Asylum Aid, (previously merged with Migrants Resource Centre under Consonant) is, and has long been, a leader in the Immigration and NGO sector: providing high-level legal support to ensure the protection of vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Now, in its 30th year of providing high quality legal and welfare support - their services are needed more than ever.
The Helen Bamber Foundation is a pioneering Human Rights charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers who are the survivors of trafficking and torture, including gender-based and ‘honour-based’ violence. Recognising the complexity of each client’s suffering and needs, the Foundation offers specialist services within a Model of Integrated Care encompassing: therapy; medical advice; legal protection; counter-trafficking support; housing & welfare advice; and community and integration.
The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid are proud to announce that since August 2020, we are combining our efforts to support the vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees who need us the most. Going forward we will operate as two separate entities joined under a group structure, known as the Helen Bamber Foundation Group.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The focus of the role is ensure the efficient and robust delivery of costing and billing of legal aid files conducted under Legal Aid Agency (LAA) contract (Legal Help / Controlled Legal Representation / Upper Tribunal casework). This includes reconciliation of payments received and made, and to provide essential coordination within the organisation to support lawyers in ensuring files are billed promptly and accurately, and costs are maximized. This role will work with the Legal Team of Asylum Aid and the Finance team of the Helen Bamber Foundation Group.
The Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from those with BAME backgrounds.
Please note that the successful candidate will have the right to work in the UK and will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. This role will require disclosure of both the adult and child barring lists. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian, Minority-Ethnic, refugee and migrant backgrounds.
If appointed you will be required to give your consent to the Helen Bamber Foundation Group to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment.
Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter by 5pm on Friday 7th May 2021 by outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification.
Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. In setting the salary regard has been had to average sector pay and the NCJ and NICVA pay scales.
Interviews are scheduled to be held during the week commencing Monday 10th May 2021 will be conducted via Zoom. For any queries, please call our office number and ask to speak to Ian Kane