22 Hours per week
Starting Salary £30,525 Pro Rata
NJC scale SP 31- 42
Fixed term 1 year
Southwark Law Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced immigration caseworker based at our busy office in Peckham. The post is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and is a partnership with Project 17 (an organisation that works with families experiencing exceptional poverty to improve their access to local authority support). The caseworker will primarily provide consultancy and take referrals requiring specialist immigration advice from the Project 17 advice team.
The post is initially for 1 year, with the possibility of an extension subject to the Law Centre securing ongoing funding.
You will work as part of a highly skilled staff team that also provide specialist advice in housing, welfare rights, employment and public law.
You will provide expert advice, advocacy, casework and Tribunal representation.
You will have Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 or higher, and at least 2 years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting, including representation at tribunals.
You will be aware of continuing changes to immigration and asylum law and practice. You will have a clear understanding of the application of Judicial Review immigration and asylum cases.
Southwark Law Centre is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and any other relevant employment checks.
Terms and conditions include:
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Flexible working policy
- 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)
For an application pack please visit: www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 14th November 2016, 12 noon
Interviews: Monday 21st November 2016