E150/2014 - English Language Checker (Grade B3)

On Application
03 Jul 2014
18 Jul 2014
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

The European Court of Human Rights judgments are highly influential. You'll make sure they're highly comprehensible too.

E150/2014 - English Language Checker (Grade B3)

(Fixed-term contract)


Based in Strasbourg, France, the Council of Europe brings together the resources of 47 member states to advance democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights. You will make a significant contribution as you review the linguistic quality of draft judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights, including some leading cases.

At all times, you will ensure that documents are clear, easily comprehensible and grammatically correct, including liaison with the author where appropriate. Equally importantly, you will identify any technical issues and conduct research to resolve them, assist lawyers in developing their English drafting skills, and provide advice and support as required. You may also find yourself involved in organising and leading language workshops, whilst contributing to our linguistic databases and attending divisional terminology meetings, so you can expect a high profile and plenty of variety.

Alongside a relevant qualification in Languages or Law, you will possess a proven professional record in language checking, translation or legal positions. Naturally you should be a native English speaker with an expert command of the language plus a good knowledge of French, and you will bring basic familiarity with the European Convention and associated case law. Finally, it is vital that you have outstanding analytical skills, an organised and methodical approach and proven ability to operate on your own initiative, plus a high level of flexibility.

Applications should be made in English or French using the Council of Europe’s online application system at www.coe.int/jobs before the deadline of 18 July 2014.