Jobs & Volunteering
Training Co-ordinator and Legal Advisor
We are currently recruiting for a Training Co-ordinator and Legal Advisor to help coordinate our part in an exciting new Big Lottery funded partnership project in Yorkshire and Humberside with the aim of assisting asylum seekers in crisis. He/she will be responsible for providing legal advice and representation at the Asylum Support Tribunal as well as developing and delivering training within Yorkshire and Humberside in the area of asylum support. . This post will make a real difference to the lives of destitute asylum seekers. Please note that a legal qualification is not essential for this job.
Based at our offices in East London, the job is currently offered as full time (35hours per week) Monday – Friday. ASAP offers a generous leave package of 30 days per annum plus bank holidays and the option to work flexibly around our core hours of 10am – 4pm. ASAP will pay an annual salary of £32,151 pa. (incl. of inner London Weighting).
The successful applicant will need to be able to start in August 2016.
Purpose of the Training Co-ordinator and Legal Advisor post:
- Co-ordinate ASAP’s Big Lottery funded partnership project in Yorkshire and Humberside to assist asylum seekers in crisis
- Develop, co-ordinate and provide training, webinars and coaching to advice workers in Yorkshire and Humberside on asylum support.
- Contribute to developing ASAP’s information materials for the advice sector including legal updates, factsheets and website development.
- Assist with the co-ordination of ASAP’s training delivery
- Provide legal advice on asylum support and asylum support appeals to advice workers and solicitors via ASAP’s second tier Advice Line
- Provide legal advice and representation at the Asylum Support Tribunal.
The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd May 2016 at 8 am.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 31st May 2016 at ASAP’s Offices in East London.
Please note if you are invited to interview we can only reimburse local travel costs (within London). We are also happy to arrange interviews via skype.
We do not accept CV’s
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the post, please contact Hazel on 02037160284 ext 208
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Trustee recruitment (February 2016)
ASAP requires a new Management Committee member with marketing and communications experience
ASAP’s work and strategy is overseen by a voluntary Management Committee. We are currently seeking a new member of this Committee, who has experience of marketing and communications, to complement the skills of our existing members. We are especially interested in receiving applications from refugees and others who have had direct experience of the UK’s asylum system. We are able to meet travel costs associated with attending Management Committee meetings.
For more details, or if you would like to discuss this, please email Dave Garratt at email@example.com.
Duty Scheme Volunteering
Please note that duty scheme volunteer opportunities are not suitable for students.
Solicitors: Solicitors are recruited on an annual basis to participate in our duty scheme for free legal representation at the Asylum Support Tribunal through agreements between ASAP and law firms. If you would like to discuss the possibility of your firm joining our scheme please contact us and choose “volunteering/duty scheme.”
Barristers: ASAP recruits barristers on an annual basis who can help us with our Duty Scheme at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support), London. The Duty Scheme provides free legal representation for asylum seekers who are otherwise unrepresented during their asylum support appeal hearings. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting volunteering opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and put “FAO Duty Scheme Coordinator” in the subject line. You need to have your own insurance and court/tribunal advocacy experience.