The immigration team in Southwark Law Centre delivers specialist legal advice and assistance including outreach, telephone and email advice to frontline advice agencies and casework including appeals and judicial review. The need for its services has never been greater.
The successful applicant will have at least two years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting and Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 or higher.
If the successful applicant is not a solicitor they will need to be regulated by OISC. Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 exempts the caseworker in the asylum and protection category for OISC regulation, but they will need to undertake OISC assessment exams at level one and three in the immigration category, if they have not already done so.
Experience of legal aid processes is desirable, but the Law Centre is not solely reliant on legal aid and it offers a high level of experience and expertise that can support professional development within the team. The Law Centre will consider more junior caseworkers for the role or a very experienced highly skilled lawyer able to take a role in the supervision of others.
Southwark Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
This is a full-time position of 35 hours per week for a 1-year fixed term contract based in Southwark. Terms and conditions include excellent pension scheme, flexible working policy and 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays.
Salary range: NJC scale SP 28-37, being £34,127-£42,433 p.a.
The Law Centre's policy on starting salary:
- 1 extra scale point for a solicitor qualification
- Relevant casework experience 0-2 years SP28 (SP29 if qualified)
- Relevant casework experience 2-3 years SP29 (SP31 if qualified)
- Relevant casework experience 3-4 years SP30 (SP31 if qualified)
- Relevant casework experience 4-5 years SP31 (SP32 if qualified)
- Relevant casework of 5 years + SP32 (SP33 if qualified)
For an application pack please visit www.southwarklawcentre.org.uk.
Deadline for applications: Monday, 29 April at 12pm. Interviews: Friday, 10 May 2019.