MLR (Medico Legal Report) Administrator

Freedom From Torture
31 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract: Permanent Part-Time: 28 hrs/week Location: Finsbury Park, London N7 Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organisation dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups. Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers - as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders - thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances. The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support to the Service through assisting the Medico Legal Report process from the referral point up to report completion. This will include non-production of reports where applicable; despatch of the report to client's legal representatives and post-completion as required. You will be part of a team of MLR Administrators who will provide cover for each other as required, ensuring consistency and continuity of administrative support to the MLR Service at all times. You will have administrative experience within a health and/or legal setting with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), email and internet research and knowledge of Administrative systems. You will also be able to work effectively under pressure and react with calm & maturity to a constantly changing environment. Have the ability to cope with material documenting torture and organised violence. Support colleagues and keep others informed of key issues that affect them. Promote positive & productive team working. You must be approachable and cooperative, communicate effectively face-to-face and by phone with a wide range of individuals both internal and external to the organisation, be able to write clearly & concisely for a range of audiences and formats, particularly emails & letters and have the ability to plan and prioritise own workload. You will also have the ability to recognise and value diversity, work effectively in a multi-cultural and linguistically diverse environment and understand the relevance of cross-cultural issues in health and legal context. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dominika Flindt at Freedom from Torture's London Centre. To view the Job Description and Person Specification and to apply online, please use the 'Apply on Website' link. Closing date: 29/04/2018 at midnight We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications. Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer No agencies please