Asylum Support Appeals Project (London) - Solicitor

Post: Solicitor

Responsible To: Deputy Director

Salary and benefits: £39,385 starting salary (including inner London weighting). 1.5% cost of living increase, likely 6% employer pension contribution and season ticket loan

Location: East London, E14. Office based with current flexibility to work from home part-time

Status: Permanent contract after 6 month probation period

Hours: 35 hours per week (excluding lunch break) Leave: 30 days per annum plus bank holidays 

ASAP is recruiting for a solicitor.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead ASAP’s well-respected legal work defending and promoting the rights of asylum-seekers to access food and shelter (asylum support) in the UK, in a varied and rewarding role. You will be part of a committed team of staff and volunteer legal advisors, solicitors and barristers who provide free legal advice and representation for asylum seekers at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) through our award-winning duty scheme.  You will be at the forefront of analysing and reacting to emerging asylum support issues affecting destitute asylum-seekers; with the potential for generating significant positive change for this group through contributing to ASAP’s policy work and leading on strategic litigation.  You will develop and share ASAP’s unrivalled expertise in this area by contributing to and overseeing the quality of our legal information and training for our volunteers, staff and front-line advisors around the UK.  

We are looking for candidates who are confident, multi-skilled team players. You must be resilient, adaptable, able to work at a high level across ASAP’s different work streams and committed to ASAP’s vision and values. 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with ASAP’s current solicitor, please contact deborah@asaproject.org.uk

Closing date for applications by:  11.59pm on 5th December 2021

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