Senior Legal Researcher with Investigative Skills

Corruption Watch


  • Location: London
  • Salary: £32,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 21/10/2016

Corruption Watch is an anticorruption organisation that focuses on ending corporate impunity for grand corruption. Through detailed investigations and policy work, we expose corruption and advocate for change. We have developed a programme of work that involves monitoring corruption trials in the UK courts to look at how UK anti-corruption laws apply in practice, and where the gaps in enforcement are.

Corruption Watch is looking to recruit a full-time legal researcher with investigative skills on a one year contract. 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 and will undertake investigative work into corruption cases.

Applicants must have a minimum of one year’s post qualification experience, 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 strong 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: [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Friday October 21st.