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Children in Care Immigration Solicitor/Adviser

Location:   London Salary:   £27,000-£34,000 per annum dependent on qualification and experience Closing Date:   28/06/2021

Job Title - Children in Care Immigration Solicitor / Adviser

Contract - Fixed Term (12 months), Full Time

Hours -35 hours per week

Salary - £27,000-£34,000 per annum dependent on qualification and experience

Location - London, Bloomsbury / work from home (with travel across London when face-to-face advice is possible)

About Coram

Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

About Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Part of the Coram group of children’s charities, Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) is the UK's leading children's legal charity. We are committed to promoting children's rights in the UK and worldwide within the context of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, families and carers. We support, advise and train professionals who work with children. We undertake consultancy on child law and children’s rights. We seek to promote children’s rights in law, policy and practice.

CCLC is dedicated to realising the rights of children and young people who are affected by UK immigration control. We provide immigration, asylum and nationality legal information, advice and representation to children, young people and families. We offer an email advice line to professionals, online legal information and training. We undertake influencing work to seek to change law, policy and practice to uphold migrant and refugee children’s rights.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide quality, child-centred immigration, asylum and nationality legal advice to children in care and care leavers, and the professionals who support them, as part of a one-year, grant-funded project.

The role is part of a new, one-year programme funded by the Greater London Authority to improve practice in meeting the immigration and nationality needs of children in care and young people leaving care, with a focus on three London boroughs. We are advertising two roles, one to be working with the London Borough of Barnet and the other to be working with the London Borough of Ealing.

The aim of the work is to ensure every child and young person in care has their immigration and nationality issues systematically addressed, providing a model that can be replicated to improve practice more widely.

The role would suit an immigration lawyer with experience of working with children in care, who is passionate about improving the system so that all children in care have their immigration status and nationality systematically addressed. It would suit someone who would like a change from legal aid or private casework, delivering grant-funded legal advice as part of a highly dedicated and friendly team. The role offers the opportunity to gain considerable frontline experience advising children and young people across a range of legal issues including nationality, immigration, asylum, family reunion, trafficking and the EU settlement scheme.

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.

Closing date: 23:59, Monday 28th June 2021

Interview date: Thursday, 1st July 2021

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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