Fellowship: deadline 10am, 2nd August 2021

The Article 11 Trust, in partnership with the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust and the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team working to defend the right to protest.

Please apply by 10am on 2nd August.

About the Fellowship

We want someone to effectively analyse and document threats to the Right to Protest and communicate their findings to a wide audience that reaches beyond academic and policy spaces.

Your work will include:

  • Working with leading academics and grass roots campaigners to research, analyse, write and produce a range of short, informative outputs in a range of media.
  • Finding innovating ways to communicate your findings, seeking to reach a wide audience outside of traditional policy and academic spaces
  • Supporting the day-today operation of the Article 11 Trust

The post offers:

  • Remuneration: This is not a salaried position. You will receive a tax free support grant of £18,500 via a monthly stipend from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust. This is the equivalent of a salary of roughly £22,000.
  • Support: This fellowship is intended as an opportunity for you to develop your research skills and we encourage applicants from those without an academic background. You will be supported by a panel of expert academics, as well as through a generous training budget and travel expenses.
  • Location: This role is open to anyone able to work remotely and travel approximately once a month to London and occasionally to other parts of the UK (expenses paid).
  • Hours: This is a full time (35 hour per week) position.

About you

  • You want to develop strong research skills and already have some knowledge of key issues and legislation related to the policing of protest groups.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, including experience producing online communications in the context of research, campaigning or fundraising on equivalent topics.
  • You understand the importance of solidarity, and of standing with and amplifying the voices of those oppressed or denied their rights by the state, and are able to network effectively with relevant protest movements and legal support groups.
  • You are self-motivated, and able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with colleagues.
  • You are able to multitask, be flexible and diligent and respond quickly to shifting demands and fast-moving events.
  • You are committed to the Article 11 Trust’s aims and values.

We are open to people of every background – and we particularly welcome and encourage applications from those who have experienced oppressive policing either at a protest or as part of a marginalised group.

Please read the full person specification in the application pack before applying.

About Us

Members of long-standing protest rights groups have come together to form the Article 11 Trust – a UK charity working to defend rights to freedom of assembly and association under the ECHR. We help legal support groups to ensure people at protests know their rights. We facilitate ground-breaking research and education projects to push threats to protest rights into the spotlight. We help to empower the public to push for social justice through action.

Netpol is a coalition dedicated to monitoring public order, protest and street policing, and to challenging policing which is excessive, discriminatory or threatens civil rights. Netpol’s team of two paid staff will provide day to day support and supervision For the Research Fellow.

To apply: Cover Letter, CV & Equal Opportunities Form

Download our full application pack and accessibility statement.

Please send the following to recruitment@article11trust.org.uk

  • A cover letter (2 page maximum) telling us about yourself, your relevant experience and outlining how you meet the person specification criteria (word or pdf file).
  • Your CV (2 page maximum) (word or pdf file).
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Form (voluntary)

When writing your cover letter, we’d like you to aim to address both the essential and desirable competencies listed in the person specification. The shortlisting panel will rely on this to shortlist and therefore determine who to invite to interview.

Please use tangible examples to exemplify relevant skills, experiences, knowledge, and achievements gained through past employment, pro bono work or any other activities. We recommend using the Situation, Task, Action, Result model to do this for each competency.

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview via Zoom. Ahead of the interview, you will be asked to complete a short task to assess your research and communication abilities.

Research Fellow – Applicant Information Pack

Equal Opportunities Form

The deadline is 10am on 2nd August.