Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, 13th July
We are looking for a Legal Manager to work in a small team of legal managers delivering legal advice and representation on bail through self-help and representation of bail cases. In normal times this will consist of jointly managing volunteers and our advice line, delivering legal advice sessions in detention centres and prisons, and preparing cases for the Tribunal. It is envisaged that this post will have a special focus on EEA nationals in the medium- to long-term but in the short term will focus on people held in prisons under immigration powers.
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, or a barrister with a valid Bar Standards Board practising certificate plus 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 team of volunteers and committed to working as part of a small and friendly team. BID has nine staff and 28 volunteers and our office is in Finsbury Park. All staff are currently working remotely.
Find out more about the role and how to apply by downloading our advert and application pack below.