The IARS International Institute seeks to appoint two confident Projects' Coordinators to develop and deliver the Institute’s equalities and justice projects respectively.

These posts are suitable for candidates with strong research backgrounds and proven experience in working directly with marginalised and hard to reach groups. Currently,  our portfolio includes various multi-year projects in the areas of our expertise funded by key national and international bodies including the European Commission, Comic Relief and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

The posts are offered part-time (3-4 days per week) with the possibility of becoming full time funding allowing. We accept applications only from applicants with a right to work in the UK.

Projects' Coordinator (Justice) - Applications for the Justice Coordinator role are now closed. 

The appointed Projects' Coordinator (Justice) will be delivering and evaluating projects in the area of criminal and restorative justice, offending and crime prevention. More specifically, the successful applicant will be responsible for MOPAC's commissioned victim-led project Restore:London which aims to deliver the first pan-London Restorative Justice service. He/she will also be supporting St. James Street Big Local Partnership to develop a community-led strategy to tackle youth gang related drug crime in the area. At EU level, the successful applicant will be involved in the delivery of a European Commission funded project "Protasis" to designed to share best practice within Europe about how police can best work with victims of crime to ensure that their rights under the EU Victims' Directive are protected. You can view the full job description here.


Projects' Coordinator (Equalities) - Applications for the Equalities Coordinator role are now closed.

The appointed Projects' Coordinator (Equalities) will be involved in our European funded Erasmus+ programme Move On; UK-based project Gender and Justice Empowerment project funded by Comic Relief; and the Erasmus+ Epsilon project. You can view the full job description here.


Who we are looking for

Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research, contribute to project reports, coordinate, develop and work in partnership with the Institute’s Users Advisory Boards (Women’s Advisory Board and Victim’s Advisory Board respectively) and develop and run training programmes. They will be responsible to prepare and disseminate information in appropriate written forms (e.g. toolkits, training materials, website, policy briefings) and proactively and reactively respond to changes in policy and law in areas relevant to IARS and to keep up to date with relevant legislative and policy changes in the areas of the Institute’s expertise. Other responsibilities will include the coordination of volunteering opportunities for young people as well as travel abroad!

These are key posts at the organisation and involve working directly with the Director to deliver IARS scientific and intellectual work and programmes, and in addition devise further projects in order to continue delivering its mission. The right candidates should also have interest in learning how to generate income through research and evaluation contracts and grant applications. We are looking for strong team players with innovative ideas, excellent organisational skills, and attention to detail who are able to plan, prioritise, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

What makes the IARS team special is commitment, drive, flexibility and teamwork, and we are looking for someone with the same qualities. We also want team players who are committed to the values of dialogue, transparency, non-adversarial methods of conflict resolution and restorative justice. Please review our three founding values before applying as fitting within our culture will be a key for success.

Benefits and Working hours 

The posts are office based (London, UK and are offered part time). Initial salaries will depend on experience and there will be a 6 month probationary period. The contract is renewable and the days extendable depending on funding. Other benefits include 24 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays and 5,5% pension upon successful completion of the probationary period (pro rated).


Salary Offer Contract type                         Job Description and Person Specification       




Notification for shortlisted candidates 

     Interview Dates

Projects Coordinator Justice


£23,658 - £30,528 depending on experience

2-year fixed term/part time (3 days a week)

Justice Coordinator
20 February 2017, 13:00 24 February 2017               

2 March 2017             

How to apply (Applications are now closed):

If you are interested in applying please submit your:

1. CV

2. Cover letter addressing the Role Description and Person Specification (see table above).

3. Diversity Monitoring Form (download here)

Please send it to: specifying in the subject heading the role that you are applying for (Equality or Justice).

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. We regret not to be able to give feedback to non-shortlisted applicants due to limited resources.