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Asylum & Immigration Solicitor/Supervisor

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Salary: £42,432 – £44,373 dependent on qualifications and experience. Plus 3% auto enrolment pension contribution. 35 hour week, excellent Terms and Conditions.

ISLINGTON LAW CENTRE, one of the largest Law Centres in the country, is seeking to recruit an experienced IAAS Level 2 or above Asylum & Immigration Solicitor with Supervisor Status.

The successful applicant will join an experienced, creative team of dedicated professionals noted for their high quality provision of specialist legal advice and representation. The team received a Category 1 score for their last Independent Peer Review for the Legal Aid Agency in relation to their Legal Aid casework, and have had a number of successes in achieving notable outcomes for clients.

Experience of working to Legal Aid Contract processes is essential.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 20th May 2019

Interviews week commencing Monday 3rd June 2019

You can download the relevant documents below, or email recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk:

Information for Applicants

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Welfare Benefits Recruitment

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We are looking for two experienced welfare benefits specialists to join our team.  The Welfare Benefits Unit at the Law Centre brought in over £2m for clients last year and we are looking for a half time specialist caseworker, and a four day a week Form Filling Clinic Volunteer Co-ordinator/welfare benefits caseworker, to help build on this success.

 

Both posts involve running a caseload and providing advocacy at the First Tier and Upper Tribunals, and there is scope for social policy work as well as building links with a range of community groups.

 

Details of the posts and the application forms are available here (0.5 fte Caseworker) and here (0.8 fte Form Filling Clinic Volunteer Co-ordinator/caseworker).

 

The closing date for both posts is noon on 14 January 2019.

UCL Chamber Choir and Players put on Christmas Concert to support Islington Law Centre’s Christmas Appeal

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We are delighted that a group of our volunteers is organising a Christmas
Concert to celebrate the work of the Law Centre and to help us with our
Christmas appeal.  The UCL Chamber Choir and Players, conducted by Charles
Peebles, will perform a number of works at St Mary le Strand on 10
December 2018.  We are extremely grateful to them for supporting our work
in this way.

The concert will be a great opportunity to listen to wonderful music, and
to find out a little more about our work.  Tickets are free and are
available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-concert-tickets-52553030529

Donations to our Christmas Appeal to help us to help more people can be
made here:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=IslingtonLawCentreChristmasappeal&pageUrl=11

Welfare Benefits Team Looking for Volunteers!

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Our Welfare Benefits Team is currently recruiting for new volunteers!

As a volunteer paralegal with Islington Law Centre’s Welfare Benefits Team, you will support caseworkers in all aspects of their work: including dealing with correspondence, preparing appeal bundles, recording statistical information, case file management and policy work.  Training, close supervision & support will be provided.

You will be given the opportunity to shadow caseworkers at client interviews and Tribunal hearings, and be involved in various community events.

You will play a key role in our weekly form filling clinic, assisting clients to complete complex welfare benefit application forms.

We hope volunteering at the Law Centre will provide an interesting and valuable experience within a friendly and supported environment.

Travel expenses and lunch will be paid.

Requirements: we ask that you be available to volunteer for at least two days per week and must be available on Wednesday’s.

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the following application and email it to Barbara King (barbarak@islingtonlaw.org.uk),

The deadline to apply is 6 January 2016.

For general enquiries or to make an appointment: Call 020 7288 7630