Legal Fellow

  • Full time
  • £28,860 – £31,318
  • Hybrid: Based in Edinburgh, Hybrid working available
  • Closing 1st July 2024

  • Advertised from 11th June 2024
  • 37 hours per week Grade 2 (£28,860 - £31,318) - pay award pending for 2024-25) Fixed term 12 months


The Scottish Human Rights Commission is an independent public body which promotes and protects human rights across Scotland.

The Scottish Human Rights Commission is recruiting a Legal Fellow, for a fixed term of 12 months, as part of its Scottish Human Rights Fellowship scheme.

The job holder will work collaboratively with members of the Legal and Policy team and colleagues across the Commission, gaining valuable insight into the work of Scotland’s National Human Rights Institution.

Specific projects and areas of work will depend on the particular focus of the Legal and Policy team at any given time; however, the job holder will use their knowledge of the European and International human rights systems together with their legal and policy research skills to support various projects aimed at protecting and promoting the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

Application notes

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Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 1 July 2024

Interview date: likely to be Wednesday 24 July 2024

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.