Job title: Immigration Advice Worker

Closing Date: Monday 19th February 2018

Organisation: Kiran Support Services

Website: https://www.kiranss.org.uk

Description:

Kiran Support Services provides specialist support to Asian women fleeing from domestic violence and abuse. Kiran provides refuge accommodation across two London boroughs, resettlement, outreach and advocacy support and advice services to help women make informed choices about their future. Kiran provides specialist support to children through therapeutic play activities and one to one support.

They are currently recruiting a part time Immigration Advice Worker (21 hours per week) to provide high quality advice and casework support to the women living in the refuges that have an insecure immigration status/ no recourse to public funds, and for the women accessing their outreach and advice services.

The successful candidate will manage a complex caseload and will support securing the immigration status of service users. You will be a qualified solicitor or registered with OISC at level 3 (immigration category).

You will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of providing legal advice on immigration, asylum and nationality issues with a particular emphasis on DDVC and applications for settlement under the DV rule
  • A knowledge of the regulatory framework that applies to the provision of immigration advice and services
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act
  • Knowledge of Home Office policies and guidance relating to gender based violence
  • An understanding of legal and policy issues including current legislation effecting women especially Asian/ BME women experiencing DV or at risk of DV and all forms of VAWG including forced marriage, honour based violence and sexual violence
  • Working knowledge of housing, welfare benefits and the criminal justice system
  • Fluency in at least one South Asian language (Urdu/ Punjabi preferred)

This post is funded by Trust for London and is a fixed term contract for 3 years

Type: 21 hours per week

3 year fixed term contract

Salary: £30,785 pro rata

How to apply: For a full information pack, you can apply by email, telephone or post:

By email: kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk

By telephone on: 020 8558 1986

By post: Kiran Support Services, 1 Russell Road, Leyton, E10 7ES