Here for Good (Derby) - Solicitor

Salary: £34,000-£38,000 (dependent on PQE)

Contract: 12 months, with the possibility of extension

Role Summary

Here for Good is a charity founded in February 2018, established to assist EEA citizens

and their family members to secure their status in the UK post-Brexit. We are currently looking

to recruit a highly-motivated and experienced immigration lawyer to work as Here for Good’s

solicitor based in Derby.

Here for Good’s ‘Derby Solicitor’ will primarily be responsible for identifying and helping

vulnerable EEA nationals living in Derby and the broader region of the East Midlands to secure

their status in the UK.

In addition to their frontline role, the solicitor will also be responsible for developing relationships

and working with local partners, many of whom already work with Here for Good’s potential

beneficiaries.

Collecting and measuring feedback will also be an integral element of the solicitor’s role. The

Derby Solicitor will work closely with Here for Good’s Volunteer Coordinator (based at Bindmans

LLP in London) to refine Here for Good’s model of working so that it can be rolled out to other

areas of the UK. They will also work closely with the charity’s delivery partners; the International

Organisation for Migration, the3million and St Mungo’s.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will:

● Be a qualified solicitor, with at least three years’ experience in immigration law

● Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of European free movement law, the

EU Settlement Scheme and Appendix EU

● Be committed to Here for Good’s charitable objectives

● Be adept at managing their own caseload

● Be able to work independently with minimal supervision

● Have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills

● Have in-depth experience of working with clients with complex needs

● Have experience of developing and maintaining relationships with partner

organisations

 

● Have experience in monitoring and evaluation, and keeping a clear and up-to-date

record of their work

● Have knowledge and experience of working with migrant communities in Derby

(essential) and the East Midlands (desirable)

● Have a thorough understanding of the obligations, including ethical obligations, of

working as a solicitor

 

Role Objectives

- To means-test and triage potential clients

- To provide free and high-quality legal advice to EEA nationals and their families, and

assist them to make applications for ‘Pre-Settled’ and ‘Settled’ status under the EU

Settlement Scheme

- To develop and maintain relationships with local organisations who work with people

with complex needs

- To measure the impact and outcomes of their work and feedback to the Volunteer

Coordinator and Here for Good’s trustee board

Application process:

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the role

to: jobs@hereforgoodlaw.org.

Deadline for submissions is 24 May 2019.