There are lots of ways to support our work.

We are constantly seeking donations so that we can increase our capacity to advocate for children and young people. Please consider donating now.

We have a range of volunteering opportunities and are always immensely grateful for any offers of support. Find out more about how you can volunteer.

We also work with a wide variety of partners, from local authorities to NGOs to law firms. If you’re interested in discovering how we could work together, please explore our Partner section.

WORK WITH US

We are currently recruiting a caseworker/solicitor supervisor:

Part time level 2 caseworker/solicitor supervisor at MiCLU (based at Islington Law Centre. Salary: £23,042 for 3 days per week (equivalent to £38,404 full time)

Start date: as soon as possible

This is an opportunity to be involved in the Kids in Need of Defense UK (KIND UK) programme at MiCLU (London).

KIND UK is a partnership which provides free, specialist immigration advice and representation for children and young people, and their families. It is a collaboration between Kids in Need of Defense (a US charity), Central England Law Centre, MiCLU at Islington Law Centre, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and Just Right Scotland. The UK agencies each employ Supervising solicitor(s)/lawyer(s) to provide training, guidance and support to commercial lawyers, who in turn provide the advice service on a pro bono basis.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic solicitor or senior casework supervisor with expertise in immigration and nationality law to supervise commercial lawyers in providing free legal advice and representation to children, young people and families with out-of-scope immigration and nationality cases.

Candidates must be accredited to Level 2 IAAS and should have recent experience of making immigration, asylum and nationality applications and some experience of litigation. You must also have commitment to upholding the human rights of asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees and a commitment to working with migrant children and young people within families so that their voices are heard and so that they can inform the development of this project.

The closing date is 12:00PM Wednesday 15 July 2020, with interviews to be held (via Zoom) week commencing 20th July 2020.

To apply contact recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk.

This vacancy is being advertised in conjunction with a vacancy for caseworker/solicitor supervisor at Central England Law Centre. To see the full advertisement please click here.

Volunteer

As a charity we depend on the support of volunteers—both those who are in the legal field, and individuals with other skills.

Universities and law firms: we run a number of different volunteering projects, including with city law firms. We also work on volunteer projects with universities. If you are a university or law firm who would like to work with us, please contact miclu@islingtonlaw.org.uk

Other volunteering opportunities: we are thrilled whenever anyone wants to give their time and skills to help us. However we are a small team without a dedicated volunteer manager. Our needs change regularly, so please check back to see if you could be a good fit. Or alternatively please fill in this form and we’ll contact you.

Current skills needed:

  • Communications volunteer: we are looking for an experienced communications professional to support us share the work that we do. If you are a self-starter with bags of initiative, and if have experience running social media campaigns, drafting press releases, writing blogs and managing website content, we would love to hear from you.
  • Fundraising volunteer: we need support both strategically and on the ground to develop a self-sustaining fundraising stream. If you know how to raise funds through writing grants proposals, running campaigns or approaching corporations and high-net worth individuals, please get in touch with us.

Other skills:

Can you do something we aren’t asking for? We’d love to hear from you. Please fill in this form.

Partner

We work with a range of partners—funders, pro bono supporters, as well as other legal and youth organisations, NGOs and local authorities who share our vision. We also provide expertise and support to a number of organisations as external consultants on a range of legal issues.

Please take a look at What we do and look at some of the specialist projects we have developed to date with partners and other organisations. If you think we might be able to support your work, please get in touch with us at miclu@islingtonlaw.org.uk.