Research Director

Working with PLP, your research will help safeguard the rule of law for generations to come


Research Director




Central London (King’s Cross)


Full-time (we will consider part time and job share for the right candidate)


£40,000-£45,000 dependent on experience plus 10% pension after one year


The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 11 September 2017.


Interviews will be held on Friday 22 September 2017.

 This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, academic lawyer to lead and direct the Public Law Project’s (PLP) research agenda. At a time of unprecedented legal and political upheaval, the PLP has a strategy to make the most of the opportunities to strengthen democracy, protect fundamental rights and improve access to justice. We are recruiting a Research Director to help us rise to these challenging times and safeguard the rule of law during a period of change which will shape our constitution for generations to come.

The Research Director is a new, senior position in our unique legal charity. PLP is a national legal charity founded in 1990 with the aim of improving access to public law remedies for the disadvantaged. Since its inception, PLP has played an active role in the development of the law, and has helped other lawyers and advice agencies to use public law principles and redress mechanisms to help many of the most vulnerable in society. Our work has resulted not only in the direct enforcement of individual rights, but also in wider improvements in access to public law justice.

We are seeking a Research Director to work with the rest of PLP’s senior management team and external academic institutions, amongst others, to encourage and develop the conduct of funded research in the administrative justice context, in the furtherance of PLP’s overarching strategic plan. The successful candidate will have a post-graduate qualification in public law or a closely related discipline, the ability to develop high quality research, and the personality to cultivate networks, partnership and funding relations to sustain such research.

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