Asylum Aid, London: Immigration & Public Law Caseworker/Solicitor – deadline 22 May 2023

JOB TITLE: Immigration & Public Law Caseworker/Solicitor

LOCATION: Asylum Aid Office (London)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Public Law Supervisor

CONTRACT: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours)

SALARY: £34,000 p.a. to £38,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)

BENEFITS: 27 days holiday plus 4% matched pension contribution START DATE: Immediately subject to references


For over thirty years, Asylum Aid has been providing legal representation to some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum. The organisation have built an expert service, delivering vital and life-saving services in some of the most complex legal cases, with a particular speciality working with Survivors of trafficking, torture or other forms of human cruelty, unaccompanied minors and stateless people. Asylum Aid’s vision is that all those in need of protection from persecution and other forms of human cruelty in the UK can obtain it, and are treated fairly and with dignity. Asylum Aid fills a critical gap in support for people at risk of being returned to danger and violence overseas or languishing in the legal system, resulting in crisis and exploitation in the UK. The organisation knows that without the proper legal advice and representation, which require both time and care, people seeking protection in the UK can end up in limbo for years, causing them great pain and trauma, and leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and potentially being trafficked. Asylum Aid provide specialist advice and end-to-end casework so they are able to obtain legal protection and remain safe.


The ideal candidate will be a solicitor and IAAS accredited senior caseworker, with experience of immigration legal aid work and of running judicial review challenges, particularly in the immigration and asylum context. As a Public Law fee earner, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of asylum, trafficking, human rights and related public law claims. This role offers the opportunity to develop experience of judicial review casework under the direction of the Public Law supervisor, delivering high quality legal services on the full range of immigration and welfare issues that affect refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking and torture in the UK. Experience of working with victims of trafficking is highly desirable. There will be scope within the role to contribute strategically to work relating to the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers both in terms of access to and quality of available legal representation, and Home Office decision making. Asylum Aid seek to use public law to increase the impact of its work to the benefit of all those seeking protection in the UK. The legal team at Asylum Aid is growing and this is a good opportunity for a selfstarter to influence the growth and development of the Public Law team and contribute to the wider strategic development of Asylum Aid. As is the nature of this sector, the role will be exposed to a high volume of traumatic and distressing material and, whilst they will be supported by the Public Law supervisor and surrounding team, they should also be able to demonstrate knowledge of good self-care principles in an intense work environment and dissemination of those principles to junior members of the team


Please submit an up to date CV and covering letter by 9am Monday 22nd May 2023. Your application should outline your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to  Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. In setting the salary regard has been had to the NCJ payscales.

Interviews are scheduled to be held during the week commencing Monday 5 th June 2023 at the Asylum Aid offices in central London. For any queries, please contact Alison Pickup, Director of Asylum Aid, at


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