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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.