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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

Breaking the Chains Project vacancy: IAAS Level 2 Solicitor/Caseworker

Are you interested in an opportunity to create change for vulnerable asylum seeking children in the UK?

Can you bring both your legal and administrative skills and commitment to child rights to establish a new project ‘Breaking the Chains’ to improve the outcomes for Albanian children and young people?

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation MiCLU is seeking a full time solicitor or experienced caseworker to join our small, highly skilled and regarded team, based at Islington Law Centre.

Hours: 35 hours/week, excellent Terms and Conditions

Salary: £33,458 – £37,650, depending on knowledge, qualification & and experience + 2% Auto Enrolled Pension

Start date: 1 February 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to create change for vulnerable asylum seeking children in the UK. MiCLU in partnership with the Shpresa Programme, a user-led organisation that promotes the participation and contribution of the Albanian-speaking community in the UK have come together to develop this work. The post-holder will work with a part-time specialist Albanian-speaking youth worker based at Shpresa to represent individual children and young people. The postholder will also contribute to MiCLU’s wider work aimed at improving the rights of children and young people. The role will combine legal casework with developing and delivering training, and the creation of resources for children and professionals.

For more information about the application process, or to discuss access needs, please contact Kim Brookes our Office Manager at recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 noon Monday 7th January 2019 (submit by post or email to recruitment@islingtonlaw.org.uk)

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE: Week Beginning Monday 14th January 2019

Download the application pack below:

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 an e-volunteering project with law firms Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown, White & Case, Berwin Leighton Paisner, and a separate project with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 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.