International Law Adviser (Internal), London, UK

Job Description

United Kingdom

Friday, 31 May 2019

British Red Cross


International Law Adviser (Internal)

Location: UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 35 per week

Salary: Circa GBP 38,000 p.a.(including Inner London Weighting)

The British Red Cross is seeking to fill the position of International Law Adviser, situated in the International Law Department at the British Red Cross. The post-holder will be part of a five-person team, reporting to the Head of International Law.

The post of International Law Adviser (Internal) carries a wide range of advisory and training responsibilities for individuals and groups internal to the British Red Cross in the fields covered by the International Law Department. This includes, in particular international humanitarian law (IHL) and statutory and policy matters of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement). The British Red Cross has an officially recognised role in the field of IHL and co-operates with the UK government and armed forces in educating people in IHL, in ensuring respect for that law, and in protecting the integrity of the red cross, red c rescent and red crystal emblems.

The International Law Department also provides advice and training in other areas of public international law, including human rights law and refugee law, as well as on a range of related matters, in particular the Fundamental Principles of the Movement and the Statutes of the Movement.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in public international law or the equivalent professional experience, as well as recent experience of working with IHL in a professional context. Familiarity with government, the humanitarian sector and/or the Movement is also highly desirable. Candidates should have excellent analytical, training and presentation skills.

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If you believe you have the skills and experience to help achieve our targets during an exciting time please visit: for further information and to apply.

Should you have any questions on this role please email quoting reference REQ0000025OZ

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st May, 23:59 (UK Time Zone).

Interviews will take place at the British Red Cross UK Office in London on 4th and 5th July.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Childcare vouchers

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK.

The British Red Cross helps people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences – including disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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