RESPONSIBLE TO: Legal and Policy Officer
LOCATION: Rue de la Pépinière 10A 1000 Brussels, Belgium (with occasional travel in Europe)
HOURS: Full time (38 hours per week). Evening and weekend work will be required from time to time
SALARY: EUR 30.000 – 35.000 gross (including holiday pay and 13th month)
To assist Fair Trials’ Legal and Policy team in Brussels in all aspects of its work, and to contribute to Fair Trials’ work across offices. Fair Trials aims to advance fair trial rights in Europe through research, strategic litigation, advocacy and policy work, coalition building, training and capacity building.
We will be hiring three legal and policy assistants to support our work in key areas, including racial disparities in criminal justice systems, procedural defence rights in the EU and Council of Europe, access to a lawyer in police custody, overuse of pre‐trial detention, cross‐border cooperation, trial waiver systems, digitalisation of criminal justice and electronic evidence, access to justice for vulnerable defendants.
Fair Trials is an international human rights NGO, which exists to build respect for the human right to a fair trial in criminal cases. We have grown gradually over the past five years and have an established track‐record as a trusted voice on criminal justice. We have 20 staff across offices in London, Brussels and Washington DC, and are in the process of increasing the geographical reach of our work.
Fair Trials has become a leading contributor to exciting developments in the field of criminal justice across the European Union. Fair Trials Europe was established as a non‐profit public foundation in Belgium in 2014, to act as Fair Trials’ hub of expertise in Europe. It is, itself, at the heart of an engaged EU‐wide network of over 200 criminal justice and human rights experts (the Legal Experts Advisory Panel, LEAP) which it coordinates.
The post of Legal and Policy Assistant is full time. The gross salary is €30,000‐ €35,000 per year (including 13th month and holiday pay). The role is based in Brussels.
Please send a CV and cover letter electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight CET on the 11th October 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Please clearly include your name and “Legal & Policy Assistant” in the subject field of the email.
If you have any queries, please send them to the same email address.
We will aim to inform short‐listed candidates by week commencing 12th October 2020, with interviews for short‐listed candidates being held online during week commencing on the 19th October 2020 and on the 26th of October. If necessary, a second round of interviews may be scheduled at a later date. All interviews will be held online. The recruitment process will involve an interview and a written exercise.
Fair Trials is conducting this appointment on equal opportunity principles and will welcome applications from candidates who can fulfil the requirements of the post irrespective of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
The personal data which you have provided, and which we may request, in connection with your application, will not be retained beyond 12 months should your application be unsuccessful. If you are appointed, your personal data will only be used for the purposes of human resources management.