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Job Ad: Derbyshire Law Centre is recruiting for a Legal Specialist – Immigration Specialist (Lawyer/Solicitor)


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STARTING SALARY: Specialist: £27,852

  • Salary scale – £27,852 to £34,723 (SCP 19 to 28). Starting salaries can be negotiated dependant on the applicant’s experience and qualifications
  • Contract – 35 hours
  • Duration – Permanent Job Share – Suitable

Application deadline: 9:30 am 24 April 2023. Interview date: TBC week 1 May 2023


  • 32 days’ annual leave, plus 12 bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexible working arrangements, including TOIL
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contribution at 8%
  • Generous sick, maternity, paternity and parental leave conditions
  • Dedicated training budget
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Casual smart dress code

A full application pack is available via our website under the News and Events page. www.derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk.


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 the very few providers of free specialist legal advice in immigration in Derbyshire.

The role

The role requires a good knowledge and experience of immigration law and procedures, including domestic and international human rights, EUSS Applications, nationality and citizenship. You must have the 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.

This role is a member of our collective management structure. Therefore, the 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 three 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 title will be caseworker. However, it 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 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.

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 at 01246 550674.

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