Immigration Advisor, Cardinal Hume Centre


Job title: Immigration Advisor

Organisation: Cardinal Hume Centre

Location: Westminster, London

Salary: £38,750 or £42,192 (with Supervising IAAS Senior Caseworker accreditation) plus benefits

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday 24th June 2024 9am

Contact about the role: If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact our HR Advisor, Tara Glazik at

About the role and how to apply:

Job Title: Immigration Advisor
Central London
Hours: 35 hours (full time)

At the Cardinal Hume Centre, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a full life, but we know that homelessness and poverty can wreck that potential. Too often homelessness at a young age is repeated and compounded in later years. Our renewed vision is to increase our focus on young people, children and their families. To value every individual, nurture their potential and help people thrive.

We are looking to recruit an Immigration Advisor to provide tailor-made advice to individual clients and to engage them in the process of making informed choices about their future direction. This is an exciting role in our Immigration Team that will work closely with the team to ensure that the centre is able to provide confidential OISC Level 2 and 3 advice and representation, whilst providing support and training to colleagues working at Level 1. The role is pivotal in providing highly skilled legal advice and representation to vulnerable clients across London at no cost to the individual. This is particularly important at a time where free or low-cost advice is becoming harder to find.
If you have the IAAS senior caseworker accreditation, you will be the key advisor with regards to Legal Aid work, including prioritising Legal Aid cases and ensuring that Legal Aid is used whenever appropriate throughout the team.

Please refer to the job description on our website for further information.

In your cv and cover letter, please outline how you meet the requirements of the role and why you would like to work for us. You must account for any gaps in your employment history.

The Centre is an equal opportunities employer. We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us and help improve the lives of homeless young people, insecurely housed families and their children. We particularly want to encourage people from under-represented groups in the not-for-profit sector to step forward and apply to work with us. We require our staff to recognise the valuable role that volunteers play in the work of the Centre and to welcome and support volunteers with whom they work.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We require job applicants, staff and volunteers to complete a criminal records self-declaration and undertake a DBS check. This role requires an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor visas.

• 24 days’ annual leave (pro rata for part time staff), rising to 26 days (pro rata for part time staff) after one year’s service and 28 days (pro rata for part time staff) after two years’ service
• Pension: the Centre provides a stakeholder pension scheme and will match employee contributions up to a maximum of 6%.
• Life assurance cover (after probation passed)
• Season ticket loan
• Training and development opportunities

How to apply
Send your cv and cover letter to
Closing date for applications: Monday 24th June 2024 9am
Shortlisting date: 24th and 25th June
First interview: 2nd July 2024

If you’ve not heard from us three weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Document Date
Wednesday June 5, 2024