Corruption Watch UK Is Looking for a Senior Legal Researcher With Investigative Skills

Corruption Watch UK Is Looking for a Senior Legal Researcher With Investigative Skills

Corruption Watch UK is looking to hire a Senior Legal Research with Investigative Skills. Please see the posting below.

Corruption Watch is an anticorruption organisation that focuses on ending corporate impunity for grand corruption. Through detailed investigations and policy work, we expose corruption, primarily but not exclusively in the defence sector, and advocate for change. We have developed a programme of work that involves monitoring corruption trials in the UK courts and the use of new enforcement tools such as Deferred Prosecution Agreements to look at how UK anti-corruption laws apply in practice, whether they meet the requirements of justice and deterrence and where the gaps in enforcement are.

Corruption Watch is looking to recruit a full-time legal researcher with investigative skills. The job of the researcher is to monitor corruption trials, providing detailed case notes and summaries, and help develop an open justice agenda for court documents relating to these trials. The researcher will also do research for policy work on legal issues relating to grand corruption, undertake investigative work into corruption cases, and produce reports.

Applicants who have substantial litigation or other court based experience (including legal journalism) should apply. Applicants must have proven writing and note taking skills, a proven ability to summarise arguments and evidence presented in court, and a strong interest in public interest litigation and laws governing economic crime. Applicants will ideally have a background in legal work that has a corruption or financial crime angle, and have proven investigative skills.

The post is for an initial one year contract with potential for further extension subject to funding. The gross salary is £32,000.Flexible work hours and work location are available.

Submissions should be made in the form of a CV plus a covering letter explaining why applicants think they would be suitable for the job. These should be sent to: spjhawley@gmail.com

Deadline for applications is Friday October 21st.