Job vacancies across the network in February and March

Several NACCOM members are recruiting at the moment, please see below for details and contact the organisations directly for further information.


Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) has supported refugees and asylum seekers in Reading for over 23 years and now works across Berkshire. We have four exciting new job opportunities at RRSG.

We are currently seeking:

Operations Manager  (Full time)- Salary £24,174

2 x Syrian resettlement support workers – (20 hrs per week to work with the Syrian families we are supervising under the Syrian Vulnerable People Resettlement Scheme)- Salary £20,661 pro rata

Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator (30 hrs per week)- Salary £18, 070 pro rata.

Closing date for all vacancies is 16th March.

For full details and the application pack please go to: http://www.rrsg.org.uk/jobs-volunteering


Open Door North East (Middlesbrough) and Action Foundation (Newcastle) are recruiting for a Resident Support Trainer.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to join our teams that provide supported accommodation to refugees and asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds.

We have a vacancy for a Resident Support Trainer to work with staff teams at Action Foundation and Open Door North East. This role will involve working across both locations.

The successful candidate will develop and implement a range of training programmes supporting clients to overcome practical, cultural and other barriers enabling them to successfully manage their tenancy, increase their independence and move-on from our service to longer-term accommodation.

The role includes developing, delivering and managing a training programme to meet the needs of the clients; recruiting volunteers and other professionals to support with training delivery; liaising with Support Workers to best understand the barriers our clients face as well as working with senior colleagues to develop, monitor and evaluate the project.

If you are an excellent team player, equally able to work alone, with experience of providing support to vulnerable people and have an appetite for making a big difference to the lives of our clients we would love to hear from you!

Application deadline: Monday 26th March, 9:00am

A full Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded from our website.

For further information on both charities go to www.actionfoundation.org.uk & www.opendoornortheast.com


Voices in Exile is a small, vibrant, Brighton-based charity working with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds in Sussex and Surrey. We offer both practical and legal support including generalist advice and specialist immigration casework for those who would otherwise be unable to access justice. As part of our holistic approach we also advocate for, accompany and enable people to access services, build community, and develop their own potential through a programme of learning and creative activities. We have just moved to spacious new premises in Kemptown, Brighton, and the post holder will form a key part of a small new team working with a new director to develop Voices’ services and activities over the next year.

We are recruiting for the following post:

Advice & outreach worker

  • £23, 398 (NJC pt. 26) pro rata – part-time (3 days)
  • 12-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension (subject to funding)
  • 24 days’ annual leave (pro rata)

The post holder will provide one-to-one generalist advice, casework and practical support to migrant and refugee clients in Sussex and Surrey in the areas of immigration, housing & homelessness, welfare benefits, asylum support, and family and community care law, working both from our premises in Brighton and in outreach settings in Sussex and Surrey.

Please see job description & person specification here.

To apply, complete the application form and return to: pa@voicesinexile.org

Application deadline: Monday 26th March at 9am.

Interviews to take place: Thursday 5th April


Nottingham Arimathea Trust is looking for a committed and hardworking Resettlement Officer to join the staff team for a new post funded until end of March 2019 by Nottingham Together (part of Nottingham City Council).

This post will lead the resettlement/move-on of residents living in properties managed by the Trust. To share learning from the position with other stakeholders, staff, students and volunteers engaged in supporting Nottingham Arimathea Trust. We are seeking to use this to increase the through put of residents allowing us to offer our supported housing to new refugees who have recently gained status and also to widen our scope to provide emergency housing for victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Salary is £26,000, based on a working week of 37 hours with 30 days annual leave and a 5% pension contribution.

This is a unique opportunity to develop our work on resettlement by forging new relationships and partnerships with housing providers across the area. There will also be opportunities to share the learning gained from this work across the city with other providers and nationally through the NACCOM network (housing providers working with destitute asylum seekers and refugees nationally).

Please request an application pack by emailing info@nottinghamarimathea.org.uk or call the office on 01159249920. If you would like to discuss the role before applying please ask for Caron Boulghassoul.

Deadlines for application are Wednesday 4th April at 12noon and interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 11th April.


ASSIST Sheffield is recruiting for a Finance and Admin Officer.

Responsible to: Resource Manager
Hours: 14 hours
Salary: £18,500 pa (salary stated is for full time equivalent, this rate would be pro-rata’d for 14hours/35 )
Line Managed by: Resource Manager
Responsible for: Finance team volunteers
Location: ASSIST Sheffield

This is an exciting opportunity to use your finance and administration skills to make a real difference to a vibrant local charity which supports destitute asylum seekers.

As Finance and Admin Officer, you’ll ensure the smooth and accountable running of ASSIST’s financial functions, and use your experience and knowledge to support this crucial function within the organisation.

You’ll be committed to ensuring the organisation’s financial systems and processes are robust, and you’ll take pride in ensuring that the ASSIST Leadership Team and Trustees are equipped with accurate and current financial reports so they can make sound decisions to ensure the prosperity and effectiveness of the charity.

You’ll be confident working independently, but equally able to work as a team, and to effectively support volunteers who are developing their skills.

You’ll be a clear communicator with an eye for detail and quality. You’ll have great organisational skills and be highly confident using ICT to make administrative and communications tasks easier.

You’ll be motivated by ASSIST’s aims of supporting asylum seekers, and ready to bring your energy and enthusiasm to supporting If this sounds like the role for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

An application pack can be found on our website.

Completed applications should be emailed to: jobs@assistsheffield.org.uk
CVs and postal applications will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications – 12pm on Friday 2nd March 2018
Interview Date – TBC

ASSIST is committed to equal opportunities policies and practices and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Sanctuary Hosting is recruiting a part-time Temporary Service Manager. The charity matches homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants to people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community, who are prepared to have someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time.

Salary:  £24,000 – £26,000 (pro rata)
Location: Various locations in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
Hours: The post is 2.5 days per week.
Fixed term contract: 1 year (to provide maternity cover for the existing post-holder).

This Service Manager role is an exciting opportunity to oversee the development and management of this successful and innovative service across the Thames Valley area. In this role you will have responsibility for ensuring the service is safe and effective, working closely with the Sanctuary Hosting Management Committee. You will manage a Service Coordinator (currently part time) and have overall responsibility for recruiting, training, supporting and supervising all of Sanctuary Hosting’s volunteers and any other appointed staff. You will also have lead responsibility for assessing and responding to guest referrals and coordinating, facilitating and supporting hosting placements. You will proactively promote the service through attending relevant forums, meetings and events and giving presentations about its work. You will also have responsibility for ensuring the service meets the funding requirements of the various grant giving bodies that support it.

To be successfully appointed to this role you will need experience of developing and delivering high quality, confidential, user-centred services for vulnerable people. You will also need to have working knowledge of provisions relating vulnerable people, in particular refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. You will need to have experience of supervising volunteers and, ideally, staff. You will also need strong partnership working, fundraising, communication, organisational and IT skills.

A current driving licence valid for use in the UK, access to your own vehicle and ability to travel across the Thames Valley area as needed, is an essential requirement. You will also need to be able to work flexibly, including undertaking out of hours and weekend work as required.

Benefits: 33 days holidays pro rata (inc. bank holidays)

If you would like to apply then please read the documents at http://sanctuaryhosting.org/get-involved and send the Application Form  to: wyon.stansfeld@sanctuaryhosting.org.

We expect to receive all applications by email and will conduct all correspondence by email unless you request otherwise.

If you experience difficulties downloading the appropriate documentation, call Wyon Stansfeld (01865 762200). We regret we are not able to accept CVs.

Closing date: 9am Monday 5th March. Interviews will probably take place week beginning 19th March.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. As part of its Recruitment and Selection Procedures Sanctuary Hosting conducts enhanced DBS checks of all staff and volunteers.

This post is supported by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

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