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Jobs: immigration advisor and volunteer coordinator, Praxis

Jobs: immigration advisor and volunteer coordinator, Praxis

Two new roles here with the charity Praxis, the first closing on 19 March 2021 and the second on 26 March.

1. Hackney Immigration Advisor

  • Location: Remote working and different East London locations 
  • Job Type: 21 hours – Part time FTE 0.6
  • Duration: up to 31 March 2022 with possibility of extension 
  • Salary: £17,821,9 to £19,974 (pro rata of £29,703-£33,291 (NJC 20-25)), subject to accreditation and experience (including London Weighting) 
  • Deadline: 19 March 2021
  • Interviews: 26 March 2021

We are looking for a post holder to provide one-to-one immigration advice and casework (up to OISC level 2) to Hackney based migrants. The advisor would also provide support around housing and homelessness, benefits, and family and community care law.  The advisor will take referrals from Hackney Migrant Centre, the local authority and others in the Borough.

Led by the Project Coordinator, the post holder will be responsible for the delivery of immigration advice and casework to migrants referred by the Local Authority and Hackney Migrant Centre and other organisations. You will need to explore sensitively the options available to migrants to regularise their immigration status and access services and support. Evidence arising from your work will be used to advocate for migrants’ rights. 

Due to Covid-19 all our services are currently delivered remotely with a view to a staged return adjusted to evolving circumstances and clients’ needs. 

The ideal candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of the issues faced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants at risk (including EU migrants). They will have a good understanding of the challenges faced by these groups, including destitution and inability to access services due to ‘no recourse to public funds’ status. They will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of stakeholders.

Praxis is a dynamic, award-winning human rights charity supporting migrants in crisis or at-risk, ensuring that their essential human needs are met and that they are able to overcome the barriers they face. We have more than 35 years of experience working with migrant communities, and in 2019 we supported around 2,000 people through expert legal advice, housing and peer support. Our holistic approach supports people away from a point of crisis and destitution towards safety, economic independence, social engagement and greater emotional wellbeing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from those with lived experience of migration, and from diverse applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or pregnancy/maternity leave status.

For more information about this role, please contact Maria Iglesias on 07795276647, or see our website https://www.praxis.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering to find out more about our work. 

To apply, please complete the application form and e-mail to recruitment@praxis.org.uk

Please note – we do not accept CVs.

2. Volunteer Coordinator 

  • Responsible to: Advice Manager 
  • Location: Bethnal Green and remote working 
  • Hours: 35 hours 
  • Status: 6 month contract with possibility of extension
  • Grade: NJC 21 (£30,225) inclusive of London Weighting per annum.
  • Closing date: 26 March 2021
  • Interviews: 13 April 2021

We are looking for an energetic, creative and resourceful volunteer coordinator to lead and develop our volunteer programme. 

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in a similar role within the voluntary sector (preferably in an organization working with migrants, refugees and/or people at risk) and good knowledge of relevant legislation and good practice around managing a volunteer programme. S/he will enjoy working collaboratively and be passionate about supporting Praxis to deliver its objectives. S/he will well organised, being able to combine a hands-on role with an ability to take responsibility, think strategically and solve problems. 

Praxis is a dynamic, award-winning human rights charity supporting migrants in crisis or at-risk, ensuring that their essential human needs are met and that they are able to overcome the barriers they face. We work to build community, challenge exclusion and discrimination, influence policy and improve services. We played a leading role in exposing the Windrush scandal and advocate and campaign for lasting changes to policy and practice to address the root causes of the issues faced by at-risk migrants. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from those with lived experience of migration, and from diverse applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or pregnancy/maternity leave status.

For more information about this role, please see our website https://www.praxis.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering.

To apply, please complete the application form and e-mail to recruitment@praxis.org.uk.

Please note – we do not accept CVs.

The Free Movement blog was founded in 2007 by Colin Yeo, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in immigration law. The blog provides updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law by a variety of authors.