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Free Movement research assistant recruitment


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I am looking to recruit a part time self employed research assistant or assistants to help with research and writing for Free Movement. Some work would be background research and likely to be uncredited. Some work would be in the form of drafts of content for the site and would be credited. Typical writing projects would include analysis of case law, summary of and comment on reports by inspectorates or NGOs, “how to” guides on specific immigration law scenarios and immigration law training materials.

A successful candidate would (in no particular order):

  • Be able to write fluently, stylishly and concisely in English
  • Have experience of writing for the internet and be able to point to previous examples of his or her work
  • Be legally trained
  • Have experience in UK immigration law and, preferably, writing about it
  • Be familiar with key sources of information on immigration law
  • Be able to analyze, understand and explain complex legal concepts in simple, plain language
  • Be highly computer literate and have experience of or easily be able to learn how to use WordPress software

Work would be undertaken remotely. Fees payable for the work are negotiable but will be at a fixed rate agreed in advance, typically £60 for a “normal” blog post of up to 750 words. Longer pieces of work would attract higher payments agreed in advance.

If you are interested, please get in touch by uploading below a one page covering letter in PDF format setting out why you think you would be a suitable candidate. I will not necessarily be able to respond to all applicants but will ask those shortlisted to complete a short exercise and conduct short interviews or a final shortlist.

The deadline for applying is 20 January 2017.

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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.