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Job ad: Newham immigration advisor, Praxis


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Job Title: Newham Immigration Advisor

  • Location: Remote working and different London locations. 
  • Job Type: Full time 35 hours 
  • Duration: Fixed contract up to 30th September 2021 with possibility of extension. 
  • Category: Advice, Information, Legal 
  • Sectors: Human Rights 
  • Salary: £29,703-£33,291 (NJC 20-25), subject to accreditation and experience (including London Weighting) 
  • Deadline: 6th January 2021
  • Interviews: 18th January 2021

We are looking for an energetic Immigration Advisor (OISC L1 essential, OISC L2 desirable) for an exciting position as part of our Newham immigration advice service for migrants homeless/rough sleeping. 

Led by the Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for the delivery of immigration advice and casework to homeless migrants referred by the Local Authority and homelessness organisations. You will need to explore sensitively the options for homeless people to regularise their immigration status and access services and support. Evidence arising from your work will be used to advocate for migrants’ rights. 

Due to Covid-19 all our services are currently delivered remotely with a view to a staged return adjusted to evolving circumstances and clients needs. 

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of the issues faced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants at risk (including EU migrants). S/he will have a good understanding of the challenges faced by these groups, including destitution and inability to access services due to ‘no recourse to public funds’ status. S/he will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of stakeholders.

Praxis is a dynamic, award-winning human rights charity supporting migrants in crisis or at-risk, ensuring that their essential human needs are met and that they are able to overcome the barriers they face. We have more than 35 years of experience working with migrant communities, and in 2019 we supported around 2,000 people through expert legal advice, housing and peer support. Our holistic approach supports people away from a point of crisis and destitution towards safety, economic independence, social engagement and greater emotional wellbeing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from those with lived experience of migration, and from diverse applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or pregnancy/maternity leave status.

For more information about this role, please contact Maria Iglesias on 07795276647, or see our website https://www.praxis.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering to find out more about our work. 

To apply, please complete the application form and e-mail to recruitment@praxis.org.uk

Please note – we do not accept CVs.

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