Current vacancies

P276 Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager

Basis: Permanent
Salary: Level 4 (£35,144.75)
Location: London or Manchester
Closing date: 23:59 on 16 July 2015

What we are looking for: The Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager will have a strong track record in contributing to creation and delivery of successful engagement strategies.  Evidence of building and managing relationships with parliamentarians and other external stakeholders is an essential requirement, as is sound knowledge of parliamentary and legislative processes and experience of successfully influencing those processes. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate good political awareness, risk analysis and sound judgement and have the ability to deal with high profile, controversial or sensitive issues to strict deadlines.

A053 Research Officer

Basis: Temporary 9 months
Salary: £27,735.80
Location: Glasgow
Closing date: 23:59 on 14 July 2015

Reporting to the Research and Information Manager, the Research Officer will play a significant role in delivering research support to the EHRC in Scotland. The post holder will be primarily involved in analysing and drawing conclusions from a range of quantitative and qualitative evidence collected through the Is Britain Fairer? review, to produce a country report for Scotland.

What we are looking for: Key to success in this role will be ability to demonstrate awareness of standard quantitative and qualitative research methods and simple project management techniques.  The successful person will have experience of working with quantitative and qualitative research reports, statistics and data sources, to produce clear and succinct analysis. They will also be able to demonstrate proven experience of identifying and making recommendations on the best possible sources for data, and identify the best practical solutions for research, whether internal or external. They will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills.

P268 Director of Human Rights

  • Basis: Permanent
  • Salary: An attractive salary, commensurate with skills and experience
  • Location: Manchester or London
  • Closing date: 23:59 on 7 July 2015

The Commission is looking to recruit a Director to take accountability of the Human Rights portfolio, comprising of treaty monitoring and International policy, human rights influencing and the Health and Social Care programme.

An experienced leader with a proven ability to work successfully at a senior level, the successful candidate will have a strong drive, determination and personal resilience to ensure the delivery of their area of accountability. They will be able to act as an ambassador for the Commission and in the promotion of human rights and have the ability and experience to contribute towards shaping Commission policy on these and other issues. 

Staff vacancies - How to apply

Please refer to Civil Service Jobs for all our current vacancies, downloading and completing the application pack for your chosen vacancy. Advice on how to complete your application can be found on the applicant guidance document. Please read this carefully before completing your application.

All completed applications should be returned to the recruitment team, prior to the closing dates and time. No applications will be accepted after this time. Applications should be returned to:

The Recruitment Team
Equality & Human Rights Commission
2nd Floor, Arndale House
Arndale Centre
M4 3AQ

We can provide vacancy details in a range of accessible formats. If you wish to make use of this service or have any specific requirements to enable you to complete the application process, please contact us on the following:


Pre-employment enquiries

All posts will require successful applicants to undergo security checks in accordance with the Governments Baseline Personnel Security Standard.

Refusal to comply with any request to undertake checks will lead to any offer of employment being withdrawn.

References will be taken from two nominated referees, after a conditional offer of employment is made.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to where you work and to your work arrangements.

We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, you must show in your supporting statements that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, which is 60% of the short listing score across all essential criteria except when it has been exceptionally agreed that this percentage score be lowered.

If you wish to apply under the GIS, please complete a GIS form contained in the application pack.

If you do not wish to apply under the GIS, but do require us to make reasonable adjustments at interview, then please let us know what those adjustments will be.

Please note: a request under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme does not guarantee you a job. At interview, the best candidate will be offered the post.

Minicom Service

Our Minicom service enables members of the public with speech or hearing impairments to contact us.

Our Minicom number is 0161 829 8341.

We can also provide vacancy details in a range of accessible formats. If you wish to make use of this service please call or email:

Minicom number: 0161 829 8341
Telephone: 0161 829 8340

You can also use any of the above contacts if you have any difficulties completing the application process.

Working for us

As a large public sector organisation that truly values its employees, we offer an excellent package of staff benefits. These range from flexi-time working and generous leave entitlements, to childcare vouchers and a choice of pension schemes. We also offer great learning and development opportunities, an Employee Assistance Programme and even interest free loans for season tickets and bicycles, subject to conditions.

Working Hours

Full-time employees at the Commission are contracted to work 36 hours per week. We offer flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from people wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis. We also operate a flexi-time scheme that allows you to alter your start and finish times and take hours back that you have accrued.

Annual Leave

All employees working full-time are entitled to a basic leave entitlement of 30 days plus bank and public holidays each year. This will be pro rata for part time employees.

Pension Scheme

We operate the civil service pension scheme and also offer stakeholder pension schemes. You can get further details on its website: Further details will be provided once you start working for us.

Learning and Development

We are keen for everyone to develop to their full potential within Commission and we recognise that this takes significant investment from us and an ongoing commitment from you to make this happen. In your first few months you will complete our corporate induction programme, designed to help you settle in quickly and give you a solid grounding in the work of the Commission. We also offer a wide variety of learning and development activities and for our managers we offer the leadership and management development. There are also options for furthering your professional qualifications once you have passed the probationary period.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Commission offers all employees, their partners and children up to age 21 access to a confidential service which provides information, support and professional guidance in managing difficulties at home or work. Short-term counselling and specialist advice is also available on a face-to-face basis through the programme.


The Commission recognises both PCS and Unite.

Season Ticket Loans

If you use public transport to commute to and from work at the Commission you will be entitled to apply for an interest free loan to purchase your season ticket.

Bicycle Loans

In the interests of the environment we will look to provide interest free loans to employees wishing to purchase a bicycle to use to commute to and from work.

Childcare Vouchers

To support staff that wish to have a career but also have childcare responsibilities we are able to provide childcare vouchers. Subject to conditions

Reimbursement of Eye Tests

The Commission will reimburse eyesight testing claims, up to a maximum value. Additional support will be provided where lenses are required for DSE use only.

Equalities and Diversity

Join us and you will be part of an organisation that not only champions human rights and strives to eliminate discrimination, but which also celebrates the fact that we are all equally different.

The Commission welcomes enquiries from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. Read more information about our Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We encourage all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form provided with all application packs, to support us in delivering upon our Equality Scheme.

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Please use the enquiry form if you have any recruitment enquiries.

Last Updated: 03 Jul 2015