Freedom from Torture (Finsbury Park, London) – Legal Advice and Welfare Service Team Administrator

Contract: Permanent & Temporary 7 Hours

Hours: 28 hours per week, permanent role, to include Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with an additional 7 hours per week on a temporary basis until 31 December 2023, to be made permanent if funding is available.

Location: London, Finsbury Park

Starting Salary:  £28,069 – £32,560 per annum (pro rata £22,455 – £26,048) Inclusive of London Weighting

Closing Date: 31st March 2023

Expected Date of Interviews: w/c 17th April 2023

Job Ref: VA612

Freedom from Torture have an exciting opportunity for an administrator to join our Legal Advice and Welfare Service (LAWS) team.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective administrative systems and supporting the successful running of Freedom from Torture’s Legal Advice and Welfare Service (LAWS).  The role also involves some basic casework support and assistance. Where required the post holder will be supported to develop an understanding of basic immigration and welfare law.

The LAWS team has immigration and welfare advisors in all five Freedom from Torture centres, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. Whilst this role is based in the London office, the post-holder will provide support to LAWS advisors in all of the centres.

28 hours of the role are permanent, with an additional seven hours offered on a temporary basis to 31 December 2023. The additional seven hours are to be dedicated to data capture and management to inform the organisation’s asylum policy and advocacy work.​

About you

You will have experience of working in an administrative or similar role, including experience of developing and maintaining effective administrative systems. You will be an integral part of the LAWS team, and will need to be able to work independently and on your own initiative. You will have excellent attention to detail, good research and data management skills, and a knowledge of data protection and confidentiality duties. You will be able to effectively manage and prioritise your workload to meet deadlines, and will be proficient in using Microsoft office applications (particularly Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30-day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution (minimum 1% employee contribution).

Freedom from Torture is committed to showing the salary for all advertised roles and not negotiating salaries for roles, in light of evidence that this contributes to structural inequality.

Our policy is that all appointments will be at the start of the salary range but successful candidates will have the opportunity to move up the scale over time. The progression up the salary range is reviewed on an annual basis and subject to affordability. For this role, the salary range is £28,069 – £32,560 per annum (pro rata £22,455 – £26,048) Inclusive of London Weighting.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors’ rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.

Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer. People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.