Immigration Solicitor / Caseworker

Croydon Law Centre (part of South West London Law Centres)
24/01/2020 - 03/02/2020

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC) is one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country. SWLLC are looking for a highly experienced, motivated and accredited Immigration/Asylum Solicitor or Caseworker to be seconded and take part in a two-year funded project for Here for Good.

The role will involve assisting vulnerable EEA citizens and their family members, including victims of homelessness, domestic violence and trafficking, to secure their status under the EU Settlement Scheme. You will work with various other organisations in the sector, including homeless charities and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Here for Good takes on complex EU Settlement Scheme cases, and the role is likely to present opportunities for strategic litigation and challenges against the Home Office in the future. SWLLC can offer flexible working and generous benefits.

Here for Good is a charity founded in February 2018, established to assist EEA citizens and their family members to secure their status in the UK post-Brexit. Here for Good immigration team is highly respected and won Legal Aid Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017. They have a strong emphasis on quality and client care and earlier this year we were rated as “Excellent” in a Legal Aid Agency Peer Review.

  • Salary: Up to £33,000 according to experience. An exceptional candidate with less experience would be considered but with a lower starting salary
  • Term: Two-year fixed term
  • Based at Croydon with outreach and delivery at other locations

Closing date: Monday 3 February at 12:00 noon.
Interviews will be held shortly after this.

Applications should be made in the form of a CV and covering letter. Please click here for the job application pack. Applications should be sent by email to recruitment@swllc.org.

Asylum Caseworker

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre
17/01/2020 - 10/02/2020

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre (KCALC) has a vacancy for an Asylum/Immigration Caseworker to join their existing team and provide advice and representation under their Legal Aid contract. The successful candidate must have Law Society LAA accreditation, ideally at Level 2, and experience of undertaking asylum casework under a Legal Aid contract.

Any candidate appointed will need to have a DBS check as part of their induction as this is an LAA requirement for the role. KCALC's DBS Policy and Policy on the Recruitment of ex-Offenders is available for information as part of the recruitment pack.

    • Hours of work : Up to 37 per week by mutual agreement
    • Holidays : 33 days plus statutory holidays (pro rata for part time working)
    • Salary : £25,951 to £27,668 per annum for 37 hours
    • Location : Dewsbury

Click here for the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and brief covering letter to recruitment@kcalc.org.uk

These must confirm your current accreditation and indicate what experience you have in delivering an asylum/immigration service.

If you have any queries about this post please email recruitment@kcalc.org.uk.

Closing date:  Monday 10 February 2020 at 12.00 Noon

Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. KCALC encourages and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

Trustees

Bristol Law Centre
14/01/2020 - 31/01/2020

Bristol Law Centre (BLC) has a proud history of providing legal advice and representation to those who would otherwise be denied access to justice.

Trustee leadership and good governance is at the heart of the Law Centre. BLC's Board members play a vital role leading the organisation and ensuring we deliver their charitable objectives.

Bristol Law Centre are currently looking for two new Trustees and would particularly welcome applications from those with experience as one of the following:
• a former client
• an advice centre staff member or volunteer, or
• other relevant advice sector experience.

BLC are keen to ensure a diverse board, with a broad representation of ages, background, perspective, disability, gender and ethnicity.

Trustees meet as a board 6 times a year and participate in one or more committees.
It is not necessary to have previous board/trustee experience as an induction and support will be provided.

If you would like to discuss anything about the role, or would like an application pack, please email johnb@bristollawcentre.org.uk

Closing date for application: 12 noon Friday 31 January 2020