Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

Vacancy : Parliamentary & Research Analyst

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Salary : £26,000- £30,000, depending on experience
Start date : as soon as possible

Medical Justice aims to eradicate medical mistreatment in immigration detention. We are the only organisation in the UK dedicated to sending independent volunteer clinicians to asses immigration detainees, document their medical evidence of torture, other serious medical conditions, injuries sustained during attempts to remove them from the UK, and to challenge any instances of inadequate healthcare. We deal with 1,000 referrals a year. We have 9 members of staff and a dedicated team of volunteers – 80 clinicians and 100 interpreters.

Medical evidence from our casework forms the basis of our research which documents the toxic effect of immigration detention on detainees. We work for lasting change through policy, parliamentary and media work, strategic litigation and through galvanised medical professionals.

Job Title : Parliamentary and Research Analyst
Salary : £26,000- £30,000, depending on experience
Reports to : The Policy & Research Worker
Responsible for : Volunteers and interns as appropriate
Job purpose : Work in a small team to support the development of a parliamentary presence on immigration detention that acts as a source of independent expertise. Other duties will include producing research based on Medical Justice casework evidence and undertaking policy work to effect lasting change. Activities may also include internal and external communications.
Working hours : Full time
Where based : In the Medical Justice office near Finsbury Park, London, with flexibility to work at home occasionally, subject to duties required and prior agreement.
Length of contract : 1 year, with renewal if funding available. The probation period is 6 months
Holidays : 28 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays

Timings

Deadline for applications : Tuesday 27th November 2018.
Shortlisted candidates notified : Wednesday 28th November
Interviews : Thursday 29th November at the Medical Justice office in Finsbury Park, London.
Start date : Ideally, as soon as possible.

To apply

Please see the Job Description, complete this application form and email, together with your CV, to emma.ginn@medicaljustice.org.uk