Administration Officer
Full-time (35 hours), £25-28K dependent on experience, immediate start

Deadline: Friday 6th October, 5pm GMT

Amicus ALJ provides representation for those facing the death penalty in the US. 

We believe capital punishment is imposed disproportionately on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and to equal justice before the law. Our aims are to provide better access to justice and to raise awareness of potential abuses of defendants' rights. 

We are not primarily a campaigning organisation - we believe we can make the greatest difference through frontline work.

We’re seeking an administration officer, to play a central role in the day to day operations. The role offers a great deal of variety, combining regular duties with seasonal project support, such as the co-ordination of our bi-annual training programme and occasionally supporting evening events. You will be part of a small team, which means we all pitch in to help each other when necessary. Workload will be demanding at times, an ability to work across multiple tasks and to prioritise will be essential. Given the critical and highly sensitive nature of our work, attention to detail, meeting deadlines and quality of work are all a high priority. You will be interacting with law firms and volunteers all around the world, making communication skills an essential skill for the role.

This is a flexible role, there will be a requirement to be in our central London office, generally Thursday and Fridays, but also remote working. We would consider part time/job share working for the right person.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join our Amicus family and help make a difference to the lives of under-represented individuals, through practical action. If you’re passionate about human rights or social justice and believe in proactive action, then we can offer you a supportive environment where both your career and your passion can thrive.

Application process:
Please submit your application via email to Margot Ravenscroft ( by providing your CV and a (maximum one-page) covering letter, highlighting how your skills and experience meet the role’s needs. 

Please note that applications without a covering email will not be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

All day-to day-office administration: including, inter alia:

  • First point of contact for general enquiries.
  • Membership: processing applications; chasing renewals; keeping databases up-to-date.
  • Biannual training programme: processing applications; liaising with venues; collating materials; communicating with delegates; guest speaker itineraries.
  • US and UK placement programmes: processing applications; keeping database up-to-date; logistics for interview panel and interview dates.
  • Casework: logistical support; keeping database up-to-date.
  • Events: assisting with the preparation, planning and logistics of fundraising and awareness raising events; same for university talks (including for student groups).
  • Journal: managing mailing list and subscriptions.
  • Newsletter: preparing the campaign online, editing articles and sending out to our members (digitally).
  • Office volunteers: day-to-day supervision of UK-based volunteers (who support this role’s administrative duties).  In time, recruit and train new volunteers.
  • Finance: data entry and updates using Salesforce and Excel programmes.
  • Student group programme: point of contact for existing student reps, including support for fundraising targets; keep ‘starter kit’ updated; recruit new students reps.
  • Website and social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter): updates as required.
  • Assisting the Director and Casework & Operations Manager with ad hoc tasks and work as required.

Skills and Experience: 
Essential experience:

  • Excellent written professional English
  • Ability to work as part of a small, flexible team
  • High level of IT competence, particularly in MS Office (excel, word). Knowledge of salesforce, Canva and Mailchimp would be great but not essential
  • Social media experience

Desired experience:

  • Demonstrated experience working in charity administration
  • Supporting events management
  • Understanding of the fundraising process
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and passion for, human rights


  • Ability to prioritise a demanding and varied workload
  • Attention to detail, even under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

We have UK and US-based placements available. Please go to the respective placement pages for further information or email