Job vacancies at Safe Passage - the child refugees charity


Every year thousands of unaccompanied child refugees arrive in Europe in search of safety. They find themselves stuck in squalid camps or sleeping rough on city streets unaware of their legal right to travel safely through Europe.

Safe Passage was founded in late 2015 in response to what became known as Europe's modern 'refugee crisis'. In the past four years they have grown from a small UK project to an international organisation supporting refugees to access safe routes to asylum across Europe.

Lawyer

Safe Passage is recruiting a Lawyer. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, and motivated individual to join our UK Legal programme within Safe Passage International (“SPI").

• £28,000 - 34,000 per annum (depending on experience)
• Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hrs per week) OR part-time 80% FTE
• Member of the UK Legal and Arrivals Team
• London office (currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions)
• Reporting to Head of UK Legal and Arrivals
• Line Management Responsibilities: N/A

You will be joining Safe Passage at a particularly exciting time, contributing to the development of the UK legal team’s new strategic work that ensures SPI defends the rights of asylum-seeking children and vulnerable adults in Europe with family links in the UK, in the aftermath of Brexit and the UK’s revocation of the Dublin Regulations.

You will join a friendly and supportive UK Legal and Arrivals team, which works closely with the SPI Campaigns team at the heart of Safe Passage’s ground-breaking work to open and strengthen safe routes for those seeking sanctuary.

You will run a caseload of complex family reunion entry clearance applications, working closely with colleagues in SPI Greece and France as well as professionals from external organisations across Europe. You will also deliver advice to families and other legal practitioners across Europe and contribute to preparing and delivering trainings.

You will be passionate about delivering legal casework reuniting asylum seeking children with their families in the UK within a small, dynamic, international and multi-disciplinary organisation.

We value equality and diversity in our organisation, and strive to build a workforce reflective of the communities we work in. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability. People with refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds are experts by experience and are particularly encouraged to apply.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email jennine@safepassage.org.uk

How do I apply?

Apply by sending your CV and a cover letter that addresses each point of the Skills and Abilities section of the Person Specification. Please also tells us why you would enjoy this role and working for Safe Passage.

We will be assessing applications based on how well you address each of the Skills and Abilities required. If you would prefer to lay out your cover letter in sections addressing each requirement via bullet points please do.

Send your application to recruitment@safepassage.org.uk with the Email Subject Line: First name, Surname, Lawyer Application. Attachments should be titled First name, Surname, Cover Letter or CV.

Closing date: Sunday 18th July at 11.59 pm.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

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Director of Operations and Finance

£48,000 - £53,000 gross per annum, depending on experience

The Director of Operations and Finance will play an integral role within the senior management team at Safe Passage International. This is a unique opportunity to join a young and ground-breaking international organisation in a role that will require both a strategic and a hands-on approach.

Working closely with the Chief Executive and leading a committed and talented team, you will take strategic responsibility for all aspects of the finance and operations' functions of the Safe Passage International “Group” of charitable organisations registered in the UK, France, and Greece, whilst actively contributing to the development of the organisation's ambitious 3-year strategy.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a strategic thinker with finance, HR, and organisational management experience. Critically, you will be a confident self-starter with a flexible approach to achieve results in a fast-changing external environment.

Values-driven and people-focused you will have a passionate commitment to support the sustainable growth of the organisation and have a genuine interest in Safe Passage International's mission and strategic goals.

Safe Passage International values equality and diversity and strive to build a workforce reflective of the communities they work in. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability. People with refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds are experts by experience and are particularly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please click here.

The closing date for applications: 6 August

Preliminary interview with Prospectus: 17th August - 23rd August

Interviews with Safe Passage: W/C 30 August

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

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