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The Helen Bamber Foundation is always looking for dedicated individuals to join our team.

Head of Legal Protection & Medico-Legal Services

Contact: Permanent/Full-time (40 hours per week)
Salary: £40 – 45,000 (depending on experience and inclusive of London weighting)
Benefits: 25 days holiday plus 3% matched pension contribution
Location: Camden, Central London
Responsible to: TJ Birdi – Executive Director

The Helen Bamber Foundation is seeking an experienced legal expert to give direction to the Legal Protection and Medico-Legal Services of the Foundation, as well as manage a team of staff and volunteers. This role involves responsibility for advancing protection concerns for HBF’s clients in the contexts of asylum, trafficking/slavery, housing & welfare law, legislation and policy. It requires working closely with clients and members of a multidisciplinary team that includes clinicians and housing and welfare co-ordinators as well as legal experts. The provision of medical legal reports (MLRs) is a key component of the MoIC. Working closely with the clinical team, the post-holder will have overall responsibility for ensuring that MLRs are completed by the department to the highest standards, and in accordance with the Istanbul Protocol, the expectations of HM Courts and Tribunals Service, Criminal and Civil Procedure Rules and all other obligations. The post-holder will also provide oversight of all financial procedures associated with the MLR service.

The successful candidate will have proven communication skills (both written and spoken), and be able to present HBF’s work to different audiences and disseminate its expertise in the field and beyond. Responsibilities will also include developing training that merges clinical and legal protection concerns, in line with the ethos of the Foundation and the principles of the MoIC.

The post-holder will contribute to HBF’s policy and fundraising work and collaborate with multidisciplinary colleagues to develop and deliver its policy and advocacy work. As a member of the senior team, the post-holder will also contribute to the overall strategic direction of the Foundation and ensure that HBF’s expertise and reputation continues to grow.

Job description here. 

Application Process
Please send in one document your CV and Cover Letter outlining how your skills, experience and interests are relevant to the role, duties & responsibilities, and person specification to by Thursday 13th April at 12pm. First interviews will take place on Wednesday 19th April 2017. Second interviews Wednesday 26th April 2017.

Only successful candidates will be notified. Please note that appointment to the position will be subject to a DBS check and suitable references. No contact from agencies please.