Administrator at Institute for Human Rights and Business


The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is dedicated to being a global centre of excellence and expertise on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards.  We provide a trusted, impartial space for dialogue and independent analysis to deepen understanding of human rights challenges and issues and the appropriate role of business.  IHRB works to raise corporate standards and strengthen public policy to ensure that the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact lead to positive outcomes.  IHRB’s International Board is chaired by Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University, who served as the UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights from 2005-2011.  Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is patron.

IHRB is a ‘think and do tank’, with a strong reputation both for its business and human rights research and policy work as well as its operational engagement in a number of countries.  IHRB seeks to embed international business and human rights standards within responsible business practice in a wide range of countries and industry sectors, working with government, business and civil society.  IHRB’s approach is catalytic, impartial and collaborative.

Job description

IHRB is recruiting an Administrator to support the Operations Manager and the Senior Management Team with administrative support for all of IHRB’s programmes and work-streams.  The Administrator will be responsible for providing administrative support and developing and maintaining effective office systems.  Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Organising travel requirements for staff and external contacts, including transportation, accommodation and visa support. • Planning and organisational support for events and meetings, including booking meeting rooms
  • Supporting the internal processes for keeping track of deadlines to be met
  • Assisting with human resources functions including administration for recruitments
  • Supporting financial administration, including creating invoices and following up on payments
  • Overseeing the updating, of and guidance for, the database to ensure accurate relevant records and consistent use across the team
  • Research towards the development of central resources and effective management systems to support the organisation’s continued growth and development
  • Other duties as agreed with line manager

Job title: Administrator

Location: UK, home-based, with meetings mainly in Central London

Salary: £28,000 pro rata

Contract: Part-time for 1 year (renewable subject to funding); 15 hours per week over 3-5 days

Closing date: 18 May 2015, 9am