Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

Medical Justice vacancy : Caseworker / Trainee Caseworker

Monday, September 20th, 2021

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.

 

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, a former Medical Justice caseworker

 

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: Depending on experience – £24,837 (Trainee Caseworker) to £27,378 (Caseworker) with an annual increase of £500 for 5 years.

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: Application deadline – Thursday 21st October 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th and Friday 29th October 2021.  Ideal start date – as soon as possible.

To apply: Please read the Job Description and complete the application form. Email your competed application form and your CV to Anthony at a.omar@medicaljustice.org.uk