|Salary:||£80,000 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience|
|Placed on:||25th November 2016|
|Closes:||12th January 2017|
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law was founded in 2010 in honour of the late Lord Bingham of Cornhill, one of the greatest judges of his generation. It is devoted to the study and promotion of the rule of law worldwide, defining and implementing the rule of law as a universal and practical concept that upholds respect for human dignity and enhances economic development and political stability. The Centre is a constituent part of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the foremost independent research and discussion body of its kind in the world.
The Centre is engaged in a wide range of research projects, events, publications and training, in the UK and globally. It has generated a range of reports and proposals having important impact on policy and legal changes around the world. It has the full-time equivalent of about 7 researchers and 2 administrative staff directly associated with it, as well working closely with all other parts of BIICL, which has a total staff of about 40 people.
The Centre Director provides intellectual leadership, strategic direction and management of the Centre. The person appointed will have the opportunity to engage with senior people across many sectors, to reinforce the importance of the rule of law, and to have a direct impact in this area. They will work with a dedicated, highly motivated and knowledgeable team in a highly regarded independent body.
The Centre Director’s main responsibilities, with some support from other staff, include:
The Centre Director reports to the BIICL Director and to the BIICL Board of Trustees, who are eminent lawyers with experience in academia, government and private practice, non-governmental organisations and as judges. The Centre Director will also work with a Chair of the Centre, once appointed, who will have donor relations responsibilities.
The successful applicant will have the following mix of experience, skills and attributes:
This is a full-time post for a five year period, though an appointment for slightly less than full-time may be considered. Secondments for this period may also be considered.
A salary package of around £80,000 pa is expected, depending on qualifications and experience. It is hoped that the person appointed will commence in March 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to find out more about the Bingham Centre, its members of staff and activities at http://www.binghamcentre.biicl.org
Informal enquiries may be addressed to the BIICL Director, Professor Robert McCorquodale at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 12 January 2017.
Applicants should send the following by email email@example.com
It is expected that interviews will take place in late January or early February 2017.