Established under Royal Charter in 1739 and operating under Act of Parliament, Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity. Now a progressive group of specialist charities with an integrated strategy, Coram helps a million children and young people every year through delivery of Permanence for children, Children’s rights and voice, Education and Early Years, and Sector Insight, Innovation and Capacity creating better chances for children.
One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights and provides significant international legal systems consultancy. It is located on the Coram Campus in central London with bases in Colchester and Leeds, working alongside Coram Voice which is a specialist provider of advocacy services for young people in the care system. It provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as training, policy and advocacy and consultancy on child law and rights.
About the role
We are looking for an immigration & asylum solicitor to join our experienced and friendly team.
The successful candidate will have conduct of and be responsible for a caseload of immigration, asylum and associated human rights law matters concerning young people, children and their carers and to provide high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to clients through casework. They should be able to demonstrate a solid commitment to upholding the rights of vulnerable children and young people.
Our immigration lawyers work closely with colleagues in other teams in the Legal Practice Unit (community care, family and education law), as well as with other departments within the Coram group, including Coram Voice and the Migrant Children’s Project. As well as conducting casework for individuals, our immigration & asylum team undertakes strategic litigation for the wider benefit of children, young people and families, and has participated in several interventions in the higher courts.
This is a full-time and permanent position. We welcome applications from solicitors at different stages of their careers provided that they have significant experience (ideally 3 years+) of conducting immigration & asylum cases, including at judicial review level.
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button via Vacancy Details (octo-firstclass.co.uk)
Closing date: Monday 29th August 2022 at 23:59
Interview date: TBC
CCLC 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 including those with lived experience of the immigration system. 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.
Registered Charity No. 312278.