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Vacancy - PILS Project Development Officer

PILS logoThe PILS Project seeks a temporary Development Officer.

The PILS Project is an independent organisation which seeks to advance human rights and equality in Northern Ireland through the use of and support for public interest litigation.

The successful candidate will work with the PILS Project Manager and Solicitor to secure improvements in the protection and promotion of human rights in Northern Ireland. The post-holder will be responsible for working closely with PILS members to advise them on the potential of the PILS Project to help them with their objectives; will be responsible for managing PILS pro bono register; will be responsible for the project’s publications and communication systems; will monitor relevant case-law; carry out legal research and act as a conduit to the Project Manager and Solicitor on possible litigation efforts.

The successful candidate will have a law degree or a relevant social science degree, one year of legal experience post qualification or one year of experience working in a non-governmental organisation dealing with human rights issues, excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent knowledge of communication and information systems.

This is a 10-12 month temporary post with a salary of SO1, Pt. 30 £25,727 + 8% pension. Immediate start desirable.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2pm, Friday 14 February 2014

Interviews will be held on the 26 February 2014

To discuss this post/project, interested individuals should contact Melissa Murray on 028 9044 6201.

For an application form and further details, please contact Mickey Ghanni in writing (hard copy or email) at The PILS Project, Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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