Job Vacancies in the network in April

Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here.

Job vacancies featured below include:

  • JRS UK– Communications Assistant
  • Action Foundation – Support Worker
  • ASSIST Sheffield – Accommodation Coordinator
  • Swindon City of Sanctuary – Hosting Coordinator

Plus see here for opportunities at NACCOM


JRS UK is recruiting for a Communications Assistant

The Communications Assistant is a dynamic and varied role developing written and visual content which: raises awareness of the situation faced by people seeking asylum and experiencing immigration detention in the UK; the work JRS does in response; and the difference our work makes to individuals lives. Through all our communications we seek to engage existing and new supporters of JRS as well as influencing public debate and opinion.

This role would suit a creative individual with outstanding written communications skills who is passionate about supporting refugees and asylum seekers. You will have strong attention to detail, experience in working in communications, excellent organisational skills, and a flexible approach to a demanding work-load. The role involves working alongside refugees and volunteers from varied backgrounds, so high levels of empathy and sensitivity are essential, along with an enthusiasm for working in a small and dedicated team. Much of our communications material directly engages with the faith-basis of our mission so enthusiasm and an aptitude for developing our resources in this area is essential for this role.

Salary: £23-26k pa; plus 10% contributory pension

Duration: 18 month fixed-term contract; potentially renewable

Application Deadline: 23:59 on Sunday 7th April 2019.

More information about the job and how to apply can be found on the JRS UK website.


Action Foundation is recruiting a Support Worker (fixed term to December 2020)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Support Worker for Action Foundation’s supported housing projects. The charity was established in 2005 to assist asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Tyne and Wear – we now have 20 properties supporting up to 73 clients. With new projects starting in 2019 we need to add to the team working to overcome homelessness, isolation, exclusion and poverty.

You will manage a caseload helping your clients access the support they require. You will have a strong working knowledge of the welfare benefits system and experience working with vulnerable adults. It is an exciting time at Action Foundation and your involvement could help shape the service in the future.

Download a full Job Description and application form from http://actionfoundation.org.uk/recruitment/

Application deadline is 9am 23 April 2019 / Interviews will be held Monday 29 April 2019

Completed applications to be sent to: recruitment@actionfoundation.org.uk or posted to; Recruitment (Support Worker), Action Foundation, The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2JQ


ASSIST Sheffield is recruiting an Accommodation Coordinator

  • Responsible to: Accommodation Manager
  • Hours: 21
  • Holidays: 25 days + Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Salary: £11,548 pa (Full Time Equivalent Salary £19,247)
  • Responsible for: Teams of volunteers working to provide ASSIST accommodation (housing, night shelter, hosting)
  • Contract: 12 months (planned extension is subject to funding)
  • Location: ASSIST Sheffield, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield. Some travel to other locations in Sheffield will be required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the small ASSIST staff team that works alongside our 300+ volunteer work force. The postholder will work alongside the accommodation manager to ensure that destitute asylum seekers in Sheffield have got access to safe accommodation, with a particular focus on developing accommodation options that are being offered by volunteer hosts.

You will be a skilled communicator with an excellent ability to develop relationships with individuals and community groups. You have a professional demeanour, are comfortable with taking responsibility and able to instil trust in others. In difficult situations you are able to act with calm and consideration. You are committed to the wellbeing of asylum seekers as well as of volunteers, including volunteer hosts, and able to support them to maintain appropriate boundaries, while maintaining the values of solidarity and respect that underpin ASSIST’s work.  You are also comfortable to work as a member of a team with staff and volunteers, but are also self-motivated and confident to work independently at times.

ASSIST Sheffield is a well-established charity which has supported refused destitute asylum seekers for over 15 years. With a large volunteer workforce and a small staff team this is a dynamic and challenging working environment.

Application Packs are available to download from the ASSIST website. Completed Application Forms should be emailed to: jobs@assistsheffield.org.uk. Please be aware that we will not accept CVs.

Deadline for applications10 am on 25th April 2019

Interview Date – 16th May 2019 (tbc)

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


Swindon City of Sanctuary is recruiting a Hosting Coordinator

We are looking for the right candidate to manage and support the running of our much needed hosting project here in Swindon. This post is part time and for 16 hours a week.

Our ‘Rooms for All’ Hosting Project supports sanctuary seekers and vulnerable migrants who are destitute, about to become destitute or are vulnerably accommodated. We provide all-round support to our guests through a private bedroom in a volunteer host’s home, a bus pass if needed, a designated volunteer support worker and personalised move-on plans.

The post holder will be skilled at building relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders including vulnerable adults, referral agencies and volunteers from hosts who provide a free room to our support workers. You will be able to represent Swindon City of Sanctuary positively and will enjoy working as part of a very small and dynamic team but will need to be a confident decision maker and able to run Room for All on a day to day basis. The post holder will need to be a good administrator: to maintain accurate records and dealing with any concerns in a timely and constructive manner.

Swindon City of Sanctuary is a registered charity which began with a small team of volunteers in 2016. We now employ two part time staff, have a dedicated and passionate board of trustees and run projects which help foster a culture of welcome, inclusion and support for everyone in Swindon, with a focus on those seeking sanctuary.

We are part of the national City of Sanctuary network and also members of NACCOM.

To find out more please read the Job description and Person Specification (download from here) and send us your CV along with your covering letter by the closing date which is 1pm on the 26th April 2019.

Interviews will be held in Swindon on the 2nd May 2019.

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