Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

Would you like to work as a Caseworker for Medical Justice assisting immigration detainees ?

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 detainees through policy work, strategic litigation, media coverage and parliamentary action.

We need a Caseworker to cover for maternity leave within the Casework team.

“It has been inspiring working with such amazing people both inside and outside of detention. The role gives so much scope for building meaningful relationships with those we work with and I always felt that casework was being fed into wider strategies to end the injustice of detention. “
– Sam, the caseworker who last provided maternity cover (his contract was subsequently made permanent and he later moved on to do a law conversion course).


Job Purpose
: Ensure Medical Justice assists as many detainees 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 : £24,494 pro-rata with an annual increase of £500 for 5 years and pension contribution

Reports to : The Casework Manager / the Acting Casework Manager

Working hours : Full-time

Where based : In the Medical Justice office, near Finsbury Park, London. The post holder will be expected to attend external and out of hours events occasionally.

Length of contract : 9 months (contract may be extended if new funding becomes available).

Terms : 24 days per annum holiday, plus statutory bank holidays and 4 additional days’ holiday associated with bank holidays which may be decided on by your manager (usually associated with the office closure during Christmas and New Year). Other conditions as statutory requirements.

Timeline : Application deadline – Wednesday 11th December 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 17th December 2019.  Ideal start date – mid January 2020.

To apply : Read the Job Description add link, complete the application form add link, and email your competed Application Form and your CV to t.schleicher@medicaljustice.org.uk