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Supervising Senior Caseworker Accredited (LAW SOCIETY IALA)

Kids in Need of Defense UK Project, based at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU), at Islington Law Centre

Salary:            £24,000 to £26,483 for 3 days per week (equivalent to £40,000 – £44,138 pa full time – depending on qualification and experience)

Start date:     As soon as possible

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic solicitor or senior casework supervisor with expertise in immigration and nationality law to supervise commercial lawyers in providing free legal advice and representation to children, young people and families with out-of-scope immigration and nationality cases.

The role offers a unique opportunity for the post-holder to:

  • Work with a child-centred focus
  • Build access to justice for those who are excluded
  • Take a more strategic view while being supported to ensure high standards of care and good outcomes for vulnerable clients
  • Network with different stakeholders and skillsets, gaining fresh perspectives
  • Make a meaningful difference to undocumented children and their families
  • Build greater understanding and respect for the specialism of legal aid
  • Share their knowledge and experience through mentoring and training
  • Work with a passionate and supportive team

KIND UK is a partnership which provides free, specialist immigration advice and representation for children and young people, and their families. It is a collaboration between Kids in Need of Defense (a US charity), Central England Law Centre, MiCLU at Islington Law Centre, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and Just Right Scotland. The UK agencies each employ Supervising solicitor(s)/lawyer(s) to provide training, guidance and support to commercial lawyers, who in turn provide their advice service on a pro bono basis.

Candidates should be accredited to Law Society IALA Supervising Senior Caseworker level and should have recent experience of making immigration, asylum and nationality applications, and some experience of litigation. You should also have commitment to upholding the human rights of asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees and a commitment to working with migrant children and young people within families so that their voices are heard and so that they can inform the development of this project.

The closing date is 5.00pm Monday 23rd October 2023, with interviews to be held the week commencing 30th October 2023.

For an application pack:

Visit https://miclu.org/get-involved#workwithus or www.islingtonlaw.org.uk/news. In case of difficulty downloading documents, email recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk.

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