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Outreach Solicitor/Adviser

Location:   London Salary:   £29,000 to £32,500 annum Closing Date:   02/06/2019

Contract: Fixed term maternity cover for up to 1 year, Full Time (Part Time will be considered)

Coram is a children’s charity which draws upon a distinguished history and reputation for contemporary practice in creating better chances for children. With some 250 staff, a distinctive headquarters near King’s Cross and service delivery teams across England, Coram strives to be a credible, respectful, professional, dynamic and committed organisation where these values infuse all that we do to promote the welfare and rights of children.

Part of the Coram group, 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. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as training and consultancy on child law and children’s rights.

The Migrant Children’s Project (MCP) at CCLC promotes the rights of migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children and young people and works to ensure that they receive the protection and support they need. The MCP provides one-to-one legal advice through an advice line and outreach advice programme, a range of free resources and online information, and training to practitioners working with young refugees and migrants. It undertakes research and policy advocacy to protect and promote the rights of migrant children in UK legislation and policy.

About the role

This role will involve the provision of legal advice to migrant children, young people and families in London as part of a dedicated outreach programme which runs regular sessions at partner organisations and community groups. It would suit someone with experience of providing legal immigration advice who would like a short-term challenge with the opportunity to gain considerable experience supporting children, young people and families with diverse immigration, asylum and nationality advice needs, including advice on access to services and support. We are happy to consider part-time, flexible arrangements.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification to understand more about the role.

To apply, please click on the 'apply now' button to be redirected to the application form.

Please note CVs will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing date for applications: 23:59, Sunday 2nd June 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 12th June 2019

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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