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Central England Law Centre are seeking an Immigration caseworker or solicitor with OISC level 2 accreditation minimum.

Full time, Salary £29,437. Hybrid working option available.

CELC are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to lead their new Migrants Rights in the Community project. The project will increase access to legal advice for migrants (with a focus on young people and families) and ensure that their rights are upheld.

You will undertake community outreach sessions (e.g. schools, community venues, faith groups) to raise awareness about the rights of migrants and create referral pathways to our services. You will provide specialist advice to partner organisations so they can understand better how immigration status intersects with people’s ability to access key services and the support they need to thrive. You will provide holistic legal advice to migrants facing challenges accessing services and financial support making sure that they receive the advice and representation they need from their wide range of social welfare legal teams. You will also provide immigration advice yourself and deliver casework making immigration applications for those that would not otherwise be able to.

You will work closely with a project assistant and together you will be enabling CELC to get upstream of people’s issues, prevent more crisis situations for migrants and enable more successful integration of migrants in Coventry.

The project is funded by Coventry City Council for 2 years and builds on the success of the MiFriendly Cities project (2017-2021) engaging with schools and their Covid response work supporting partner organisations working with migrants. It will be an important project to enable them to deliver on their new organisational strategy and will work closely with colleagues across the Law Centre.

You will have a demonstrable commitment to social justice and the ability to build a rapport with potential clients and professionals in other organisations quickly. You will be adept at presenting complex information (verbally and written) in ways that make it understandable and accessible and confident delivering presentations to a wide range of people. You will be an experienced caseworker with a commitment to high quality client care and regulatory compliance.

Their people are at the heart of what CELC do.  That’s why they are committed to promoting a supportive, inclusive and flexible working environment, in which all staff are provided with opportunities for training and development and staff are included in the development of organisational strategy. They operate policies that support a healthy and inclusive work-life balance, including 37-hour working week, flexible working hours, 28 days holiday (rising by 1 day per year of service to 35 days after 5 years of service) plus 8 statutory days, pension scheme membership and access to an employee assistance programme.

To find out why people love working at the Law Centre and to download an application pack please see www.centralenglandlc.org.uk/workforus

You can also email recruitment@centralenglandlc.org.uk to request an application pack and for any questions you have.

Closing date: Monday 14th November 2022
Interview date : Thursday 17th November 2022

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