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We are recruiting a Greek asylum lawyer

Submit until: 29/6/2018 Location: Athens

Position: SN/ASC – RLS Pilot Program Lawyer – Δικηγόρος

Status: Temporary (3-month period July-September 2018)

Starting Date: ASAP

Position within the Organisation: Reports to ASC Legal Team Head and RLS Executive Committee in the UK


  • Legal Counselling and representation to the courts for Refugee Legal Support Athens (RLS) beneficiaries

  • Maintain records of all activities

  • Day to day supervision and oversight of the volunteer lawyers and clinic caseload

  • Allocate and supervising casework tasks undertaken by volunteer UK lawyers

  • Work closely with Program Coordinator and Interpreters in quality assurance of caseload

  • Feeding into volunteer lawyer training delivered in the UK

  • Represent SN and RLS in Greek refugee law networks

  • Evaluation of the pilot program

Required qualifications and skills

  • Legal Studies Degree

  • Lawyer Work Permit with a minimum of 2 years full-time experience in Asylum and Immigration law

  • Experience of having responsibility for own caseload at all stages of the Greek Asylum procedure

  • Good working knowledge and experience of EU relocation schemes (including detailed knowledge of Dublin III Convention)

  • Ability to work independtly and ability to lead RLS casework

  • Excellent level of written and spoken English

  • Cross Cultural Awareness and sensitiveness

  • High professional ethics, including strict confidentiality of clients

  • Computer literate & numerate

  • Well organized and efficient

  • Good interpersonal, teamworking & communications skills

  • Native in Greek


  • Experience of working with volunteers

  • Strategic Litigation experience and/or experience of litigation at ECJ/CrtHR

  • Knowledge of other associated areas of Greek Law e.g. family /criminal / housing detention law

  • Other languages (German, Arabic, Farsi, Pushtu, Urdu)

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to by Friday, 29 June, 2018, mentioning in the email subject “SN Lawyer/ASC – RLS Pilot Program”.

SN is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Recruitment processes reflect SN’s commitment to keeping children safe from harm and abuse. Employment is subject to SN Child protection standards, including background checks and adherence to SN Child Safeguarding Policy.

Due to the urgency of recruitment, SN reserves the right to complete the process even before the deadline for CV submissions.

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