Job vacancies in the network in June

Please see below for details of relevant job opportunities this month.


St. Augustine’s Centre in Halifax has been working with diverse communities for 50 years providing support, sanctuary, community and information.

We are looking for a Finance & Office Manager who will have responsibility for providing financial and administrative support to the Centre Leader, and working with staff and volunteers to facilitate the smooth running of the Centre on a day to day basis. You will also have the opportunity to get to know the members of our community through your work. We are a very friendly and hard-working team who really want to make a difference for everyone who comes to St. Augustine’s Centre.

We are looking for someone with relevant financial and administrative experience, with a good working knowledge of QuickBooks, Sage Payroll and Microsoft Office including a high standard of competence in Word and Excel. You are able to work under your own initiative, are well-organised, have excellent time management skills, and demonstrate attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, communications and telephone skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a small team following established procedures, policies and systems. You will have an interest in the issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and EU migrants.  The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service check.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 6th July 2018 and interviews will be held on Thursday 12th July 2018.

You can find all the information including Job Description, Person specification and application form here. For more details please telephone 01422 352492, email info@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk or write to Vicky Ledwidge, St Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG.


South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice (SYRLJ) is recruiting a Legal Officer and Administrative Assistant.

SYRLJ is based in The Sanctuary, Sheffield, a vibrant new centre for refugees, asylum seekers, and refugee support organisations. To date SYRLJ’s legal work has been led by qualified volunteers. We take a thorough and investigative approach to try to find routes to a secure status for refused asylum seekers, and work in small volunteer teams, including law students from the University of Sheffield.

We are entering an exciting new phase, as we have secured funding to employ a qualified Legal Officer to lead in delivering and developing our legal work. The funding comes through agreements with two of our existing close partners, the British Red Cross and ASSIST Sheffield, this post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

The Legal Officer will play a key role in our small and dedicated team, and will supervise law students and other volunteers in research and casework, as well as giving direct advice and representation.

Job description and person specification for the Legal Officer can be found here.

The Administrative Assistant will play a key role in both establishing and maintaining good practice in our busy office, which is shared with other refugee support organisations. This is a lively and stimulating working environment, with opportunities to engage with The Sanctuary as a whole.

Job description and person specification for the Administrative Assistant can be found here.

Please apply for both roles either by letter, attaching a cv, to Jobs, South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice, The Sanctuary, 37 – 39, Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2PD or email: syrljcoordinator@gmail.com.

Closing date for both roles is Monday July 16th and interviews will be in week beginning July 30th 2018.

If you have queries about either roles please phone: 07851 528145 or 07724 536249 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays

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