Childrens Advisor Regional Maternity Cover (Post CO224) - Refugee Council

Childrens Advisor Regional Maternity Cover (Post CO224)

The Organisation

Founded in 1951, the Refugee Council exists to support people who come to the UK in need of safety and speak out for compassion, fairness and kindness. We achieve this by providing expert advice and casework, building the capacity of refugee community organisations, and working with allies across society to change government policy.

Our vision for refugees to be welcome to live safe and fulfilling lives contributing to the UK has never been more urgent and needed. Today 27 million refugees and 84 million displaced people around the world need of safety, dignity and welcome. We are determined to secure public and government support for safe routes for all people seeking safety, and a fair, effective and compassionate refugee protection system.

Now is an excellent time to join the Refugee Council. We recently launched our new strategy – you can read it here. It sets an ambitious new direction which will see us defend refugee protection in the UK against the Government’s corrosive plans with refugees and like-minded allies, united in our desire to create a just, fair and humane refugee protection system. It will also see us delivering direct services that improve people’s refugee protection journey through targeted advice and casework, and strengthening and connecting Refugee Community Organisations with other service providers and advocates.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The postholder will work as part of a team providing advice and support to unaccompanied children and professionals in their area. They will provide an important and professional service, giving accurate, tailored and high-quality advice. Advice will be provided in an accessible manner, usually with the assistance of interpreters.

The focus of the advice and support is the asylum process, help getting a solicitor, rights and responsibilities as a looked after child, and other matters affecting the safety and wellbeing of the child.  The postholder will have a clear understanding of the experiences and needs of unaccompanied children, and an ability to source appropriate and available services to connect clients with.

The postholder will be responsible for:

  • Working in the best interests of the child.
  • Ensuring all safeguarding issues are reported on time to all relevant agencies in line with policies and procedures. Accurately recording all concerns using the appropriate internal recording mechanisms.
  • Providing quality advice to children and young people on immigration and asylum to OISC Level 1.

For more information on the role, please view the JD here.

To apply, please complete the application form found here and email it to

  • Closing:
    March 22, 2024
  • Location:
    East Midlands and East England
  • Salary:
    Grade 5: £30,296 - £33,945
  • Contract type:
    Fixed Term, Full Time (35 hrs)