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. 

Since our inception in 1998 we have assisted over 46,000 individuals and played a leading role in documenting and challenging the injustices of immigration detention.

BID’s clients face structural racism, poor access to justice, stigmatisation, the loss of their liberty and the threat of deportation. Your role will be to empower these individuals to exercise their human rights.

This exciting post, initially funded for one year, has developed in partnership with five law firms and has been established to provide legal advice and representation to foreign nationals who wish to apply for bail after being served with orders for their removal to Rwanda or where they are applying for the revocation of a deportation order.

We are looking for a special individual, a human rights lawyer qualified to deliver immigration and asylum advice, committed to responding to the Government’s policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda or other countries; and to offsetting the consequences of the removal of legal aid in deportation proceedings.

The post-holder will train and supervise volunteer solicitors from the commercial firms who will prepare applications for bail for asylum seekers facing removal to Rwanda (and any other country).  The post-holder may also train and supervise volunteer solicitors working on BID’s revocation project (applications for the revocation of deportation orders that have already been served upon individuals and who may also have been removed from the UK).

This is an excellent opportunity to help us when human rights and the rights of migrants are under increasing attack. Your work will help stop the government's unlawful plans to remove foreign nationals to Rwanda and get people out of detention and will contribute to the development of our policy work.

The closing date for applications is midnight 31st July 2023 (interviews week commencing 7th August 2023).

Legal Manager – Rwanda & Off-Shoring Bail Project & Revocation of Deportation Orders Project
Application Pack - Legal Manager (£36,845)
Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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