Current vacancies

A042 Publications and Editorial Officer

Basis: Temporary - 12 months
Level: 3
Location: London or Manchester
Directorate: Communications
Closing date: 23:59 on 11 June 2015
Eligibility: Stages 2 & 3 combined – but with priority being given to applications from surplus staff

The Publications & Editorial Officer will be responsible for editing and proofreading a wide range of publications and managing the design and production process as well as producing some small ad hoc design jobs in house. The post holder will support the Head of Corporate Communications in promoting the strategic objectives of the Commission through the effective use of publications. The successful candidate will need to quickly establish credibility and will often need to use persuasion with regards to issues such as managing deadlines, quality, presentation and use of language.

A052 Receptionist

Basis: Fixed term contract until 31 May 2016
Salary: £16,440 per annum
Location: Manchester
Closing date: 23:59 on 9 June 2015

We are seeking to recruit a receptionist for our Manchester office. As an ambassador for the Commission, the receptionist will possess clear and courteous verbal communication skills, particularly when dealing with visitors and staff members. Experience of meeting and greeting visitors and staff in a reception area and controlling visitors’ passes is essential, as is experience of answering/redirecting telephone calls.

A051 Programme Head - Externally Funded Programmes

Basis: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2016
Salary: £44,600 per annum
Location: London or Manchester
Closing date: 23:59 on 8 June 2015

We are seeking to recruit a temporary Programme Head, allocated to externally funded programmes. The successful candidate will take accountability for ensuring the successful delivery of the relevant externally funded programmes to agreed quality assurance standards. They will be required to analyse complex data, scoring and assess bids and information and will draft concise and readable documents based on strong evidence.

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: 29 May 2015