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Support Officer – International Law

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: BRC - British Red Cross
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-27

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Support Officer – International Law

Location: Moorgate, London

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £23,584 (inclusive of London Weighting)

Could you provide a high level of administrative and office support to the British Red Cross’ International Law Department?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an organised financial administrator to support the department with a range of responsibilities including advisory/regulatory, administrative, financial and secretarial.

What you will be doing
You will support the International Law Department with effective administrative and information systems including the monitoring of the departmental budget and support in the preparation of the department’s annual plan and budget.

A key responsibility will be to support in department matters such as use and misuse of the Red Cross emblem and designation; this will involve contact with members of the public as well as with British Red Cross colleagues, and the drafting of correspondence and the undertaking of related research.

Reporting to the Head of International Law, your other important duty will be to provide secretarial support to the British Red Cross delegations to international statutory meetings.

What we are looking for
With a genuine interest in the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, we are looking for a very organised, experienced financial administrator with knowledge of budget preparation and spreadsheet maintenance.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to analyse financial data, accurately compile briefings, reports and draft correspondence for a variety of audiences.

As well as having strong IT proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), you will have great organisational skills from having previously managed work within a fast-paced environment, working to deliver on time against specific objectives.

Having an interest in international law, UK law and/or the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement would be an advantage.

Meet the team
International humanitarian law (IHL) is central to the basis of the British Red Cross, as it is for other National Societies, being reflected in several articles of the British Red Cross’s Supplemental Royal Charter of Incorporation 1997.

The British Red Cross has an officially recognised role in the field of IHL, and co-operates with the British government and armed forces in educating people in IHL, in ensuring respect for that law, and in protecting the integrity of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday, the 12th of July 2020 with interviews scheduled to take place shortly after this date via Zoom.

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We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

Click here to learn more about British Red Cross' work internationally

A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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