Coventry Law Centre

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Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?

 

 

 

Legal Caseworker - Syrian Resettlement Project

Salary up to £22,212 pa based on experience

 

We are looking for a legal caseworker to work on our Syrian Resettlement Project to support newly arrived individuals and families with their everyday legal issues, including welfare benefits, housing and immigration

 

 

 

Central England Law Centre is the UK’s largest Law Centre, with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in its legal practice. Our services are free and we make them accessible to those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and socially excluded by working in partnership with other agencies and community organisations. We assist nearly 6,000 people each year and offer casework, representation, legal education and rights awareness-raising. We use the law to tackle poverty, disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. 

 

This role will provide legal advice, casework support and information sessions on legal rights in the UK to newly arrived individuals and families under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) Programme.

Coventry Law Centre is working in partnership with Coventry City Council, Coventry Refugee and Migrants Centre and Citizens Advice Coventry to provide resettlement support to Syrian individuals and families who arrive under this programme.  Primarily the support is provided for the first 12 months after their arrival into the City.     

You will need knowledge of social welfare law ideally welfare benefits, housing and immigration law and have experience of working with newly arrived migrants and or refugees.  You will have experience of working in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations.  The ability to speak Arabic is highly desirable. 

You will work in our established and well respected Immigration team.  Join a team that is making a difference.

 

This post is based at CELC’s main office, which is in Coventry city centre, 5 minutes from the railway station, and our terms and conditions include a 37 hour week, 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory days, and pension scheme membership.

 

For an application pack please email recruitment@covlaw.org.uk Applications may be submitted by post or by email to recruitment@covlaw.org.uk

 

Closing date:  Monday 26 June 2017 at 10.00 am. 

Interviews:  Wednesday 28 June 2017

 

We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. Our offices are wheelchair accessible.