Rachel Taylor is looking for suitable candidates to assist in research for a book on children’s rights. Applications would be welcomed from those with an interest in the theory of children’s rights and also those with an interest in any of the following areas of English law as they affect children: medical law, education, migration, criminal law and the criminal justice system.

Duration and hours

The start date and timing of the research is flexible but all work must be completed by the end of July 2017. A maximum of 145 hours of research are available, although this may be allocated between researchers, depending on the interest and experience of applicants. A minimum commitment of 20 hours research over this period is required.


The post will report to Rachel Taylor.


This post requires:

  • A strong background in one or more of the following areas as they affect children: theory of children’s rights, medical law education, migration, criminal law and the criminal justice system.

  • Excellent writing and research skills

  • Good admin and IT skills.

The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library and online databases. 


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.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.56/hour plus holiday pay of £2.49 = total of £17.05/hour.


This post is funded by a Faculty start-up grant.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to rachel.taylor@exeter.ox.ac.uk by Wednesday 8th March 2017 Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the period.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to rachel.taylor@exeter.ox.ac.uk