Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) (London / Hybrid) – Duty Scheme Legal Advisor

Salary: £39,749 p.a. starting salary (including £4,004 inner London weighting)

Hours: 35 hours per week (excluding lunch break)

Location: Hybrid working (2 days p/w in East London office)

Status: Permanent contract after 6 month probation period

Closing date: Monday 27 May at 11:59pm

Face to face interviews will be held in London on: Tuesday 4th June

The Duty Scheme Legal Advisor will play a pivotal role in supporting ASAP’s duty representation scheme at the First Tier Tribunal (Asylum Support). We are looking for someone who is committed to access to justice in relation to eligibility for housing and financial support (asylum support) from the Home Office for people claiming asylum in the UK. Working within our duty scheme team, you will assist with the day to day running of the scheme, supporting our volunteer advocates to provide high quality legal representation and advice. You will be legally-minded with a strong interest in asylum support and have the ability, after induction and with ongoing supervision from our Head of Legal, to provide advice and legal representation to appellants at the asylum support Tribunal (AST) and answer calls on our advice line. You will also feed in to our wider work on asylum support policy and strategic litigation, working collaboratively with colleagues in the policy team to ensure they are kept up to date with issues arising out of appeals.

Please find the application pack here: https://www.asaproject.org/about/jobs-volunteering

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Lilly Barritt lilly@asaproject.org.uk