Head of Immigration

West Yorkshire, England
£35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
29 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Rachel Birkinshaw
Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Full time

An award winning regional firm is looking for an Immigration Solicitor to join its team based in their West Yorkshire office.

This law firm is well-known and highly ranked for immigration work. They really do carry out a wide variety of work.

The role
Ideally our client is looking for an experienced head of department to run a team, however they would also consider someone who could act as an assistant head, with a view to moving into the head of role in due course.
Advising and assisting commercial, higher education and individual clients on a wide range of immigration matters including all tiers of the points based system, entry clearance, settlement, EEA law and asylum and human rights.
These clients include regional universities acting on behalf of international students, a number of local authorities and a number of corporate clients in regards to growing their business with workers from overseas.
They would like to expand and take on legal aid/asylum work therefore candidates that may be able to bring some of this work with them or who have contacts/connections within this line of work would be highly desirable to the firm.
The candidate
The firm is looking for someone who has a few years' experience and have indicated that someone with upwards of 5 years PQE would succeed in this role. Although they are open and will be flexible for the right candidate.
Management experience is essential for this role which will involve training, mentoring and supervising the team.
Candidates will need to have the requisite qualifications/accreditations needed to be able to handle legal aid and asylum work.
They are looking to grow the department so they would be interested in hearing from candidates with a proven track record in business development.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact Rachel Birkinshaw at Sacco Mann. Alternatively, if you would be interested in other available opportunities, please visit our website or contact one of our specialist consultants. If this role is not for you, but you know someone who may be interested then please let them or us know as we offer a reward scheme for all successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.