Children and Statelessness Caseworker / Solicitor
About the Role
As Children’s and Statelessness Caseworker/Solicitor at Asylum Aid, you will be responsible for taking the lead on our unaccompanied asylum-seeking child (UASC) work. You will combine this work, which will account for approximately 50% of your time, with working alongside the Statelessness Project Coordinator to deliver Asylum Aid’s award-winning Statelessness Project. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the wider work of the Asylum Aid team, delivering high quality legal services on the full range of protection and trafficking issues that affect migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
You will conduct asylum casework under legal aid funding, with a specialist focus on representing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and contribute to policy and strategic legal work to promote the rights of children in the asylum system. You will also work with the Statelessness Project Coordinator to oversee and support the work of our pro bono partners in the preparation and submission of applications under the Statelessness Determination Procedure.
This is an ideal opportunity for a caseworker keen to work with UASC clients and who understands the role legal advice and representation can play in achieving wider societal change. You will also have the opportunity to develop expertise in the Statelessness Determination Procedure and work with a range of external stakeholders to support Asylum Aid’s work to increase access to legal protection for this group. Full training on the Statelessness Determination Procedure will be provided as required.
The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor or Immigration caseworker with IAAS Level 2 accreditation and have significant experience in publicly funded immigration work under a Legal Aid Agency Contract. The candidate should have, or be able to obtain, Level 2 Children Safeguarding. You will be ready to hit the ground running in a busy yet rewarding environment and be able to pick up the caseload in a fixed term maternity contract.
How to Apply
Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter by 5pm on 22 November 2021 by outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to email@example.com. Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. In setting the salary regard has been had to average sector pay and the NCJ pay-scales.
Interviews are scheduled to be held during the week commencing 29 November 2021 will be conducted via Zoom. For any queries, please email Alison Pickup (Director of Asylum Aid) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.
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