Immigration Adviser required in Smethwick

Immigration Adviser required in Smethwick

The Brushstrokes project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas. Working with Sandwell Council, Sandwell Citizens Advice and Sandwell Advice Providers Network, this post will enable Brushstrokes to increase access to free immigration advice in this area.

Hours: 33.5 per week
Salary: SCP 26-28 £24,034.00 – £25,628.00 per annum, pro rata.
Duration: Fixed Term Contract until March 2023

The project requires an experienced Immigration Adviser to deliver immigration advice to OISC standards and casework support service to individuals whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care. Delivering advice at our centre and outreach locations you will also support other advisers delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.

Successful candidates will be either a qualified solicitor or have OISC level 2, have knowledge of current asylum and immigration law and entitlements to welfare benefits, housing, health and social care. You should understand the issues faced by recent migrants and be able to work with individuals from differing social and cultural backgrounds. You will be familiar with casework management systems, OISC audit requirements with experience of supervising paid or volunteer advisers and a commitment to work to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’.

An enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be requested by FHS if appointed.

For a discussion about the role and the hours you can call Dave Newall direct on 0121 565 2234.

Visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk for an application form or e-mail personnel@fatherhudsons.org.uk quoting post reference number P1344.

The closing date for applications is 26 January 2020.  Interviews are to be held on 31 January 2020.

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