Dr Liora Lazarus and Professor Kate O’Regan are looking for appoint a research assistant to assist in the administration of a conference, Remaking the UK Constitution, at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The conference is scheduled to take place in late February and is being hosted jointly with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and The Constitution Unit at University College London. 

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until the end of March.

The work will initially be around 5 hours/week and will reduce to around 2 hours/week after 2 months. The RA will be required to work for both days of the 2-day conference in February. The total number of work hours on this project will not exceed 100 hours.

Reporting

The post will report to Liora Lazarus and Kate O’Regan.

Requirements

  • A general understanding of the field of law is essential
  • A reasonable understanding of the field of constitutional law or political theory is essential.
  • Good writing, co-ordination, admin and IT skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of constitutional debates in the United Kingdom is desirable.
  • Previous experience of helping to organise events is desirable.
  • Knowledge of social media and communications is desirable.
  • The work will be done in conjunction with the Bonavero Institute, and the RA will be expected to be in Oxford during term and especially around the conference itself.

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.

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

Funding

This post is funded by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to (liora.lazarus@law.ox.ac.uk) by 12th November 2018). Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over summer.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

 

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.