee agreed in Michaelmas Term 2013 the following guidelines and stipulations which were endorsed by the Law Faculty Board the same term.
BCL/MJur students are not permitted to undertake paid work of any kind for the Faculty, and are advised against undertaking paid work offered from any other source as well.
PRS, MPhil, and MSt students are not permitted to undertake teaching for the Faculty but can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit for work other than teaching.
DPhil students can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work of any kind (including teaching) per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit.
Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.