We are looking for an experienced researcher to fill a temporary role for our restorative justice and criminal justice projects for immediate start operating on a rolling contract until January 2018.

The right candidate will be involved in our European funded projects as well as UK wide projects and Local projects.  The project coordinator will also work with our interns and associate staff as well as coordinate volunteering opportunities and support our User Scrutiny Board.  The post is offered part-time at 3 days per week.  We accept applications only from applicants with the right to work in the UK.

The post holder will be expected to work on a number of justice related projects, as well as contributing to research projects across the organisation.  There are European Projects working with partners from around the EU; Protasis, as well as future projects with the EU.  Regionally you will coordinate the research and support of a project to evaluate and scrutinise the Restore:London project, which brings Restorative Justice to the capital. Locally you will coordinate our St James Street Big Local project working with people to improve their local environment.  You will also coordinate our User Scrutiny Panel (USP).

The position would suit someone with an interest in justice and a background in Restorative Justice is essential.

Who we are looking for

For this role, we are looking for an expert team member with a strong academic background and a proven experience in delivering and developing research and evaluation projects on the theme of justice and particularly restorative justice as well as contributing to general research projects across the organisation. You will be expected to conduct research, contribute to project reports, empower the volunteer User Scrutiny Panel, as well as develop and run training programmes.

This is a key role at the organisation which involves working directly with the Deputy Director and Professor Theo Gavrielides to deliver IARS' justice work.

What makes the IARS team special is commitment, drive, flexibility and teamwork, and we are looking for someone with the same qualities. We also want someone who is committed to the values of dialogue, transparency, non-adversarial methods of conflict resolution and restorative justice. Please review our three founding values before applying as fitting within our culture will be a key for success.

Benefits & Working hours

The post is office based (London, UK) and is part-time (3 days per week, 7 hour per day), offered on a monthly rolling consultancy contract at £12-14 per hour (depending on experience).  The successful applicant will be self-employed and responsible for their own tax, pensions and NI.

The role is required to cover for a period of recruitment and the successful applicant will be welcome to apply for the role, with an interview guaranteed. The post is office based.

How to apply
If you are interested in applying please submit your:

1. CV

2. Cover letter addressing the Role Description and Person Specification that can be found here.

3. Diversity Monitoring Form.

Please send it to: contact@iars.org.uk by 5.00pm on Friday 3rd November 2017

For an informal conversation about the role contact Simon Aulton on 020 7064 4380.