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Outreach Legal Adviser

Location: Gregory House, Coram Campus, 48 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2QA 
Contract type: Fixed term
Closing date: 9am, Monday, 22 September 2014
Salary: £28,000 inclusive of London weighting

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is looking for an OISC level 3/IAAS level 2 accredited legal adviser to undertake outreach legal advice work for its Migrant Children’s Project. As a key part of the Migrant Children’s Project, this role will involve extensive outreach legal advice work, including appointments at a range of locations across Greater London, with a focus on the London Borough of Ealing. The role will involve providing holistic legal advice on immigration, asylum and nationality; support, accommodation and local authority duties; healthcare; education and related issues to hard-to-reach migrant children, young people, families and carers, as well completing exceptional funding applications and some pro bono casework. The advice work will encompass onward referral and signposting, including to the CCLC’s legal practice unit, other solicitors and other services as appropriate.

The role is part of the Supported Options Initiative, a programme of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy, which supports innovation in helping children and young people with irregular immigration status to live full lives.

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To apply, please see the Coram website.

 

Paralegal/Legal Adviser

Location: Riverside Office Centre, Century House North, North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RE
Contract type: Fixed term to 31st March 2015
Closing date: 9am, Monday 6th October 2014
Salary: £16,000 pa

The Paralegal/ Legal Advisor role will be within the centre’s Child Law Advice Line service, funded by the Department for Education. The service aims to provide legal information and advice to over 120,000 parents, carers and young people each year. This is provided via a range of mediums including free downloadable factsheets on our website, free access to our virtual assistant which can help locate useful information, and free one to one legal advice with a legally trained advisor via the telephone.

Your primary role will be to advise parents, carers and young people who are experiencing difficulties accessing legal advice and representation in the areas of Family, Child and Education law. You will join a team of experienced legal advisors responsible for providing legal advice via our free telephone helpline. The successful applicant will hold a law degree, or relevant qualification in Child, Family or Education Law and ideally have experience of providing advice in a relevant field of law.

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week including 1 hour unpaid lunch break. Shifts are 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 8pm.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the role, please contact Gemma Smith at info@coramclc.org.uk

Please return completed application, diversity and criminal disclosure forms by email to jobs@coram.org.uk or by post to: Coram HR Department , 41 Brunswick  Square, London, WC1N 1AZ.

Due to limited resources, we will only be able to contact you if you have been short listed for interview.

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Are you interested in volunteering?

The Child Law Advice Line are currently seeking enthusiastic legal volunteers to support the work of the advisors on the helpline. This helpline is a free service providing advice and guidance to families about Child, Education and Family Law.

If you are interested in learning more, please see our information pack:

Volunteering with the Child Law Advice Line

 

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