Vacancy - Legal Manager

Legal Manager

£34,759 pa +5% employer’s pension contribution

BID is a leading human rights charity challenging immigration detention in the UK through the provision of free legal advice and representation to detained asylum seekers and migrants to secure their release from detention. We also provide legal advice and representation to detainees on deportation.

Since its inception in 1998, BID has assisted thousands of individuals, played a leading role in documenting and challenging the injustices of immigration detention and highlighted the need for adequate legal safeguards against arbitrary detention.

We're looking for a Legal Manager who will manage our Separated Families Project and share responsibility for managing our Right to Liberty project.  Our Separated Families Project provides legal advice and representation to parents separated from their children by immigration detention, while our Right to Liberty project holds responsibility for overseeing our advice line, supervising volunteers, producing, updating and disseminating our self-help materials on bail and on deportation and Article 8, delivering legal advice sessions in detention centres, and preparing cases for representation in the First Tier Tribunal.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual with proven experience to provide immigration detainees with much-needed legal assistance and contribute to challenging immigration detention in the UK.  You will be either an immigration solicitor or an immigration adviser accredited at Level 3 with the OISC, or you will be accredited under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Level 2 Caseworker, have excellent communication skills, two years’ experience of legal work in the field of asylum and immigration and a commitment to human rights. You will need to be self-motivated, able to manage a large team of volunteers and committed to working as part of a small and friendly team.  BID has ten staff and 28 volunteers and our office is in Finsbury Park.

Download an application pack from www.biduk.org or request one from Celia Clarke, Director by email: celia@biduk.org.  Send your completed application to celia@biduk.org. Closing date 5pm Monday 14th November 2016.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.

Helpline for detainees

Tel: 020 7456 9750
Fax: 020 3745 5226

Helpline open Monday to Thursday between 10am and 12 midday


020 7456 9762 (Monday to Friday)
Please note, it is not possible to get information or advice via this number.

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