Education Officer (Youth and Schools) Sabbatical Cover | Amnesty International UK

Education Officer (Youth and Schools) Sabbatical Cover

Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week
35 hours per week - Sabbatical Cover 28 August 2019 – 3 January 2020
Salary details
£36,342 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
Monday 22 April 2019 at 09:00
Interview date
Friday 3 May 2019
Contact email

Help Amnesty International achieve its vision of a world in which everyone knows their rights and are empowered to claim them.

About the role

This role is central to the success of our human rights education work with children, young people and adults across the UK. You will be responsible for managing and developing the Amnesty Speaker Programme and Words that Burn.

Our Amnesty Speakers are a community of volunteer educators who deliver free human rights workshops, assemblies and activities to children and young people.

Words that Burn is national project for young people to explore and express human rights through poetry in partnership with other organisations.

You will be part of the Human Rights Education team and based at the Human Rights Action Centre in London.

Day to day, you will engage in all aspects of project management as well as developing and delivering training, resources and communications to ensure that our education work has impact. In addition, you will engage in monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as managing budgets and volunteers for your projects. This is a fulfilling role, which will see you work with a wide range of stakeholders and make a real difference in the fight for human rights.


About you

You are a creative and passionate educator with excellent project management skills. With a good knowledge of the UK education system, you will bring recent experience of working with young people, volunteers and arts organisations. You have delivered inspiring and participatory training and can communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. You enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating on projects and supporting volunteers.

For full details of the role, please see the job description.

For further information about Amnesty International UK’s education work, please visit


About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.  Our core belief is that people – our members and supporters and millions more – are the agents of change.  Our role is to enable more people to know, claim and stand up for their human rights.    

Whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.


Apply for this role

For further details about the role please see the attached job description and person specification. To apply, please complete an application form and email to before 9 am Monday, 22 April 2019.

Interviews will be held at our Shoreditch office on Friday 3 May 2019

Start date: Wednesday 28 August 2019

Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will be considered.

Education Officer (YS) JD -March 2019.pdf
Application form.doc
Terms September 2018.pdf