AIRE Centre / Here for Good (London / Hybrid) – EUSS Caseworker/Volunteer Coordinator

Organisations: AIRE Centre/Here for Good
Salary: £25,359 – £26,625 per annum (dependent on experience) + 3% workplace pension
contribution + 25 days annual leave
Hours: Full-time, job share/flexible arrangements possible
Contract: 1-year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension.
Location: Central London/Hybrid
Reports to: AIRE Centre Director & Immigration Supervisor; Here for Good EUSS caseworker
colleagues & Senior Management Team

About Us
Here for Good is a legal charity established in 2018 to assist in-need Europeans and their family members to secure their status in the UK post-Brexit.

Over the last four years, Here for Good has successfully supported thousands of individuals to secure their immigration status in the UK and impacted tens of thousands more through its strategic litigation work. The legal team is based across expert partner law firms and organisations in London and the East Midlands, with their lawyers falling under those organisations’ supervisory and regulatory structures.

Here for Good is known as the ‘go-to’ organisation for complex cases in the sector. They primarily assist people experiencing homelessness; those living in financial hardship; victims of domestic violence; victims of modern slavery and/or human trafficking; members of the Roma community; and those with complex needs, to secure their status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Recently, the charity has also set up an advice service to assist those fleeing Ukraine to reach sanctuary in the UK.

The AIRE Centre is a specialist legal charity founded in 1993. It uses the power of European law to protect fundamental individual rights through specific, targeted action in the following areas:
• Litigation – Using litigation and Third Party Interventions strategically in order to develop
and establish precedent-setting cases on behalf of migrants before both the European
Court and the UK courts.
• Education – This includes training and conferences on European and human rights law in
the UK and Europe.
• Advice – Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice for individuals, their
legal advisors, and other civil society organisations, around EU and Immigration law. The
AIRE Centre also runs a letter writing project in collaboration with a number of city firms
that assist with capacity.
• Policy – Engaging in non-legal advocacy, with the aim to improve policies and practices
that affect people legal rights and in particular raising awareness of European law rights,
such as the Modern Slavery Bill.

About the Role
We are looking for a highly motivated and driven individual to join the AIRE Centre’s team,
working as a Here for Good Caseworker/Volunteer Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity
to play a central role in the ongoing work tackling one of Brexit’s most complex issues.
This position will involve a mix of an operational and oversight role – growing and managing
Here for Good’s network of volunteer lawyers, and an immigration casework role – providing
immigration advice and assistance to in-need Europeans and their family members.

Role Objectives:
• To provide free immigration advice to in-need European nationals and their family members, and assist them to make applications under the EU Settlement Scheme
• To share responsibility for answering Here for Good’s EUSS advice line and provide one-off advice
• To receive, coordinate and manage referrals to the Here for Good EUSS advice service from partner organisations such as charities, CABs and local authorities
• To recruit and manage Here for Good’s network of volunteer solicitors and barristers
• To filter and means test new enquiries and match new clients with suitable volunteers
• To ensure Here for Good’s existing volunteers feel supported and valued
• To develop relationships with new volunteer lawyers and firms, and onboard them to Here for Good’s network
• To measure the impact and outcome of Here for Good’s casework and report back to Here for Good’s Senior Management Team
• To collaborate with and support other members of Here for Good’s team, such as with communications and fundraising work
• To assist with other tasks, as required

About You
Person Specification:
Essential Criteria
• An intelligent and highly-motivated person who has the ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
• Strong commitment to Here for Good and the AIRE Centre’s charitable aims
• Experience conducting legal casework
• Knowledge and understanding of European Free Movement Law, the EU Settlement Scheme and Appendix EU
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working with clients with complex needs
• Experience conducting administrative work
• Experience developing and maintaining partnerships
• Ability to work independently with a proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
• Ability to use computer and information technology including Microsoft Office and management information systems
• Ability to work on confidential matters, with a strong understanding of client confidentiality
and data protection
• An understanding of the problems which face Here for Good’s client base
• Willingness to undertake immigration accreditation examinations (OISC/IAAS)
Desirable Criteria
• Fluency in European and/or additional languages
• Experience of working with interpreters
• OISC/IAAS accreditation
• Experience using CharityLog
• Experience of managing multiple stakeholders including volunteers and partner

Application Process: To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Cover letters should be no more than 1.5 A4 pages and should set out why you are interested in the role and any relevant experience you have. Please ensure the subject line of the email reads: ‘Application for Here for Good Caseworker/Volunteer Coordinator’. Applications should be sent no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday 7th December 2022. Interviews will take place shortly after this date.