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We’re recruiting a Head of Immigration

The Work Rights Centre is looking for a Head of Immigration to join our ambitious and fast-growing team. We are a charity set up by migrants and for migrants, and as one of few organisations with Russian – Ukrainian speaking staff, we’re at the forefront of the UK’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

We’re looking for an expert colleague to lead this important immigration work with grit and grace. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a strong sense of justice and experience in providing immigration advice, who values impact, teamwork, and the autonomy of working in a small and agile team.

The Role

As Head of Immigration, you’ll lead our immigration casework by working closely with our team of advisers, and contribute to our strategic policy influencing agenda in collaboration with senior management. This is a real opportunity to help vulnerable migrants to escape conflict and secure their status in the UK, but also to use frontline intelligence to formulate an ambitious policy agenda, pushing for change at systemic level.

About you

We’re looking for a confident colleague who shares our commitment to providing excellent immigration advice, and policy recommendations inspired by practice. Key criteria include:

  • Enthusiastic and proactive, motivated by a strong sense of justice.
  • Confident and resourceful, able to work to a high standard with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent knowledge of asylum and refugee law.
  • Experience of working in a team, delegating and supervising as needed.
  • Qualified immigration solicitor or adviser accredited at OISC Level 2 or above.

How to apply

Download the full job description and person specifications. Please send your CV and Cover Letter to olivia.vicol@workrightscentre.org by Saturday, 18th of June. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the deadline, and interviews will be conducted from 20th of June. We seek to appoint a candidate as soon as reasonably possible, and are prepared to accommodate hybrid working to ease their transition into the post.

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