Senior Policy Advisor (maternity cover)

Contract: Maternity cover (9-12 months)
Part-Time: 21 hrs/week
Location: London
Salary:  £26,015 p.a. pro-rata, (FTE £43,358) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Job Ref: VA-131

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

This is an exciting job share (3 days per week) opportunity for a Senior Policy Advisor whose role will be to improve legal and policy protections for torture survivors in the UK as asylum applicants and refugees.  This will involve drawing on evidence from Freedom from Torture’s clinical service provision, research and legal and welfare advice service. The post holder will also manage important relationships with the Home Office and other government departments responsible for public policy and services affecting torture survivors in the UK.

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Advocacy, you will need a demonstrate expert knowledge of the UK political system, including parliamentary influencing processes and extensive policy experience relating to the rights of asylum seekers in the UK.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ann Hannah, Interim Policy and Advocacy at

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click this link policy adviser job share 3 days a week Feb 2018 FINAL.doc

Closing date:  1st April  at midnight
Expected date of interviews: 12 and 13 April 2018

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