Job vacancies in the network in August-Sept

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


Hope Projects are recruiting an Individual Giving Fundraiser.

Hope Projects provides housing, financial support and legal advice to homeless and destitute asylum seekers in Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country who are challenging flawed refusals of asylum.

We are looking for a part-time fundraiser to help us increase our income from individual donors, so we can make a bigger difference.

We are seeking a motivated self-starter, with a passion for social justice and refugee rights, to help grow our annual donated income from £25K to £50K, over the next 12 months.

This part-time role (15 hours per week to be worked flexibly) will strengthen the support that we give to homeless destitute asylum seekers across the West Midlands.

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £10,185 (Pro rata of £25,463)

Contract: Part-time, 12 month fixed contract, with potential to be extended based on success at achieving income targets

For full details and to apply please click here. The deadline for applications is the 3rd October 2018.


Refugees at Home are recruiting a Senior Manager and Placement Administrator.

Refugees at Home matches destitute refugees and asylum seekers with generous people who have spare rooms. It is as simple and as complicated as that.

Senior Manager role

We are excited to be looking for a senior manager to join our team. This is a wide ranging and varied role, leading the organisation to the next stage of development. This is a brilliant chance for someone special to share the future of a charity working on the frontline and making a real difference to people’e lives.

You will recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers and employees, propose and deliver improvements to our processes, manage complex cases, implement change projects, triage media and campaign queries, support hosts, develop relationships with other organisations, support fundraising and more- while never losing sight of our core purpose, getting people off the streets and into safe, warm beds.

This is a busy role, based from home and involves dealing with emotional and complex situations. We are looking for someone who is both compassionate and firm, committed and resilient, with good judgement and an ability to see solutions and opportunities. You will be flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, brilliant at prioritising and able to bring out the best in your team. Experience of navigating the British asylum system is essential- other than that we are pretty open minded about your background.

Contract– Permanent, full time
Location– Home based
Salary– Subject to negotiation and experience- in the region of £35,000

Placement Administrator

This is a busy role, based from home, and involves dealing with emotional and complex situations. We are looking for someone who is both compassionate and firm, is sensitive, committed and resilient, with good judgement and outstanding attention to detail. Experience of navigating the British asylum support system is an advantage but full training will be given.

Contract– Permanent, full or part time
Location – Home based

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@refugeesathome.org. The closing date for both roles is 3rd Sep 2018.


Nottingham Arimathea Trust is recruiting a Full Time Deputy CEO

Nottingham Arimathea Trust is looking for a committed and hardworking Deputy CEO to join the small staff team of Support Worker, Resettlement Officer, Housing Manager and CEO.

This post includes deputising for the CEO, financial management, volunteer coordination, project delivery, partnership development, communications work and some support work with residents. All staff members have 1 day a week as being the duty person in the office for drop in visits as well as undertaking some administrative tasks.

Salary is £30,000, 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, enabling us to house and support more residents and help to rebuild lives. Find out more about the work of NAT here.

Download the Job Description here or request an application pack by emailing info@nottinghamarimathea.org.uk or call the office on 0115 9249920. If you would like to discuss the role before applying please ask for Caron Boulghassoul.

The deadline for applications is midday on 28th September 2018 and interviews are planned for 8th October.


The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK is recruiting for a new post of Legal Officer.

JRS is an international Catholic organisation, at work in 50 countries with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Our work is founded on principles of Catholic Social Teaching and imbued with an Ignatian charism.  In the UK, JRS’ work is focused on supporting destitute asylum seekers and those who are held in immigration detention.  Our East London office is home to a variety of activities welcoming asylum seekers during the week as well as coordination of our work in detention, and we also run a hosting scheme with religious communities. We place a high value on hospitality and relationship. Our tightly knit team includes paid staff and volunteers of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds, including members of religious orders and refugees.

The Legal Project is an exciting new venture for JRS UK and the Legal Officer will play a key part in shaping the work. The Legal Officer is a full or part-time post on an 18 month contract, potentially renewable subject to funding.  We are looking for an experienced and qualified immigration solicitor, barrister or advisor (accredited at IAAS level 2, Supervisor; or OISC level 3), dedicated to refugee protection and human rights, who is attracted to our mission, values and spirit.  The Legal Officer will supervise a Legal Caseworker, and volunteers where appropriate.

The JRS UK Legal Project will seek to support asylum seekers to gain permission to stay in the UK through the provision of intensive support, research and case preparation, and close working relationships with other immigration law representatives. The project will benefit from the strong relationships that have been built with asylum seekers through the Day Centre, hosting scheme and other projects run by JRS UK. The Legal Project, in keeping with our ethos, will be personal and tailored to offer care to the individual.

As the project is new, the Legal Officer will need to be willing to work collaboratively with others in the team to set up the project, including necessary policies and standards.  Once established, the Legal Project will also support and inform our advocacy and policy work on decision-making processes and refugee protection.

This role would suit an experienced immigration solicitor, barrister or advisor, who is looking to work intensively and thoroughly on cases as part of a team.  They will need a flair for forming relationships in and out of the organisation, establishing trust with those we serve and inspiring confidence in legal aid practitioners externally secure onwards referral of cases. Commitment to JRS’s ethos of offering tailored personal care is essential.

Salary: £31,000 to £36,0000 pa full time equivalent (or pro rata as appropriate), plus 10% contributory pension

Contract: fixed term contract, 18 months, potentially renewable

Closing Date: 5 pm 31 August 2018

Download the Job Description here  or visit the JRS UK website for more details.

To apply for the job, please send a cover letter and CV, addressed to the Director of JRS UK, Sarah Teather, and send it by email to aidan.cantwell@jrs.netThe letter should detail your relevant experience and demonstrate clearly how you meet the person specification listed in the job description. CVs without cover letters will not be considered.

The closing deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 31 August 2018.

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