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Research Fellow in Business, Modern Slavery and ESG at the Bingham Centre

Salary: £30,000-£39,000 plus benefits

Term: Fixed term until 31 March 2024

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.

The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre is a consortium of six institutions. It is led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law) and consisting of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, the Bonavero Institute on Human Rights at the University of Oxford and The Alan Turing Institute. This role is being recruited by the Bingham Centre.

The Bingham Centre are looking for a dynamic Research Fellow, at post-doctoral level or equivalent, with expertise in how businesses deal with modern slavery and other environmental, social and governance ESG issues, to help develop and deliver a programme of research of direct relevance and interest to business and capable of influencing both policy and business practice.

The Research Fellow in Business, Modern Slavery and ESG will help to deliver the Bingham Centre’s work strand on business and modern slavery. This will include mapping, evidence reviews, rapid expert analysis, policy briefs, monitoring developments and holding events as agreed with the Modern Slavery PEC’s Directors of Research and Policy Impact. The role will also include developing a programme of research and producing reports/briefing for businesses and policy influencing. The role will involve collaboration with the PEC research fellows and developing partnerships with key organisations.

You will have substantive expertise in the field of businesses’ ESG responsibilities, including in relation to Modern Slavery, and the relevant legal framework. You will also have a strong interest in and preferably some experience of applied research capable of having a real impact on policy and business practice.

In addition to your expertise in business, modern slavery and ESG, you will have some relevant knowledge and experience in the field of business and human rights, and an interest in proactively exploring the emerging overlaps and synergies between these fields.

Ideally, given the international nature of the challenge, you will also have experience in and an understanding of the ESG modern slavery and human rights challenges faced by multinational corporations and financial institutions operating across a wide range of national markets and regulatory systems.

The Modern Slavery PEC and Bingham centre are committed to being inclusive and diverse and particularly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities, BAME applicants, LGBT+ applicants and other minorities. In the spirit of our values, we commit to offer a fair and equitable recruitment process for all applicants.

Full details, including the job description, person specification and how to apply are available in the application pack below.

Application deadline: 23:59 on 21 November 2021.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Modern Slavery and Human Rights at the Bonavero Institute, University of Oxford

Salary: £33,309-£40,927 per annum

Term: Fixed term until 31 March 2024

Hours: Full time.

The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre is a consortium of six institutions. It is led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law) and consisting of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, the Bonavero Institute on Human Rights at the University of Oxford and The Alan Turing Institute. This role is being recruited by the Bonavero Institute.

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is working with the Modern Slavery PEC on the work strand: “Human rights, including victims’ and survivors’ rights and corresponding obligations”. Under the direction of the Institute Director and Head of Research, the successful candidate will lead the Bonavero-led work strand, whose focus is human rights as they relate to modern slavery, one of the central cross-cutting themes in the Modern Slavery PEC’s work. Indicatively, on an annual basis the deliverable outputs of the work Strand will include:

  • One mapping exercise
  • At least one evidence review
  • At least one piece of rapid expert analysis to inform a Modern Slavery PEC Policy Brief
  • The organization of two events
  • Ongoing monitoring of significant relevant developments
  • Ad hoc expert input into relevant PEC work, as capacity permits

In addition to leading the Bonavero-led work strand for the Modern Slavery PEC, this post-doctoral fellowship will provide an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to conduct his or her own research in the field of modern slavery and human rights. The successful candidate will be a member of the Bonavero Institute and will be expected to input into some of the programmes and activities of the Institute. The fellow will form part of a small but dynamic community of scholars with a strong commitment to research focussing on human rights. He or she will be provided with a workspace at the Institute and the opportunity to participate in many of the activities taking place at the Institute, including workshops and conferences

Full details, including the job description, person specification and how to apply are available on the Bonavero Institute website below.

Application deadline: 12:00 (midday) on 22 November 2021.

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