Date Added: 29 May 2019
: 19 June 2019
Job Title: Policy and Research Officer
Working For: The Magistrates Association
Do you have strong policy and research skills and an interest in justice policy?
The Magistrates Association is recruiting a Policy and Research Officer to play a central role in the delivery of our ambitious programme of policy work.
A national charity, the Magistrates Association is the membership body for magistrates in England and Wales. We work to promote the sound administration of the law, including by supporting our members, informing the public about the courts and the role of magistrates, producing and publishing research on key topics relevant to magistrates, and contributing to the development and delivery of reforms to the magistracy and the broader justice system.
Our policy work engages key stakeholders from across the justice system, covering a wide range of issues such as the future of the court estate, litigants in person, the digitisation of courts and disproportionality in the criminal justice system. With 14,000 members, we are the independent voice of the magistracy.
The MA is looking for a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment to contribute to this important work. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in our policy work, working with our policy committees to develop the MA’s policy positions and ensure that the MA continues to inform and influence the policy agenda.
This role requires the ability to assimilate and understand complex information quickly and explain complex issues clearly. The capacity to manage a complex and demanding workload is essential, as are excellent interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail. Knowledge of the criminal or family justice system is a must.
Closing Date: 19 June 2019
Please submit applications by 5pm on the closing date. We are looking for somebody to start as soon as possible.
To download an application pack and application form, please visit https://www.magistrates-association.org.uk/staff/work-ma#Policy