Job title: Immigration Advisor

Organisation: Kiran Support Services

Website: www.kiranss.org.uk

Closing date: 22 August 2021

Job description: Kiran Support Services (KSS) provides specialist services to Asian women fleeing domestic abuse through the provision of refuge accommodation, advice, advocacy and counselling services. In 2018, we expanded our services to include immigration advice and casework support to women fleeing domestic abuse with an insecure immigration status. In the last three years we have seen more than 70% increase in the number of women approaching us for refuge accommodation and advice that have an insecure immigration status or no recourse to public funds. In 2020, to help meet this need we successfully opened a third refuge and are now recruiting a fulltime OISC level 3 qualified Immigration Advisor. The successful candidate will manage a complex caseload and will support securing the immigration status of service users.

You will have:

• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the legal field and in areas such as immigration law, family law, domestic violence, welfare benefits and housing, providing legal advice and advocacy to Asian/ BME women who have experienced domestic abuse.

• Up to date working knowledge of Home Office policies relating to domestic abuse including Destitute Domestic Violence Concession and Asylum is essential. • Working knowledge of housing, welfare benefits and the criminal justice system is essential.

• Fluency in at least one South Asian language (Urdu/ Punjabi preferred)

This post is funded by Trust for London Due to the sensitive nature of this role, we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1).

Location: Waltham Forest London

Type: Full time

Salary: £33,814 per annum

How to apply: For a recruitment pack please email: [email protected], or call 0208 558 1986.