Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Ongoing role
J97640
At a glance

Skills

  • Legal

Where

London, SE15 2AL
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week or 7-15 hours / week
Initially 12 months, with the possibility of extension upon review.

Deadline

31 Jul 2024

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The ROMILDAMOR Foundation works to provide survivors of Human Trafficking & Gender Based Violence with access to Legal & Holistic Support to help them re-integrate into society with access to meaningful education.

What will you be doing?

  • Legal Assistants will support the Romildamor Foundation remotely in sourcing and advancing legal representatives for survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence.
  • They will also assist in progressing their cases in the areas of immigration, asylum, housing, civil, and public law.¬†
  • Legal Assistants will meet with designated supervisory lawyers on a weekly basis to share updates on their cases they will support the handling of any legal administrative tasks they will be required to collect and organise evidence and other key/relevant documentation for legal review and analysis.

What are we looking for?

  • An individual who can show a deep interest and commitment in the advancement of human rights for survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence.
  • Legal experience.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to work using a trauma-informed approach.
  • Respect for confidentiality of our organisation and service users.
  • Ability to develop good legal drafting and administrative skills.
  • Available to attend weekly 1-hour meetings on Wednesdays at 6pm.
  • A commitment of minimum 7 hours per week

What difference will you make?

The ROMILDAMOR Foundation works to enable survivors of Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence to have access to Legal Support & the holistic needs necessary to help them re-integrate safely back into society. With our current climate, it has been difficult for survivors to access free legal representation as most law firms are overwhelmed with the number of refugees seeking asylum in the UK. By working in this role, you will enable survivors to gain access to representation, help them claim asylum and obtain the Humanitarian Protection that they need and deserve.

Before you apply

Please apply by sending your CV and Cover Letter

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Human rights
  • Mental health
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

    The mission of the ROMILDAMOR Foundation is to turn exploited survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence into empowered women with access to meaningful employment.

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