We are looking for a committed and confident Projects Coordinator (Justice).

The right candidate will be involved in our European funded projects as well as UK wide projects and Local projects.  The project coordinator will manage interns and associate staff as well as coordinate volunteering opportunities and support our User Scrutiny Board.  There are opportunities for travel abroad to represent the organisation at meetings and conferences.  The post is offered part-time with the possibility of becoming full time dependent on funding.  We accept applications only from applicants with the right to work in the UK.

The Project Coordinator (Justice) will be expected to work on a number of Justice related projects.  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) supporting the young volunteers who guide our projects.

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. 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 to deliver IARS scientific and intellectual work and programmes, and in addition devise further projects in order to continue delivering its mission. We are looking for a strong team player with innovative ideas, excellent organisational skills, and a person who shows attention to detail and is able to plan, prioritise, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

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), offered on a two year fixed term contract at £23,658-£32,183 pro rated. The initial salary will depend on experience and there will be a 6 month probationary period. The contract is renewable and extendable, depending on funding. Other benefits include 24 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays and 5.5% pension upon successful completion of the probationary period (pro-rated).

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 1st December 2017

Shortlisting and interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Monday 11th December to attend an interview week beginning 18th December 2017.

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