Director of Casework

£59,254 full-time, plus up to 5% employee matched pension contribution R
28 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Reprieve is a UK charity founded in 1999. Reprieve uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally, and to end extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”.

Reprieve works with the most disenfranchised people in society, as it is in their cases that human rights are most swiftly jettisoned and the rule of law is cast aside. Thus, Reprieve promotes and protects the rights of those facing the death penalty and those who are the victims of extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”, with a focus on arbitrary detention, torture, and extrajudicial executions.

The Director of Casework is responsible for overseeing all of Reprieve’s casework to end the death penalty and abuses carried out in the name of “counter terrorism” or “national security” worldwide.

The Director of Casework will have a significant amount of casework experience, project management experience, and team management experience. They will be responsible for implementation of the team’s casework strategy, in coordination with the Joint Executive Directors, the Director of Advocacy, and the Casework Team Deputy Directors. They understand Reprieve’s position in the ecosystem of NGOs working on criminal justice issues and human rights, and are able to identify and implement strategies that enable Reprieve to increase the impact and reach of its work.

The Director of Casework will have a UK, US or other relevant legal qualification or legal experience and experience of working in international legal fora and in other jurisdictions. They will be a creative thinker with great attention to detail and will have excellent project and people management skills.

The Director of Casework will be responsible for overseeing all of our regional casework teams. As such, they will also be adept at managing partnerships, have an ability and willingness to learn about different regional contexts, cultures and legal systems, be familiar with international law mechanisms, and be extremely culturally sensitive. They will ideally have worked in other jurisdictions or have experience of managing international teams remotely.

For full details and information on how to apply please see the job description.