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Job Ad: Derbyshire Law Centre are recruiting for Legal Specialists – Specialist Immigration Caseworker (Lawyer/Solicitor) two posts


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Senior Specialist: £29,439
Specialist: £27,852
Salary scale – £27,852 to £34,723 (SCP 19 to 28). Starting salaries can be negotiated depending on applicant’s experience and qualifications

Contract – 35 hours
Duration – Permanent
Job Share – Suitable

Application deadline: 9am, 16 January 2023
Interview date: Week of 23 rd January 2023

A full Job Description, Person Specification and an application form are available via our website – www.derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk under the News and Events page.


We are a leading Law Centre providing specialist legal advice to communities across Derbyshire. We are adaptive, innovative and energetic, with a collective management structure and multiple funding streams.

We have a well-established immigration team, being one of very few providers of free specialist legal advice in immigration in Derbyshire.

The role

We are looking for 2 experienced specialist immigration caseworkers.

  • Senior Specialist – Accredited at OISC Level 3 /IAAS senior caseworker, with a minimum of 3 years experience.
  • Specialist – Accredited at OISC Level 2 /IAAS senior caseworker, with a minimum of 2 years experience.

Both roles require a good knowledge and experience of immigration law and procedures, including domestic and international human rights, EUSS Applications, nationality and citizenship. Both must have a willingness to set up and take part in outreach sessions and undertake home visits whilst being able to work with and advise the public by phone, virtually, in person and in writing. These roles are members of our collective management structure; therefore, experience of day-to-day decision-making responsibilities would be advantageous.

Location of post

The post will be based in our Chesterfield office, but we are currently working on a hybrid system with full-time staff expected to be in the office 3 days per week.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Applicants should have experience in providing legal advice across a variety of platforms. Due to the structure of the organisation, the role is titled caseworker, however, is suitable for a Solicitor or Legal Executive. Experience in managing staff/volunteers and management in a voluntary setting would also be very welcome.


Derbyshire Law Centre is a registered not-for-profit legal charity which was founded in 1989. The Law Centre enjoys support from the public and voluntary sectors and communities across Derbyshire. Its primary aim is to provide free specialist legal services in areas of social welfare law to individuals and families on low incomes, including debt, discrimination, housing, employment and immigration.

Derbyshire Law Centre is a Disability Confident employer.

Derbyshire Law Centre strives to be an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants from BAME and LGBT+ communities are particularly encouraged to apply as those groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Covid 19 information

We are currently operating a hybrid working policy system.

All offices and interview rooms remain Covid 19 secure. Full PPE is available to all staff, volunteers and clients and will remain so whilst the virus is still active within the community.

All policies affected by Covid 19 are regularly reviewed.

A full information pack for this post is available through the Derbyshire Law Centre website under the news and events section.

If you require any further information, please contact Nikki Tugby on 01246 550674.

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