Amnesty International Secretariat: Legal Counsel – deadline 5 January 2018

About the role

Based in London in this highly reactive role, you'll work on both administrative tasks and large-scale projects as you support its international organisation in a variety of key areas. These will include compliance issues such as legal registration, company secretarial advice and data protection, assisting in the review of major contracts and protecting its global trademarks. You'll also provide practical, easy-to-digest advice on wider ranging legal topics, help manage ongoing litigation and review its campaigns and publications for legal risk. It's a varied role and one where you'll work with a wide range of people, make the most of your legal expertise and, most importantly, make a difference in the fight for human rights.

About you

Qualified to practise English law, you'll have a background at a professional firm or in an in-house role. You will be expected to have the confidence and experience needed to deal with the issues above. Driven by a commitment to its work, you might have already undertaken some voluntary or pro bono work. And whether your strengths lie in intellectual property, data protection, defamation, commercial contracts or litigation, you'll contribute solid organisational and project management skills as well as proven initiative. What's more, as well as being fluent in English, a confident communicator and a proven team player, you'll have no problem translating legal jargon into layman's terms.

About Amnesty

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. It reaches almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward its fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen its calls for justice

Its aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, it campaigns for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether they're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, they're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

To compensate its employees for the critical work they do, Amnesty rewards them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

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