Legal Assistant, Intelligence & Impact Team

Equality and Human Rights Commission

  • Team: People Team
  • Grade: Senior Associate Level 3
  • Salary: £31,015.68
  • Location: Manchester or Cardiff
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 15th May 2022 BST

Job Description

About us

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the regulator of equality and human rights for Great Britain. We are Great Britain’s national equality body and a United Nations accredited National Human Rights Institution. We were established by the Equality Act 2006 and our job is to protect and promote equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales. We do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.

Britain has a strong reputation as a global leader in equality and human rights and we are committed to ensuring this continues into the future. We are ambitious to achieve maximum impact with the powers and levers available to us to bring about change in society and make a difference to individual’s lives.

As a statutory non-departmental public body, we are funded by HM Treasury via the Cabinet Office, but we operate independently of governments.

We pride ourselves on being a flexible and inclusive employer. We celebrate difference, embrace diversity and support all our people to thrive at work. If this sounds interesting - apply to join us!

Our Vacancy

The Commission is the regulatory body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act 2010. To help us achieve our vision of a fairer Britain, we have a range of regulatory powers that we use to challenge unlawful policies or practices, highlight important issues, clarify the law and protect people’s rights.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team that has responsibility for considering how the Commission can best use its regulatory powers to achieve widespread, positive change. The Intelligence and Impact team (triage function) has an integral role in delivering the Commission’s strategic plan through identifying opportunities to use our regulatory powers to achieve the most impact in our agreed areas of priority. We are hiring a Senior Associate (L3) to contribute to the effective delivery of this work and who upholds our values of fairness, dignity and respect.

Key Responsibilities

We are recruiting for a Senior Associate: Legal, Intelligence and Impact, to join the team. Reporting to a Senior Associate or Principal, you will

  • Perform a key role in assisting with the delivery of regulatory work, namely assessing new opportunities for us to use our regulatory powers to drive impact in our priority areas

  • Work with autonomy and as part of a team

  • In addition, you will contribute to Intelligence and Impact team’s ethos and engage with colleagues across the Commission as a representative of the team.

What we are looking for

You will need to be able to gather and analyse legal information and evidence and evaluate it against our agreed priorities to make reasoned recommendations for new work in the Regulatory Network.

You will flex your time between different tasks and, so you will need:

  • Ability to plan and organise work effectively, prioritising competing demands and meeting deadlines.

  • Resilience, flexibility and ability to be delivery focused so that you are accountable for your contributions within the team’s work.

You will be assessed against our core skills (Leadership, Delivery Management and Stakeholder Engagement) and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role in the application form. Please provide evidence and examples from your work history or other aspects of your life to demonstrate how you meet the criteria required. Full criteria details can be found in the candidate pack.

Important InformationCurrently, we are hybrid working, which is where an employee works 40% of their week in their EHRC office and the remaining part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including flexible working patterns, 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (full time FTE), access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme and partnership pension schemes, and enhanced parental leave benefits. More information can be found in the candidate pack.

How to apply

If this sounds like the role for you, please review the attached Candidate Pack for more information and submit your application today!

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an accredited Disability Confident Leader and operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for candidates with a disability.

Should you wish to apply under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme or request a reasonable adjustment, please indicate this in your application.  

If you require an alternative accessible version of the application form or wish to discuss your application or reasonable adjustment  – please contact us by email at recruitment@equalityhumanrights.com or by telephone on 0161 829 8100.

Diversity in our workforce

At the Commission, we are proud of our inclusive workplace where we celebrate difference, value everyone’s contribution and where people of all backgrounds can thrive.  We do not accept discrimination or harassment, and all our recruitment decisions are based on fair and open competition, with appointment on merit. We are committed to further growing our workplace by making sure that the talent pipelines for our most senior roles are as diverse and inclusive as they can be. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage disabled people and people from an ethnic minority background to apply. This is to ensure we are taking positive action in order to achieve our legitimate aim of a balanced representation in our workforce at senior grades.

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Applications closed Sun 15th May 2022

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