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Job ad: caseworker, Safe Passage


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  • Salary £25,500 – 27,500 pro rata per annum (depending on experience)

  • 0.8 FTE (30 hrs per week, flexible working requests will be considered)

  • One-year fixed term contract

  • UK Legal and Arrivals Team

  • London office (currently working remotely)

  • Reporting to Head of UK Legal and Arrivals

  • Line management responsibilities: N/A

Safe Passage is recruiting a Caseworker to work four days per week. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, and motivated individual to support our UK Legal Team.

You will be joining Safe Passage at a particularly critical time, contributing to our new UK legal strategy to defend the rights of asylum-seeking children in Europe with family links in the UK in the context of Brexit.

The post-holder will provide support to the UK legal team on their casework and wider legal tasks. They will be at the heart of Safe Passage’s ground-breaking work to protect and strengthen safe and legal routes for those seeking sanctuary in the UK.

You will be attentive to detail, flexible, efficient, able to manage your time well, and to work well both independently and under supervision as part of a small and dynamic team.

Who we are

Safe Passage was founded in late 2015 in response to the refugee ‘crisis’. In the past four years we have grown from a small UK project, to an international organisation with 25 members of staff supporting refugees to access safe and legal routes to asylum across Europe.

  • Our vision is for every person seeking asylum to be able to access a safe and legal route to a place where they can lead a full and dignified life.

  • We do things differently – championing refugees’ rights by combining strategic legal work, advocacy, capacity building and community organising.

  • We are focused on achieving systemic change in refugee and asylum policy at both nation-state and international level.

To date over 2,000 individuals have travelled to safety through routes we have opened. Our work is recognised with awards from Liberty, Sheila McKechnie, the European Parliament and EU Commission and chosen as Guardian ‘Charity of the Year’.

Working at Safe Passage means working at a different sort of charity. We’re small, nimble and laser focused on the impact that only we can bring.


Apply by sending your CV and a cover letter that addresses each point of the Person Specification and tells us why you would enjoy this role and working for Safe Passage. Send your application to recruitment@safepassage.org.uk with the Email Subject Line: First name, Surname, Caseworker/Paralegal Application. Attachments should be titled First name, Surname Cover Letter, CV.

Closing date: Monday 16th November 2020 at midday

Anticipated interview dates: Week beginning 23rd November (remote)

Download the full job description and person specification here.

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