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Supervising Senior Caseworker

Supervising Senior Caseworker:

Job Type: Full-time
Closing Date for Applications: 15th March 2019

We are an award winning, market-leading niche immigration law firm based in Nottingham City Centre. Due to internal progression, we are now looking for a highly motivated IAAS Accredited Supervising Senior Caseworker.

This role is within our Asylum team where the focus is on asylum and human rights law. The successful candidate will have responsibility for an active asylum caseload involving, as appropriate, all aspects of asylum and human rights work including unaccompanied minors, adult asylum claims, fresh claims, extension applications, appeals and higher court work. As a supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of up to 4 other asylum caseworkers at varying levels of experience. This aspect of the role includes legal, file administration and performance supervision under the direction of the team Director.

It is therefore essential that the right candidate has:

  • Accreditation to Level Two (Senior Caseworker) as part of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation scheme operated by the Law Society.
  • Accreditation to the level of Supervisor as part of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation scheme operated by the Law Society (now called Supervising Senior Caseworker).
  • Experience of working under a Legal Aid Agency contract.
  • Experience of having sole conduct of an active asylum case load.
  • Experience of preparing appeals to the IAC (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Pleasant and tactful manner in dealing with clients, both in person and on the telephone.
  • Use of computer packages, subject to adequate training.
  • Eligible to work full time in the UK.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English; both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to assisting those requiring protection in the UK.

It is also desirable that the right candidate is:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in any discipline in the UK or overseas.
  • Has experience of supervising others including compliance with Legal Aid contract requirements, legal supervision and performance reviews.
  • Experience of meeting both strict external deadlines and internal financial targets.
  • Experience of representing unaccompanied asylum seeking children and victims of trafficking/modern slavery.
  • Experience of preparing appeals to the higher courts, judicial review applications and resisting removals.

Benefits

1. Pay scale– competitive dependant on experience.
2. Annual Leave – 20 days per annum (plus public holidays) rising by 1 day after every holiday year worked, to a maximum of 25 days.
3. Flexible working hours and availability of working some days from home- subject to the needs of the Company and agreement with the team Director.
4. Nottingham City Centre location, with excellent transport links.
5. Auto enrolment to our pension scheme after 3 months employment.
6. Modern open plan office.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter via email to hruk@paragonlaw.co.uk

Closing date: 
15 March 2019
Organization: 
Paragon Law
Location of office: 
Nottingham
Contact email: 
Job types:
Immigration Law Practice/Advice