£24,000 - £26,000 per year
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Transform Justice is seeking an enthusiastic research and administrative assistant to play a vital role supporting its work to create a better UK justice system. 

Who we are: Transform Justice is a national charity working for a fair, humane, open and effective justice system in England and Wales. We work to promote change by generating research and evidence to show how the system works and how it could be improved, and by influencing practitioners and politicians to make changes to the justice system. Our recent reports have focused on the overuse of police custody, the quality of criminal defence advice and advocacy, and the overuse of remand for children. We work closely with other charities and key stakeholders, with coverage across the sector as well as nationally.  

About the role: You will be responsible for providing high quality research and administrative support to the team across various aspects of our work, including a project promoting alternatives to prosecution and ongoing work advocating against the use of remand for children. Working closely with the charity’s director and researcher, you will be required to be flexible, whilst maintaining focus on the current research interest at hand. You will work remotely using your own equipment with occasional travel to London for in-person meetings. 

Location: Home working with a requirement to travel to London for in-person meetings when required, a minimum of once a month

Contract: one year term but likely to be renewable

Salary: £24-£26,000 pa full time (or pro rata for 4 days a week). Also opportunity for this to be a freelance role if preferred.

Hours: 4 or 5 days per week  (either possible)

Main responsibilities and duties:

  • Generating research and evidence for reports and briefings: 
    • Undertaking qualitative and quantitative research (phone interviews, survey design, creating tables/graphs and seeking out official data, transcribing interviews) 
    • Reviewing academic and policy publications of relevance to Transform Justice’s work
    • Carrying out Freedom of Information requests and subsequent data entry and analysis  
    • Editing and proofreading reports and briefings
  • Providing administrative support to the team and projects:
    • Financial administration including invoicing and book-keeping
    • Organising meetings
    • Preparing and sending stakeholder correspondence
    • Filing and contacts management
  • Managing Transform Justice’s website, mailing list and Twitter account
  • Provide support for the drafting of proposals and submissions  
  • Other reasonable duties as required

Essential skills and experience:

  • At least one year of relevant research-related work experience demonstrating qualitative and quantitative research skills: experience in a research or non-voluntary environment is advantageous 
  • Administrative and organisational skills 
  • Strong attention to detail and proven ability to produce accurate work
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing
  • Flexible, willing and enthusiastic to work on a range of different projects and tasks  
  • Ability to work with little supervision, seeking advice and support when needed
  • Excellent computer skills, with knowledge and practice of Word and Excel. Experience of website management is desirable.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with people from a range of backgrounds and develop collaborative working relationships.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent relevant experience. Desirable: knowledge of criminology/criminal justice.
  • Committed and driven to help achieve the aims of Transform Justice 

How to apply: Please submit a CV and short covering letter via this website outlining how you meet the skills and experience in the job description by 5pm on Monday 19 October. Interviews will take place on Friday 30 October and will be conducted over Zoom. Candidates for interview will be notified by email by Friday 23 October. We are sorry that due to limited staff capacity we are not able to reply to all applicants

Transform Justice is committed to fair recruitment and the inclusion of applicants with criminal records. This position is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. For this role, the disclosure of a criminal record is not required.


Posted on: 24 September 2020
Closed date: 19 October 2020
Tags: Policy/Research

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