Human Dignity Trust Seeks Lawyer, London

Application deadline: 11 June 2012

The Human Dignity Trust, on the invitation of those directly affected, facilitates litigation in those jurisdictions that criminalise sexual orientation and gender identity. The Trust seeks to ensure that constitutional law gives full effect to binding international human rights standards and that the right to private, consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex is guaranteed. Our aim is to uphold the rule of law.

The Human Dignity Trust is looking to appoint a lawyer. This permanent position will be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a lawyer with at least 5 years experience of practice. They will work at the cutting edge of international human rights law and bring about real change for people who are criminalised, and/or at risk of prosecution, because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

The lawyer will be based in Central London. The position is full time but a part time appointment will be considered. The salary is in the range of £35,000 to £50,000 pa (depending upon experience) + pension + 25 days holiday.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 18 June 2012.

To apply please send by email by 11 June 2012:

• A full curriculum vitae;
• The names and addresses of three referees (references will not be taken up without prior consent);
• A cover letter setting out your reasons for applying and how you consider that you meet the criteria for this post;

In your cover letter please indicate whether you have permission to live and work in the UK.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Chief Executive.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 June 2012. Where necessary interviews will be held by Skype or other video conferencing systems.