Will you join our award-winning and thriving team?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and committed lawyer to take on a new senior role within PLP and develop their excellent public law expertise. This role is a new post funded by Justice Collaborations to enable PLP to act as a strategic partner to the Justice Together Initiative. You will work closely with the Initiative and its grant partners to support and enhance influencing opportunities arising in the course of their work.

The goals of the Justice Together initiative include a fair, timely and accessible immigration system and a more accessible, sustainable, collaborative and co-ordinated sector to strengthen and increase access to immigration advice and legal provision.

We particularly encourage applications from people with lived experience of systemic unfairness and social disadvantage. People with lived experience of going through the UK immigration system and from racialised and minoritised communities are underrepresented in our organisation, so we are actively seeking candidates from these groups.

PLP has long experience of using public law to secure access to justice for those subject to immigration control. It remains deeply concerned by the lack of access to public law for those subject to immigration controls, and access to justice issues more generally for migrants. Most recently the New Plan for Immigration and the Nationality and Borders Bill, make numerous proposals which will impact negatively on access to justice for our beneficiaries. PLP’s work in this area aims to mitigate the impact of those reforms and to promote a fair and humane immigration system, and this role is crucial to that work.

You will need to work collaboratively across our organisation to develop interesting and creative litigation aiming to deal with some of the most complex public law issues of our times. PLP is a stretching but very rewarding place to work, where we prioritise teamwork, integrity, equality and expertise.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with the hiring manager, please contact hr@publiclawproject.org.uk in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: midnight on 22 November 2021


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PLP is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We value diversity and have a diverse team particularly among women and the LGBT+ community. We are currently taking action to further improve the number of Black and Asian people at PLP to better reflect the demographics of London and our beneficiaries.

As part of our commitment to recruit fairly we use anonymised-selection processes until interview, offer additional interview opportunities to the highest-scoring candidates from under-represented communities and use ‘tie-breaker’ provisions at all stages of our selection process.