Ealing Law Centre is looking for an experienced Immigration Solicitor to spearhead immigration work in West London’s new and ambitious Law Centre.
Ealing Law Centre opened in April 2013; since then it has developed a range of innovative services and strategic litigation, which go well beyond what is in scope for Legal Aid. One of these is the award-winning Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens which ELC has been helping to establish and support.
If appointed, you will be responsible for carrying out the Law Centre’s general immigration casework, advising on immigration and citizenship applications, pursuing complex cases and reviews on behalf of our clients, taking part in delivering our outreach and training programmes, and supporting our strategic litigation. This will include the management of complex cases covering all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law at all levels, including Tribunals and the higher courts.
You will need to
- be a fully qualified solicitor
- have at least three years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework
- be accredited as a level 2 Supervisor in the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
- have a passion for social justice, a real understanding of the needs of diverse and vulnerable clients, especially children, young adults and their carers, and experience of working with them
- be able to plan and manage your workload effectively and work on your own initiative
- be able to work effectively and collaboratively within a team of professionals and volunteers from a very diverse group and
- have networking skills which will enable you to build strong relationships with other voluntary and statutory agencies,
- have experience and a good knowledge of the legal aid system for immigration advice and representation (Legal Help, Controlled Legal Representation and Certificated)
This is an opportunity to work in an organisation with a strong reputation in a specialist area of law, to be in at the birth of something exciting and worthwhile, to help shape it, and to develop your reputation and career at the same time.
The post has funding already in place for the next three years, and ELC would want the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.
For an application pack, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon Monday 20th July.