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Job Ad: Coram are recruiting for a Solicitor / Senior Caseworker (Immigration and Asylum Law)


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Location: Bloomsbury, London
Salary: £27,000 – £48,000 per annum
Expires: 19/10/2022 23:59


Job Title: Solicitor / Senior Caseworker (Immigration and Asylum Law)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-Time (However, part-time will be considered and flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational need and pay prorated accordingly)

Salary: £27,000-£48,000 per annum dependent on experience and supervisory responsibilities.

The post holder will also benefit from eligibility for our bonus scheme.

Location: Coram Campus, Bloomsbury, London & remote working

About Coram

Established under Royal Charter in 1739 and operating under Act of Parliament, Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity. Now a progressive group of specialist charities with an integrated strategy, Coram helps a million children and young people every year through delivery of Permanence for children, Children’s rights and voice, Education and Early Years, and Sector Insight, Innovation and Capacity creating better chances for children.

One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights and provides significant international legal systems consultancy. It is located on the Coram Campus in central London with bases in Colchester and Leeds, working alongside Coram Voice which is a specialist provider of advocacy services for young people in the care system. It provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as training, policy and advocacy and consultancy on child law and rights.

About the role

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is looking for a new immigration & asylum solicitor or senior caseworker to join our dedicated and friendly team.

The successful candidate will have conduct of and be responsible for a caseload of immigration, asylum and associated human rights law matters concerning children, young people and families and will be expected to provide high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to clients through casework.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in upholding the rights of vulnerable children and young people who is seeking to progress their legal aid career in the charity sector. Our lawyers benefit from a good work-life balance and realistic financial and chargeable hour targets. We also offer considerable flexibility as to the type of cases that our lawyers take on provided that the cases fall within our general remit (children and young people up to the age of 25, and families). The role can be split between working from home/office-based with flexibility as to the balance between the two

Our immigration lawyers work closely with colleagues in other teams in the Legal Practice Unit (community care, family and education law), as well as with other departments within the Coram group, including Coram Voice and the Migrant Children’s Project. As well as conducting casework for individuals, our immigration & asylum team undertakes strategic litigation for the wider benefit of children, young people and families, and has participated in several interventions in the higher courts.

We welcome applications from caseworkers and solicitors at different stages of their careers provided that they have significant experience (ideally 3 years+) of conducting immigration & asylum cases, including at judicial review level. The successful candidate should be able to manage a caseload independently, but we also offer excellent supervision and training opportunities, and we support all our employees in their career progression.

To apply for this role, please click on ‘apply now’ located at the bottom of this page.

Closing date: Wednesday 19th October 2022 at 23:59

Interview date: TBC

CCLC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams including those with lived experience of the immigration system. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.


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