The Bonavero Institute is seeking to recruit two Research and Events Assistants to provide support for research, programmes and events at the Institute. The Research and Events Assistants will have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of research projects, programmes and events and become integral members of the Bonavero team. Successful candidates will be offered a dedicated space to work in the Helena Kennedy Reading Room at the Bonavero Institute.

These roles will suit graduate research students who are highly organised, motivated and willing to work flexibly. These posts are research orientated in their nature, and provide an important interface between the events admin team and senior academic leads at the Institute. The Research Assistants will also work in close consultation with the Events Coordinator at the Institute.

1. Research and Events Assistant (Bonavero Discussion Group)
This Research and Events Assistant will be responsible for convening and administering the Bonavero Discussion Group (a weekly event during term time) as well as supporting other events and programmes at the Bonavero Institute. This Research Assistant will be required to plan the Bonavero Discussion Group’s termly events, in consultation with the Director, Head of Research and Head of Programmes at the Institute, issue invitations to speakers and discussants, prepare publicity for the events and ensure speakers and discussants have the necessary travel arrangements and support.  The Research and Events Assistant will also be required to support other events and programmes at the Bonavero including network events and public lectures and to attend the regular Bonavero team events meetings. 

2. Research and Events Assistant (Bonavero Research programmes)
This Research and Events Assistant will be expected to support roundtable research meetings, symposia and book launches.  In addition, this Research Assistant will provide editorial, research and cite-checking support to research projects and the Bonavero Reports series.

Both Research Assistants will be expected to assist with publicity and communications about events and programmes at the Bonavero Institute. This will include writing and editing publicity material, posting information to social media and writing reports on events.

Both Research and Events Assistants will be expected to be based in Oxford and/or at the Institute during term time. Some events will continue to run throughout the vacation period, however, with prior agreement from the Institute’s Director and Administrator, the Research and Events Assistants could work remotely when project work allows.

Once appointed, both Research and Events Assistants will be expected to attend the bi-monthly Bonavero events planning meetings. The Research and Events Assistants will also ensure that written and audio-visual outputs from events and/or research projects are disseminated in a timely manner. Tasks may include writing up, editing and proof reading of academic reports/outputs, reviewing transcriptions and recordings.

We expect the Research and Events Assistants to be present at events, workshops and conferences as requested in advance. These roles will support the Director, Head of Research, Head of Programmes and the Research and Programmes Manager, as well as other team members at the Institute (including lead academics) and will report directly to the Institute Director. The Research and Events Assistants will be expected to work together closely and provide support to one another, especially when one of them is absent.

Duration and hours
Both positions will involve at least 6 hours of work a week (both during and outside of term time). However, you will not be required to work for more than 8 hours in any given week.

The position will be a 10-month position, and will start 10th October 2021.

Reporting
The Research and Events Assistants will report to the Institute’s Director.

Requirements

  • A primary law degree.
  • A solid understanding and strong interest in the broad field of human rights law.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills.
  • Demonstrable social media, communications and IT skills.
  • Demonstrable Events Planning skills.
  • The capacity to work well in a team.

Eligibility
These posts are open only to graduate research students in the Law Faculty or to those who have a current association as a graduate student resident at the Bonavero Institute. Candidates should have a strong interest in the broad field of Human Rights. The hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay
These posts will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37/hour plus holiday pay of £2.63 = total of £18.00/hour

Funding
This post is funded by the Bonavero Institute’s Main Operational Trust Fund.

How to Apply
Please send a short CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the posts, as well as a letter from your supervisor, confirming they support your application.  Applications should reach Dr Christos Kypraios, the Research and Programmes Manager at the Bonavero Institute (christos.kypraios@law.ox.ac.uk) by noon on Wednesday 6th October 2021. Interviews, if the committee consider they are needed, will be held on a date to be confirmed. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to christos.kypraios@law.ox.ac.uk