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


Contract: 2 months fixed term from 14 August 2017 with possibility of extension/ Full-time (40 hours per week)

 Salary: £24,000 per annum FTE pro rata

 Benefits: 25 days holiday pro rata

Location: Camden, Central London

Responsible to: Head of Legal Protection and Medico-Legal Services

The Role

The Referrals Coordinator is the first port of call to the Foundation and responds to the high volume of client referrals we receive. This role includes reviewing referral documents such as asylum interview papers, witness statements and medical records in order to decide whether the referral meets the Foundation’s remit. The role involves communication and liaison work with external organisations, solicitors and internal staff. Knowledge and experience of the UK asylum and detention processes is desirable in order to understand the circumstances of an individual’s asylum claim at the time of referral. Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills, communication and experience of data collection is essential. A calm and creative approach to challenging situations is invaluable in this role. The successful applicant is likely to have previous experience as a paralegal, caseworker, immigration adviser or foreign qualified lawyer, working with refugees and asylum seekers. Recent LLB/LLM, GDL, BVC and LPC graduates will also be considered.

Full job description here. 

To Apply

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 27th July 2017 at 12pm. Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 31st July 2017. Only successful candidates will be notified.




Contract: Permanent/Full-time (40 hours per week)

Salary: £40,000 – 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 Role

The Helen Bamber Foundation is seeking an experienced lawyer to give direction to the Legal Protection and Medico-Legal Services of the Foundation, as well as manage the Legal Protection team, currently comprising five staff plus volunteers, 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

Full job description here

To Apply

This recruitment exercise is being managed for Helen Bamber Foundation by Law Absolute.  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 Lydia Ryan at by 28 July 2017. Interviews will take place in the afternoon on 2 and 3 August 2017.




Working hours: Full time (40 hours per week)

Location: Helen Bamber Foundation office, Camden, London

Salary: £21,000 per annum

Duration: Permanent (Short term contracts may be considered)

Benefits: 25 days holiday plus 3% matched pension contribution

The Role

We are currently seeking a full time Receptionist.  You will be at the heart of an exciting team and an important representative of the charity as the first point of contact to our clients and visitors.  You will be a self-motivating team player, organised, efficient and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience working in a clinical or legal setting is a plus in addition to experience of reception or administration work. This role could suit a graduate, or an individual with relevant experience in another sector, seeking experience in a human rights charity.

Full job description here.

To apply

Please send in one document, your C.V. and a letter outlining how your skills, experience and interest is relevant to the post and personal specification to by noon on August 1st 2017. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th August 2017.

Please note that successful candidates will be offered the role subject to a DBS Certificate and suitable references.  No contact from agencies please.



Contract: Permanent/Full-time (40 hours per week)

Salary: £50,000

 Benefits: 25 days holiday plus 3% matched pension contribution

Location: Camden, Central London (confirmed until 2018)

Responsible to: Board of Trustees and fellow Directors


The Role

The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is seeking an experienced senior executive to be part of the three person Executive Committee who have the shared responsibility to shape the vision and strategic direction of HBF. The Managing Director will be directly responsible for the management of HBF’s operations, finance, fundraising and marketing functions.  Working alongside the current Managing Executive (Medical Director and Executive Director), the Managing Director will develop the Foundation’s long term strategy, budget and business plan to ensure that it adheres to its core ethos and complies with all relevant laws and regulations.  The Managing Director and Managing Executive will work together to realise the strategy and ensure the relevant accountability to its stakeholders including our trustees; funders; clients; volunteers; and staff.

The successful candidate will have proven expertise in developing strategy, planning and driving departments forward to ensure delivery of objectives.  Equally important is the ability to inspire HBF staff and volunteers and work alongside other members of the senior team to ensure that the Foundation is positively managed, engaged and motivated to deliver against client and HBF requirements.

HBF has a triumvirate senior leadership structure comprising of a Managing Director, Medical Director and Executive Director.  The three Directors, together termed the Managing Executive (ME) are accountable to each other and the Board.

Full job description here.

Process and timetable

Perrett Laver has been asked by the Board of Trustees at the Helen Bamber Foundation to conduct an executive search process. To apply, please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter of application addressing the person specification here, quoting reference number 3120.

Candidates are asked to provide suitable daytime and evening contact numbers and email addresses.

The closing date for applications is 9am BST on Friday, 14th July.

Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with the public advertisement of the role.  Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver mid-July and the Selection Panel will subsequently meet to decide upon a final shortlist for the post at the beginning of August. The subsequent formal interviews will take place on 22nd August, 2017, with the morning of 23rd August held for second round interviews is necessary.