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DATE ADDED: Fri 31/05/2019

Immigration Caseworker

Leicester, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £20000 - £30000/annum

My client currently have a vacancy for an Immigration Caseworker (OISC Qualified) in their Leicester Office.

My client are seeking applications from suitably qualified and motivated applicants for this exciting position.

The Role:

As an Immigration Caseworker working for a reputable firm, you will work alongside a team of immigration specialists, handling different caseloads up to OISC competence.

This may include

* immigration applications to the Home Office

* providing advice to clients regarding procedure and practice

* providing written and verbal representation, including advocacy in court, for clients seeking assistance in the Immigration law field in accordance with the OISC Code of Standards.

This is a challenging role suited to an ambitious Immigration Caseworker with excellent client care and interpersonal skills.

Key Functions:

* Represent clients before immigration judges, in person or in writing as required, including preparation of cases.

* Draft witness statements, skeleton arguments, representations and other complex documents and letters using word-processor.

* Preparation and management of applications to the Home Office.

* Ensure all contact with the client and any other action taken in respect of cases is recorded on attendance notes and regularly updated on the database.

* Liaise with Immigration Authorities, other agencies, and groups as required.

* Interview and advise clients regarding Immigration law, procedure, and practice. Provide guidance to clients on completion of documents.

* Attend clients in prison and detention centres and surgeries on occasions where appropriate.

* Meet specified casework and other targets as set by Supervisor.

* Keep up-to-date at all time with changes in Immigration/Asylum law by reading, attending training events and using a computer for reference purposes.

* Complete any other records in connection with casework to meet company requirements, maintain statistics and update the Database, client files, using manual or computerised systems as appropriate and as required by Management.

You should also have a commercial awareness and practical IT skills. It is essential that you have strong ethical standards, fantastic team spirit, but most importantly be humble and passionate about the work carried out.

Essential Criteria:

* OISC qualification Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3.

* 12-month minimum experience of working in the immigration sector to OISC standards.

* Excellent drafting skills.

* Excellent communication and presentation skills.

* A confident and determined approach.

* A high degree of self-motivation and drive.

* Ability to work to strict deadlines.

* Be organised and methodical in your approach.

* Candidates with IAAS accreditation will be considered.

* LLB or Law related degree/diploma.

Some benefits offered include:

* 5% pay rise and bonus of up to 20% salary available on completion of targets

* 28 days holidays includes bank holiday

* Generous contributory pension scheme

* Flexible working supportive workplace culture

* Development opportunities offered to candidates willing to work hard progress

* Support training offered to gain higher accreditation with the OISC

**Candidates without OISC qualification and relevant experience of immigration law will not be considered**

To apply, please send your CV to Rebekka
Role: Immigration Caseworker
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire,

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