Job Vacancies in the Network in May

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


Abigail Housing- Volunteer Co-ordinator (CP24: £21,962* (pro rata for 20 hrs per week)

Abigail Housing provides supported housing to individuals at the end of the asylum process. This includes new refugees who have been made homeless after leaving Home Office accommodation and refused asylum seekers who cannot safely return to their country of origin.

We have an established volunteering programme in place and are looking for a part time worker to sustain and further develop the programme across both client groups. The programme aims to enhance the support provided to our residents, extend our reach into communities and support the day to day operation of the charity.

Working between our Bradford and Leeds offices, this post will initially be for 12 months.

All shortlisted applicants must have the following:

  • Experience of recruiting, training, inducting and supervising volunteers
  • A full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for work
  • Interest in and sympathy for the needs of asylum seekers and refugees
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to work occasional unsocial hours.

For an application pack, please click hereFor more information, please contact Barry Roberts on 07734 848792

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 21st May. Interviews will take place on Friday 1st June. Please contact us if you wish to apply but are unable to make this date

*Pay award pending


ASSIST Sheffield – Community and Events Officer

Job Title: Community and Events Officer (Maternity Cover for up to 12 months)
Responsible to: Resource Manager
Hours: 14 hours a week
Salary: £18,500 pa (salary stated is for full time equivalent, this rate would be pro-rata’d for 14 / 35 )
Line Managed by: Resource Manager
Responsible for: EFA team volunteers
Location: ASSIST Sheffield, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to a vibrant local charity which supports destitute asylum seekers. As Community and Events Officer, you will support and encourage ASSIST’s supporter base through strengthening communication with the public and with existing supporters. You will raise awareness of ASSIST and raise funds through communication and events.

You’ll be confident working independently, but equally able to work as a team, and to effectively support volunteers who are keen to raise awareness of ASSIST.

You’ll be an excellent communicator both written and orally being able to communicate well with multiple different organisations and individuals. You’ll have great organisational skills and be able to manage your own time effectively.

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

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

An application pack can be found on our website. Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected] by 12pm on Friday 25th May 2018. Interview dates are yet to be confirmed. Queries about the role and the application process can also be addressed to [email protected] Paper applications or CVs will not be accepted.


Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK- Destitution Service Manager 

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.

The Destitution Services Manager is a new full-time post (on a fixed-term contract of 3 years), reporting to the Director, joining a small tightly knit and diverse team at the JRS UK offices in Wapping. JRS UK has been working with destitute asylum seekers for many years and would now like to expand the services and activities we provide and increase the capacity of our team to provide support and assistance. We are looking for an experienced manager who will combine people and project management with real commitment to our mission of accompaniment of refugees, which is a unique ethos which radically alters the beneficiary-service provider relationship. We place a high value on coming to know refugees as people with gifts and personalities not only defined by their situation in immigration law. We also have an active group of refugee volunteers, who, working alongside vowed religious, other volunteers and paid staff, widen the perspective of our team.

The Destitution Services Manager will be responsible for overseeing our weekly Day Centre, Day Centre Plus and projects (a range of activities such as drama and choir, largely focused on boosting resilience and peer support), and hosting scheme, At Home, which works with religious and lay communities to provide short term hosting placements for those who find themselves street homeless. There may be opportunities to expand our services in response to need. We are keen also to increase the range of activities we provide and the potential for refugees to participate and lead, and give better focus to our support for volunteers from a range of backgrounds. The Destitution Services Manager will also work closely with our Detention Outreach team to develop post-release support services for those refugees JRS UK accompanied during their detention.

This role would suit someone with deep knowledge of the situation facing asylum seekers in the UK, experience of working in a highly relational way with those who have complex chronic needs, experience of managing services, staff and volunteers, and enthusiasm for working in a small faith-based organisation.

Salary £32-37,000 p.a, full time; fixed term contract 3 years, potentially renewable.

To apply for the job, send a cover letter and CV by email, addressed to the Director of JRS UK, Sarah Teather, at [email protected], detailing your relevant experience and demonstrating clearly how you meet the person specification listed in the job description. CVs without cover letters will not be considered. To request a job description or ask for further information, email [email protected]Deadline for applications is midnight 30 May 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Open Door North East– Chief Executive Officer

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an exciting growing Christian led charity, with a current team of 8 employees and up to 50 volunteers with an annual turnover of around £300k. Open Door North East is a charity with a Christian ethos and has been working primarily on Teesside since 2003, to provide a range of services supporting the wellbeing, livelihoods and integration of those seeking sanctuary in the UK. Our mission is to support those seeking sanctuary to move out of poverty and destitution and be empowered to achieve their full potential.

The Board of Trustees is seeking a new leader to develop Open Door North East as it seeks to fulfil its mission in this next season. We are looking for someone passionate about our work and our values, who can motivate and inspire our excellent team of staff, volunteers and supporters.

Role Description:

As CEO you will provide leadership to the charity, working with the Board of Trustees to fulfil its responsibilities in the governance and strategic development of the organisation as well as its long-term sustainability. You will be responsible for the delivery of all operational aspects of Open Door’s services to clients as well as the development and expansion of current activity, and the development of new services that benefit our client group.

Maintaining and upholding the Christian ethos and values of the charity, you will act as an ambassador for Open Door North East and provide a public face for campaigns and build relationships/partnerships with stakeholders in the statutory and voluntary sectors and in media and business.

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Rogalski, Chair of Trustees on 01642 807089 or Paul Catterall, current CEO on 01642 213634.

All applicants should complete an application form which can be downloaded from the website. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 May 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

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