Immigration Advisor (OISC Level 2 or above), CHARIS


Job title: Immigration Advisor (OISC Level 2 or above)

Organisation: CHARIS

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Salary: £32,000 – £35,000 depending on experience (FTE)

Hours: Part time, 15 – 30 hours per week, remote or hybrid working considered

Deadline for receipt of applications: 16th February 2024

Contact about the role: Gordon East c/o

About the role and how to apply:

Our Organisation:

Founded in 2016, CHARIS resettles and provides integration support to refugees and asylum seekers. Through our six Welcome Centres across Somerset we provide wrap around support such as English classes, drop-in services, interpretation, social activities, a safe space, benefits support, employment hubs, mental health advice and other support. Over the past six months our centres have worked with over 2200 displaced people, including over 350 asylum seekers. We pride ourselves on our values, and work with a mixed team of staff and volunteers.

In response to increasing demand we are adding immigration advice to our service offering and are seeking an experienced immigration advisor, at OISC Level 2 or above, to join our team to offer individual casework for clients, and provide advice and guidance to the wider CHARIS team. CHARIS is currently working towards registration as an organisation with OISC.

The Role:

The immigration advisor role will be responsible for the delivery of immigration advice and to manage a caseload of referrals from our Welcome Centres. The role will work alongside our experienced resettlement scheme and provide guidance and advice to staff and volunteers on immigration matters. The role will also set up the necessary procedures, quality assurance checks, contacts and client management processes applicable to the provision of immigration advice within CHARIS.

The applicant should be accredited to OISC Level 2 or above, have experience of providing regulated immigration advice and be knowledgeable of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. They should also be strongly aligned with our values and mission.

Anticipated start date for the role is May 2024.

The Benefits:

  • Salary of £32,000 – £35,000 depending on experience (FTE)
  • Part time, 15 – 30 hours per week, remote or hybrid working considered
  • Pension and 20 days annual leave (pro rata) excluding bank holidays
  • Regular clinical supervision available
  • Being part of a committed and inclusive team

Link for Job Description and Website:

Apply by sending CV and covering letter to

Document Date
Thursday January 25, 2024