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Would you like to work as a Caseworker for Medical Justice assisting people in immigration detention?
We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience – see the Application Pack for details.
Come and work with Medical Justice, a small and dynamic team that builds on casework to produce research that is used to challenge systemic failures in healthcare provision in immigration detention. We expose medical mistreatment in detention and strive for lasting change for all detained people through policy work, strategic litigation, media coverage and parliamentary action.
“Joining Medical Justice as a Caseworker has been a great experience right from the beginning. The team at Medical Justice are very supportive, knowledgeable, and passionate about the work that they do, it has been a great environment to work in. I found the role to be very rewarding; you get to make a real difference in the lives of those that are vulnerable during some of the most difficult times they are experiencing.
The support I received from the Experts by Experience Employment Initiative was really helpful in applying to and joining this role. They offer support from the beginning stages of applying to support once you join the role e.g., CV/cover letter advice, interview preparation, and onboarding support. I found the advice to be thorough and detailed, the mentor I had was very communicative and supported me throughout the different stages of the application.”
Lujain, Medical Justice caseworker
Job Purpose: Ensure Medical Justice assists as many people in detention as it can and as well as it can, to access adequate healthcare and obtain high-quality independent medical evidence to progress their legal case.
Salary: Depending on experience – £27,395 (Trainee Caseworker) to £30,197 (Caseworker) with an annual increase of £500 for 5 years and cost of living increases (when relevant) three times a year.
Trainee position: This is not linked to a formal training programme. It will normally be expected that the Caseworker Trainee will progress to Caseworker after 2 years – the salary and level of responsibility will increase, whilst the level of supervision will decrease.
Reports to: Casework Manager
Working hours: Full-time
Based: Medical Justice office with some flexibility for working from home after an initial period
Length of contract: 2 years, with renewal if funding available
Terms: 28 days annual leave per annum plus statutory bank holidays
Timeline: The closing date for applications is Wednesday 26th July 2023. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1st and Friday 11th August 2023 at the Medical Justice office and will include a written and verbal exercise. The ideal timeframe for starting the job is as soon as possible
We look forward to receiving your application !