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Thanks to SVCO for forwarding details of the below:

Brushstrokes is looking for an Immigration Adviser

Brushstrokes is an award winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas. Working with Sandwell Council, Sandwell Citizens Advice and Sandwell Advice Providers Network, this post will enable the charity to increase access to free immigration advice in this area.

Brushstrokes is seeking to appoint an experienced Immigration Adviser to deliver immigration advice to OISC standards and casework support service to individuals whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care. Delivering advice at the centre and outreach locations, you will also support other advisers delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.

Hours worked per week: 37 Hours per week preferred but part time hours considered
Salary: SCP 26-28 £24,034.00 – £25,628.00 per annum.
Term: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract with potential to extend

Successful candidates will be either a qualified solicitor or have OISC level 2, have knowledge of current asylum and immigration law and entitlements to welfare benefits, housing, health and social care. You will understand the issues faced by recent migrants and be able to work with individuals from differing social and cultural backgrounds.

You should be familiar with casework management systems and OISC audit requirements. You should also have experience of supervising paid or volunteer advisers. It is important that you are committed to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’. An Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be requested by FHS if appointed.

For a discussion about the role and hours of work, please call Dave Newall direct on 0121 565 2234.

Visit for an application form or e-mail quoting post reference number P1282.

The closing date for applications is 27th January 2019.  Interviews will be held on 4th February 2019.


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Edwin :-)

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis