Wilsons (London) - Trainee Casework Assistants

Wilsons is one of the leading firms in the UK for immigration and refugee law.

Role: Trainee Casework Assistant

Salary: £21,216

Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday

Application Deadline: 3rd September 2018

The Role

Wilsons are recruiting Trainee Casework Assistants to join their committed team of over thirty specialists.

This is an entry level position suitable for those taking their first step on a career in immigration and refugee law.

You will primarily be working on legal aid cases under supervision of a solicitor.

On joining you will be registered as a Trainee Casework Assistant under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

Within 6 months of joining the team they will support you through the Level 1 accreditation exam to become a Level 1 Casework Assistant. Within a further 12 months they will support you through the Level 2 accreditation exam to become a Level 2 Senior Caseworker.

No previous case work experience is required. You will be given full training.

Specification

You must have a good academic record (a minimum 2:1 degree) and be able to demonstrate commitment to working in a legal aid firm and working for migrants and refugees. You should be able to show a commitment to this area of law through your academic studies or previous work experience, including voluntary or campaigning work.

This position is suitable for those seeking a long term career as a caseworker and for those studying for their GDL, LPC or BVC part-time. Paid and unpaid study leave available for those studying part-time. For those looking to qualify as a solicitor this position usually leads to a Period of Recognized Training on achieving Level 2 Senior Caseworker status.

Successful candidates will be appointed initially on a fixed term contract with extensions subject to passing the required accreditation exams.

Further Key Information

Interview dates: week commencing 10th September 2018

Anticipated start date: 22nd October 2018

Number of vacancies: 2-3

Wilson Solicitors LLP welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 To Apply

To apply please click this link and scroll down to the relevant materials: https://www.wilsonllp.co.uk/current-vacancies/