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Membership of the Consortium is free and is open to all such organisations provided that they support the purposes and objectives of the Consortium- ‘Ensuring a human rights based society which includes a strong and inclusive Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland’. If your organisation would like to apply for membership please visit here



We are currently seeking 4 volunteers to work remotely on two distinct projects – our Human Rights News Roundup and our Human Rights Impact Database.

Human Rights News Roundup – 2 x Volunteers (Feb – July 2021) 

The Consortium are seeking two volunteers to work remotely on its Human Rights News Round Up project.

The Roundup is a collection of the latest human rights related news stories from Northern Ireland that is distributed to Consortium members and supporters on a regular basis.


Human Rights Impact Database – 2 x Volunteers (Feb – July 2021) 

The Consortium are also seeking two volunteers to work remotely on its Human Rights Impact Database project.

To Database is an attempt to track and record as many of the Human Rights Impacts of Covid 19 and other underlying human rights issues as possible in Northern Ireland as a resource for civil society.

These six month volunteer positions are based from home/remote working and are an excellent opportunity to gain a broad range of skills and experience.

A full project brief for each opportunity and details of how to apply are available for download here.

Deadline for applications is Monday 15th February 2021.

Please also see the testimonials below from previous Consortium volunteers.

“My experience volunteering for the Human Rights Consortium has been extremely rewarding. I have developed many key skills which assisted me throughout the completion of my degree and will assist me in the workplace, such  as research, drafting and attention to detail. The skills developed are extremely versatile and can assist in almost any field of work. I have seen first-hand how impressed employers are by this experience. The most important skill acquired is arguably the ability to approach articles with a critical lens and recognise where spin has been applied, ensuring that we only report the facts. Team work has been crucial throughout, as I have worked alongside other volunteers and staff to deliver the best possible round-up every week. The Director and the Consortium have been brilliant along the way and are always helpful and understanding. Alongside the development of skills this experience has provided me with a broader insight into human rights in Northern Ireland and the many issues that are prevalent.” – Bronagh O’Kane (News Roundup Volunteer)

“Working on the news roundup has been an exceptionally rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. I’ve developed a working knowledge of Mailchimp, which has since proven invaluable in other roles/projects. Monitoring local news and selecting relevant stories for the roundup has also given me a much deeper appreciation and understanding of the unique human rights landscape in Northern Ireland. I’ve also gained insight into the essential work and operations of the local community and voluntary sector. I would highly recommend this opportunity to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge of current human rights-related issues in NI – and gain some transferable editing and social media skills along the way!” – Rebekah Corbett (News Roundup Volunteer)



The Human Rights Consortium is currently recruiting for two new staff posts to complement our existing staff team and help enhance our work to protect and advance human rights in Northern Ireland. Details of the two positions are available below and specific job descriptions, person specifications and application forms are available to download at the bottom of this page.

We're Hiring

Research Officer FT – 3-year Fixed Term position

£27,741 – £29,577 (plus 8% salary employer’s pension contribution)

The Research Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing key elements of the Human Rights Consortium’s work to ensure that rights & standards in Northern Ireland are both maintained and improved in a post-Brexit landscape and that there is increased civil society capacity and co-ordination on social and economic rights in Northern Ireland.

Administrative Officer PT -(2 days p/w) 3-year Fixed Term position

£22,183 p.a. Pro Rata (plus 8% salary employer’s pension contribution)

The Administrative Officer will be responsible for helping to ensure the efficient management of the Consortium’s finances, fundraising and corporate compliance by playing a leading role in monitoring and advancing our administrative, personnel and financial arrangements.

Deadline for applications for both positions is 5pm, Friday 16th April 2021.

Interviews will be held on the 29th April.

Please note that a separate Monitoring Form (available below) must be completed and returned to in a separate e-mail from your application by the date above. The form will remain unopened and will not be used by the recruitment panel.

Downloadable Resources

Download Research Officer Job Description and Person Specification

Research Officer Job Description and Person Specification

Download Research Officer Application Form

Research Officer Application Form

Download Administrative Officer - Job Description

Administrative Officer - Job Description

Download Administrative Officer - Person Specification

Administrative Officer - Person Specification

Download Administrative Officer - Application Form

Administrative Officer - Application Form

Download Monitoring Form

Monitoring Form



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