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We are recruiting for two posts:

  • a Caseworker for Migrant Families & Young People
  • an Immigration Adviser

Haringey Migrant Support Centre (HMSC) is a vibrant community support service, set up in October 2012 to identify and improve the legal position and personal well-being of migrants – irrespective of their status – living in or near the London Borough of Haringey. We have a particular focus on those migrants who are unable to access advice or support elsewhere, making our service absolutely essential to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

We provide a weekly triaging service, followed by appointments, offering free, high quality advice on immigration, housing, community care and welfare issues, along with a follow up casework service, as well as giving social and practical support. We have a proactive, enthusiastic and talented volunteer support base, who – led by our skilful and dedicated staff – enable us to carry out a high quality and effective service on a shoestring budget.

Every year, we support many hundreds of migrants. We help them to receive the support and advice they need, and to access the services to which they are entitled. The work we do has a transformative effect on the lives of adults, children and families.

In our first 6 years we have helped thousands of migrants receive the support and advice they need, and to access the services to which they are entitled.

HMSC is recruiting an Immigration Adviser

The Immigration Adviser is part of the core staff at HMSC and will work alongside the Destitution Coordinator, the Centre Manager, the Caseworker and a small team of Legal Support Volunteers.  The post holder will oversee and coordinate the delivery of high quality immigration advice and assistance to HMSC visitors, where it falls outside of remit of other projects running in parallel.

Please see our Application Pack for details of the job and the application process. The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd March 2020, 5pm.

HMSC is recruiting a Caseworker for Migrant Families and Young People

This two day a week role will assist vulnerable migrant families and young people (under 30) with problems around housing and destitution arising from their immigration status, to access the advice and support needed to improve their situation, providing immediate short-term practical support as well as longer-term casework to help resolve the underlying causes of destitution and build resilience to cope with future crises.

This post is part of the ‘Moving Out of Hardship’ project (funded by the National Lottery Community Fund), which is a joint project between Hackney Migrant Centre, Haringey Migrant Support Centre and Coram Children’s Legal Centre. The post holder will work alongside an Immigration Advisor employed by CCLC who provide weekly outreach advice consultations and follow-up support to vulnerable clients. The Caseworker will guide clients on addressing immediate difficulties around housing and destitution.

You could make a real difference to our charity and the migrants we support. As a small charity, your actions in support of the centre will make a significant and direct impact on the lives of migrants and their families.

In order to apply, please send the following to

– a completed Application form;

– the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, which will be separated from the application and not considered as part of the selection process.

Please read our Application pack for more information.

Closes: Tuesday 31st March 2020, 5pm

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, and are requested to declare any unspent convictions within their application. A person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. It is however important that applicants understand that failure to disclose all unspent convictions could result in disciplinary proceedings or dismissal.

We encourage applications from people with migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Volunteer for us!

HMSC is always interested in hearing from people who would like to assist at the Monday triage.  We have a number of different roles available.  Please register your interest by emailing

Qualified immigration advisers

We are always looking for more qualified immigration advisers (Level 2 IAAS or equivalent) to help us with pro bono work at the Monday triage session. References will be requested. For more information please email

Clothes and equipment

Please contact us if you wish to donate clothing or equipment as our storage is limited. Thank you for your understanding.

HMSC is registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (ref: N201500478)