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BHT Brighton Advice Service recruiting immigration solicitor or adviser


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Our advice services in Brighton provide specialist legal advice, casework and representation on housing, asylum and immigration matters together with one off advice provided over the telephone or at drop in sessions, and digital advice via webcam on housing and welfare benefits issues. There are two teams, the housing and social welfare team and the asylum and immigration team, comprised of solicitors and caseworkers supported by 2 legal secretaries.

Asylum & Immigration Solicitor/Level 2 Advisor

(6 month fixed term contract)

Salary: £27,354 – £34,128 per annum pro rata (depending on qualification)

22.2 hours per week across 3 days, based in Brighton

4% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).

Annual Leave entitlement starts at 25 working days (pro rata)

This is an opportunity for an experienced asylum and immigration practitioner to join our specialist immigration legal service. You will undertake specialist, Legally Aided advice and casework for BHT clients in asylum and immigration matters in relation to an existing casework allocation. Through your work in our busy and committed asylum and immigration team you will be contributing to the provision of a high quality free legal service to some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised members of the community.

You will be a qualified solicitor /Caseworker with relevant experience advising on asylum and immigration matters and experience of running cases funded by the Legal Aid Agency. We are looking for someone who is passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for clients with a good understanding of the challenges they face and the ability to deliver a high quality service in a busy but supportive team.

For full details and to apply please go to our website www.bht.org.uk

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 29th February 2016

Interview Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.