Manuel Bravo Project

Legal assistance for people seeking asylum

Vacancy: Part-Time Finance OfficerHours: 12 per week (days are flexible)Manuel Bravo Project provides free legal advice for people seeking asylum in Leeds. The Project employs OISC level 3 Case Workers and benefits from a large team of volunteers including barristers, solicitors, law students and other individuals giving their time to assist people who are unable to find adequate legal support. The Project is regulated by The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). We are currently seeking an experienced Finance Officer to assist with the day to day financial operation of the Project. Reporting to the Project Manager, tasks for the role will include the use of QuickBooks to maintain accurate financial records, processing of payments and preparation of financial reports. Closing Date for Applications: 6pm on Friday 13th July 2018 Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 16th July 2018 For full job description, person specification and application form, download the pack using the following link: email a request for the application pack to:

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The Project

Manuel Bravo Project offers free legal advice to asylum seekers who wish to appeal against a negative first decision or submit a fresh claim for asylum and who cannot obtain Legal Aid. We do this by:

Asylum Info

  1. Every person fleeing persecution and violence has a right to lodge a claim of asylum.
  2. According to 2015 Home Office statistics, 61% of initial asylum claims are refused.
  3. According to 2015 Home Office statistics, about one third of asylum refusals that go to appeal are overturned.
  4. Legal Aid is only granted for appeals judged to have a 50% chance of success and demand far exceeds capacity. We deal with those cases below that threshold.


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