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Jobs: five immigration advisor and project coordinator roles, Praxis

Jobs: five immigration advisor and project coordinator roles, Praxis

Praxis, a dynamic, award-winning human rights charity supporting migrants in crisis or at-risk, is recruiting for several different roles as outlined below.

Hackney Project Co-ordinator and Senior Immigration Caseworker

  • Location: Mix of remote working and different locations in Hackney and Bethnal Green.
  • Job Type: Full time – 35 hours
  • Duration: Fixed 12 months contract (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary: £35,946 (NJC 28, inclusive of London Weighting for London based post)
  • Deadline: 11th February 2021, 12 noon
  • Interviews: 17th and 18th February 2021

We are looking for an experienced project coordinator and senior immigration caseworker OISC L2 (OISC L3 desirable) or solicitor with equivalent qualification for an exciting position leading our Hackney immigration advice service for migrants at risk of destitution.

The post holder will manage and supervise a team of OISC level 2 immigration advisors providing specialist immigration advice and casework to homeless migrants in Hackney. This service is funded by London Borough of Hackney and working in partnership with local homeless organisations. Due to Covid-19 our services are mainly delivered remotely, with some office-based working. Limited-face-to-face contact with clients is based on clients’ needs and circumstances.

You will play a key role in coordinating this project and will hold a small caseload of cases feeding into our advocacy and campaign work.

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.

Please check the Job Description for more details. If you still have any questions, please contact Maria Iglesias on 07795276647.

To apply, please complete the application form and e-mail to recruitment@praxis.org.uk. Please note – we do not accept CVs.

Download the job description.

Download the application form.

Hackney Immigration Advisors (2 posts)

  • Location: Remote working and different East London locations.
  • Job Type: Full time 35 hours
  • Duration: Fixed 12 months contract (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary: £29,703-£33,291 (NJC 20-25), subject to accreditation and experience (including London Weighting)
  • Deadline: 11th February 2021 (12 noon)
  • Interviews: 17th and 18th February 2021

We are looking for two energetic Immigration Advisors (OISC L1 essential, OISC L2 desirable) for an exciting position as part of our Hackney immigration advice service for migrants homeless/rough sleeping.

Led by the Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for the delivery of immigration advice and casework to homeless migrants referred by the Local Authority and homelessness organisations. You will need to explore sensitively the options for homeless people 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.

Please check the Job Description for more details. If you still have any questions, please contact Maria Iglesias on 07795276647.

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

Please note – we do not accept CVs.

Download the job description.

Download the application form.

Newham Project Co-ordinator and Senior Immigration Advisor

  • Location: Mix of remote working and different locations in Newham and Bethnal Green.
  • Job Type: Full time – 35 hours
  • Duration: Fixed until 31st August 2021 with possibility of an extension.
  • Salary: £35,946 (NJC 28, inclusive of London Weighting for London based post)
  • Deadline: 11th February 2021 (noon)
  • Interviews: 17th and 18th February 2021

We are looking for an experienced project coordinator and senior immigration advisor OISC L2 (OISC L3 desirable) or solicitor with equivalent qualification for an exciting position leading our Newham immigration advice service for migrants at risk of destitution.

The post holder will manage and supervise a team of OISC level 2 immigration advisors providing specialist immigration advice and casework to homeless migrants in Newham. This service is funded by London Borough of Newham and working in partnership with local homeless organisations.

Due to Covid-19 our services are mainly delivered remotely, with some office-based working. Limited-face-to-face contact with clients is based on clients’ needs and circumstances. In addition, you will provide 2 days a week of telephone advice to health professionals and frontline homeless organisations.

You will play a key role in coordinating this project and ensuring front line work feeds into our advocacy and campaign work.

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.

Please check the Job Description for more details. If you still have any questions, please contact Maria Iglesias on 07795276647.

To apply, please complete the application form and e-mail to recruitment@praxis.org.uk. Please note – we do not accept CVs.

Download the job description.

Download the application form.

Newham Immigration Advisor

Location: Remote working and different London locations.

  • Job Type: Full time 35 hours
  • Duration: Fixed contract up to 31st of August 2021 with possibility of extension.
  • Salary: £29,703-£33,291 (NJC 20-25), subject to accreditation and experience (including London Weighting)
  • Deadline: 11th February 2021 (12 noon)
  • Interviews: 17th & 18th February 2021

We are looking for an energetic Immigration Adviser (OISC L1 essential, OISC L2 desirable) for an exciting position as part of our Newham immigration advice service for migrants homeless/rough sleeping.

Led by the Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for the delivery of immigration advice and casework to homeless migrants referred by the Local Authority and homelessness organisations. You will need to explore sensitively the options for homeless people 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 candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of the issues faced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants at risk (including EU migrants). S/he 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. S/he 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.

Please check the Job Description for more details. If you still have any questions, please contact Maria Iglesias on 07795276647.

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

Please note – we do not accept CVs.

Download the job description.

Download the application form.

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.

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