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Solicitor – Immigration (Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children and Refugees)

East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (EMSMP)

Grade J – £44,632 (annual pay increase pending) 37 hours

Fixed Term – 12 months (potential extension subject to funding) 

Secondment Considered

This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and support to East Midlands’ local authority legal advisers and social workers in their management of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC), care leaver and No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) casework. Representation on casework is specifically excluded.

Qualified as an admitted solicitor/barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, the ideal person will have detailed knowledge of Law relevant to age assessments of unaccompanied asylum seekers, NRPF and human rights legislation, and preferably knowledge of recent developments in central government policy on asylum seekers, refugees and migration issues. You will also have experience of working within a local authority, partner regional agency or equivalent organisation, including responsibility for policy development, advocacy and partnership working. Additionally, you will have the ability to provide training to external stakeholders, to build relationships across the partnerships, to manage conflicting priorities, and to meet demanding deadlines.

In return we can offer learning and development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, a positive working environment within a respected organisation at a regional level.  Our offices are based at Pera Business Park which offers ample parking, on-site café and gym facilities.

For an informal discussion please contact Brein Fisher, (Interim) Lead Officer, East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership at East Midlands Councils:

To apply, complete the application form which can be downloaded here.   Please return your completed application to

A copy of the Job Description and Person Specification can also be found here.

The closing date for applications is 2.00 pm, Wednesday 1st July.  Interviews are anticipated to take place virtually or will be held at East Midlands Councils’ Offices at Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0PB and be completed by the end of July.