Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

Location: Flexible within the United Kingdom. However, you will be required to work from Home Office Headquarters in Central London on occasion, in order to review sensitive material in a secure environment, and be prepared to travel throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Remuneration: £800 per day (plus VAT and reasonable expenses), however this may rise depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. The time commitment is expected to be three days per week.

Roles available: One


Do you want to play a key role in informing the public and political debate on counter-terrorism laws in the United Kingdom?

The Independent Reviewer is appointed by the Home Secretary under section 36 of the Terrorism Act 2006, to review the operation of key UK counter-terrorism statutes to monitor their fairness, effectiveness and proportionality. The Independent Reviewer therefore represents an important safeguard, informing the Parliamentary and public debate on counter-terrorism law and civil liberties through written reports and evidence. You may also be called upon to comment on key counter-terrorism issues in the media. 

We are seeking an individual of unquestionable independence, integrity and authority, with a good understanding of the law as it relates to civil liberties, and an ability to see how counter-terrorism law affects people in all parts of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Excellent analytical ability, sound judgement and communication skills are required.

This is a high-profile and public-facing role, requiring significant direct engagement with a very wide range of people including Ministers, senior government officials, security and intelligence agencies, the police and civil society and community organisations. The successful candidate will have a strong and personal commitment to the highest standards of public life, and be comfortable operating in a political environment.

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The closing date for applications is midnight on 25 November 2018.

We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people. Appointments to the IRTL are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.