WC1N, London

£30,000 - £36,000 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

INRO85585

About the organisation

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Job Description

Coram Children’s Legal Centre [CCLC] was established 35 years ago as the major UK project for the International Year of the Child. It is an independent, registered UK charity (No. 281222) with offices in Central London, England. Coram International @ CCLC is an internationally renowned institution with a reputation for high quality work. We conducted our first project 20 years ago and have since engaged in over 170 consultancies and projects in 87 countries with 42 partners on human and children’s rights. We specialise in:

  • Promoting the implementation ofhuman rights, particularly those of children and youth;
  • Undertaking innovative, child-focusedparticipatory research to assist programme development, policy reform and the application of law relating to children, drawing on a range of interdisciplinary legal, (social) scientific, and ethnographic methods;
  • Providing technical expertise in all areas of child protection, child justice and child welfare, including the reform of policy, law (including drafting) and practice; and
  • Providing technical expertise and capacity building to States, IGOs, NGOs, and UN agencies.

Coram International is made up of experts from multiple disciplines, and includes child rights lawyers, socio-legal researchers, social workers, statistical analysts, evaluation experts, judges, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, and prison and probation experts. We work across the full range of child rights, including child labour, child protection, child justice, access to justice, combating violence and harmful traditional practices, sexual and reproductive rights, armed conflict, counter-terrorism and violent extremism, gender equality, child governance and child rights monitoring.

We are seeking an International Research Officer to join our team. The right candidate will support our research projects by carrying out socio-legal research on children’s rights issues, and by providing technical support to our projects. Please note that this post will involve international travel for up to three months per year.

More information about the department and the work of the Centre as a whole is available via the Coram website under the section 'Coram Group Charities'.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification to understand more about the role.

To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.

Please note CVs will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing date for applications: 23:59, Sunday 28th July 2019

Interviews: To be confirmed

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. 

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. Registered Charity No. 218222.