The Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) is a small national charity working in the area of asylum support law to reduce the destitution of asylum seekers by defending their legal rights to food and shelter. We represent people who have undergone the hardship and trauma of forced migration and exile. They are some of the poorest and most socially excluded people in the UK; unable to return to their home countries, not allowed to work and reliant on a tough subsistence support system that provides the bare minimum needed for daily survival .
We operate by running a free legal representation scheme at the Asylum Support Tribunal, through training, an advice line, and policy work such as producing research reports and lobbying. ASAP has developed a well-respected approach to many of the issues surrounding housing and welfare support for asylum seekers using our legal expertise and evidence-based policy and lobbying work. Last year we represented and advised over 700 destitute asylum seekers at the Asylum Support Tribunal enabling over 60% of appellants to access accommodation and support.
Currently, ASAP employs 10 staff and is supported by approx 40 solicitors and barristers who assist us with our Duty Scheme as Volunteer Advocates.
ASAP’s work and strategy is overseen by a voluntary Management Committee. The Committee has a broad range of skills and experience, including relevant expertise in law, Finance, HR, Communications and charity management. To complement the existing Management Committee, we are currently seeking a new member who can bring:
Expertise as someone who has lived experienced of the asylum process in the UK.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact ASAP Director (Maternity Cover) Alice Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0203 716 0284
To apply, please complete the application form and return to email@example.com by Monday 23 September at 10am.
Interviews will be held in London on Monday 30 September.