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Supervising Senior Caseworker Accredited (LAW SOCIETY IALA)

Salary: £24,000 to £26,483 for 3 days per week (equivalent to £40,000 – £44,138 pa full time – depending on qualification and experience)

Closing date for applications:  5.00pm Monday 23rd October 2023 (applications to be returned to

Interviews: The week commencing 30th October 2023

An exciting opportunity to be involved in the Kids in Need of Defense UK (KIND UK) programme at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit at Islington Law Centre.

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.

The role offers a unique opportunity for the post-holder to:

  • Work with a child-centred focus
  • Build access to justice for those who are excluded
  • Take a more strategic view while being supported to ensure high standards of care and good outcomes for vulnerable clients
  • Network with different stakeholders and skillsets, gaining fresh perspectives
  • Make a meaningful difference to undocumented children and their families
  • Build greater understanding and respect for the specialism of legal aid
  • Share their knowledge and experience through mentoring and training
  • Work with a passionate and supportive team

Candidates should be accredited to Law Society IALA Supervising Senior Caseworker level and should have recent experience of making immigration, asylum and nationality applications, and some experience of litigation. You should 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.

If you would like to discuss potential flexibility around the hours or the number of days worked or about the role in general please contact us on:

Download the application pack: 

Job specification

Person specification

Application form

Equality monitoring form

Background information for applicants


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. If you are a  law firm who would like to work with us, please contact

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 as well as an understanding of the NGO / human rights sector, 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 but think we might need? We’d still love to hear from you. Please fill in this form.


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


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