14/08/2014 - 03/09/2014

The Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU): Part-time Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer £35,371 pro rata

A new opportunity for a Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer has arisen within the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, based at Islington Law Centre (registered charity no. 268468).

MiCLU is a specialist legal and policy hub, based at Islington Law Centre, with innovative approaches to promoting and protecting the rights of migrant and refugee children in the UK – seeking to ensure that their voices are heard in all decisions that impact their lives. MiCLU carries out its work in a number of ways including - direct representation and support for young people through our child-centred and child-rights based legal service model and by driving systematic change through a combination of strategic litigation, policy, influencing and legal education work. We are regularly called upon for expert advice, support, bespoke training and evidence from lawyers, NGOs, children’s charities and statutory agencies nationally.

MiCLU has recently secured two new major grants to develop and expand its extremely successful work programme with children and young people. The new funds will allow us to grow our small dynamic team and in addition to this new post we are also recruiting for a part time Legal & Research Officer.

The new post holder will develop, lead and coordinate the delivery of MiCLU’s internal and external policy and influencing strategy with a particular focus on the protection of separated children and young people in the UK who have escaped persecution, violence and human rights abuses in their country of origin; have been displaced by war and children who have been trafficked into the UK for domestic, labour and/or sexual exploitation/slavery.

S/he will work closely with MiCLU’s Director and have specific responsibility for coordinating the delivery of the policy and advocacy relevant components of a major, ongoing funded grant programme. 

The post requires an individual with substantial experience of policy and advocacy work who can illustrate a real commitment to the particular needs, rights and entitlements of vulnerable children and young people subject to immigration control in the UK. S/he must also illustrate a commitment to collaborative working with the wider community and significant travel outside of Greater London will be necessary.

Working Hours:  The successful candidate will be paid for 14 hours per week (flexible working available). Funding for the post has been secured until August 2017. There is the possibility of extending the post, dependent upon funding.

Location: Angel, Central London (flexible working will be considered)

How to apply:

To request an application pack please contact Islington Law Centre’s Office manager Kim Brookes at recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk  (subject heading: MiCLU – Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer post) [BS1] 

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 3 September 2014 and interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates on Monday 15 September 2014. 

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14/08/2014 - 17/09/2014

The Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU): Part-time Legal & Research Officer,    £28,191 pro rata

A new opportunity for a Legal & Research Officer has arisen within the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, based at Islington Law Centre (registered charity no. 268468).

MiCLU is a specialist legal and policy hub, based at Islington Law Centre, with innovative approaches to promoting and protecting the rights of migrant and refugee children in the UK – seeking to ensure that their voices are heard in all decisions that impact their lives. MiCLU carries out its work in a number of ways including - direct representation and support for young people through our child-centred and child-rights based legal service model and by driving systematic change through a combination of strategic litigation, policy, influencing and legal education work. We are regularly called upon for expert advice, support, bespoke training and evidence from lawyers, NGOs, children’s charities and statutory agencies nationally.

MiCLU has recently secured two new major grants to develop and expand its extremely successful work programme with children and young people. The new funds will allow us to grow our small dynamic team and in addition to this new post we are also recruiting for a part time Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer.

The LRO will work closely with MiCLU’s Director and have specific responsibility for developing our UK wide legal education programme and support the design of an innovative new legal project seeking to develop a more structured and coordinated approach to advancing and protecting the rights of vulnerable children and young people subject to immigration control.

The successful candidate will combine intellectual rigour and strong research skills with a grounding in human rights, immigration and asylum law and have a passion for children’s rights issues. S/he will need to be able to work under their own initiative and be very focussed in their approach to implementing the aims of MiCLU’s training programme and progressing its thematic and strategic priorities.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a legal background who wishes to move into legal education and/or frontline policy advocacy work. We would welcome applications from those requiring flexible working arrangements due to other legal, academic and personal commitments.

Working Hours:  The successful candidate will be paid for 14 hours per week. Flexible working hours will be available but s/he will be required to work normal office hours and planned travel outside of Greater London will be necessary on occasion. Funding for the post has been secured until August 2016. There is the possibility of extending the post, dependent upon funding.

Location: Angel, Central London (flexible working will be considered)

How to apply:

To request an application pack please contact Islington Law Centre’s Office manager Kim Brookes at recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk  (subject heading: MiCLU – Legal & Research Officer post) [BS1] 

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 17 September 2014 and interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates on Monday 29 September.

 

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Community Care Solicitor

Harrow Law Centre
08/08/2014 - 01/09/2014

14 hours per week. £13,200 (£33,000 full time equivalent)

Location: London Borough of Harrow

Fixed term appointment 12 months

Deadline:       1st September 2014

To apply:       Please send your CV and a covering letter to pamelafitzpatrick@harrowlawcentre.org.uk

Harrow Law Centre opened in April 2010 and currently employs 9 staff.  We have recently secured a contract with the Legal Aid Agency in Community Care and also hold legal aid contracts in Immigration and Asylum, Housing and Public Law.  We are also a member of the Law Centre Network contract for welfare benefits upper tribunal work. 

We have received a small amount of funding to develop our work with older people living in Harrow.  We therefore want to appoint a Community Care Solicitor.  Initially this post is part time and on a fixed term basis.  However we are expecting that our community care work will increase with our new contract and we therefore anticipate that there will be opportunities for the post to become full time.

We have small premises in a vibrant community setting. The work is varied and challenging and we have a very happy working environment.

Applicants must have at least 2 years of community care experience and be able to work as part of a small team.

Harrow Law Centre is striving to ensure our workplace reflects our principles of equality and fairness. We therefore operate a system of pay parity for all staff which works well and applicants must be committed to this principle.

 

07/08/2014 - 01/09/2014

Avon and Bristol Law Centre are looking for a Contract & Finance Administrator.

We are looking for someone who has previous book-keeping experience with proven administrative and organisational ability, excellent communication skills and the ability to work using their own initiative 

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: £17,510 pro-rata

Entitlements: 30 days leave per year pro-rata and 7% Employer Pension Contribution 

For further information and an application form:

Visit our website: www.ablc.org.uk or contact: 

Avon and Bristol Law Centre

2 Moon Street

Stokes Croft

Bristol BS2 8QE

Tel: 0117 924 8662

Email:  mail@ablc.org.uk 

Closing date for receipt of applications:

  • 12 noon on Monday 1 September 2014          

Interviews will be held Tuesday 9 September 2014  

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer

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