We are looking for an experienced immigration and asylum adviser to support refugees and asylum seekers living in Kingston and surrounding areas.
You will be responsible for case work requiring OISC level 2 Immigration and Asylum and Protection (2/3rds of total time) as well as to provide some welfare advice (1/3rd of time).
We are looking for an adviser with a good understanding of immigration, Asylum Support, housing, homelessness and welfare/benefit related issues. Initially you will be working remotely so good IT skills, attention to detail, the ability to work on your own initiative, plan your own workload and problem solve will all be required. Additionally you should be comfortable dealing with clients with multiple and sometimes complex issues.
We have a number of volunteer interpreters, however an ability to speak a second language aligned with our client population (Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Pashto) is also desirable.
Refugee Action Kingston is a well established independent charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers living in Kingston and surrounding areas with funding from a broad base of grants, trusts and the Royal Borough of Kingston. We are a friendly and dedicated team of 16 full and part time staff committed to encouraging our clients to be independent and to integrate into the wider community.
We provide a holistic service offering mental health counselling, support into employment, volunteering and training as well as ESOL classes. In addition we also support a group of Syrian refugees as part of our Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme (VPRS) programme.
When you apply please include a covering letter explaining why you are most suited to the role, your top 3 priorities when you start and why you want to work with refugees and asylum seekers.
There is a link to our equal opportunities monitoring form within the job description. Please complete this in addition to uploading your CV and covering letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.