Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here.
The Boaz Trust is recruiting a Client Support Worker.
The Client Support Worker is a vital member of our frontline team, helping us to meet our organisational objective to ‘provide a local, compassionate infrastructure supporting people seeking sanctuary who become destitute.’
The client support team is currently made up of: 1 full time Client Support Worker (working with men who have been refused asylum), 2 part time Support Workers (one with a case load of refugees, and the other has a mixed case load of refugees and refused asylum seekers), and a full time Client Services Manager.
This is a growing area of our work, as we continue to ensure an excellent level of support for all clients whilst we increase the number of people in our accommodation.
As a client support worker, you will be primarily responsible for providing support for around 15 women who have been refused asylum and who are accommodated by the Boaz Trust, usually for a period of up to 12 months.
You will share in responsibility for ensuring that all Boaz clients (past, present and potential) are dealt with professionally and appropriately.
You will need to be well organised and make effective use of time, striking the balance between face to face support and completing case notes and other required documentation whilst being flexible enough to accommodate changes in plans and priorities. You will share responsibility for delivering a varied well-being programme for our clients and will also support clients through the processes as they move into and move on from Boaz accommodation. The work is varied, and there really is no such thing as a typical day!
We welcome applications from people who have previously worked in this sector, as well as from people who are looking to move into a new area of work and have transferable skills and experience.
Applications to Sarah Beaney, HR & Projects Manager at [email protected]. Closing date – 5pm 2nd Nov 2018.
All the information you need, including the recruitment packs and application forms, can be found below.
Sanctuary Hosting is looking for someone to help us build up our base of regular givers.
Fundraising Assistant (part-time for 12 months)
This new role will include: publicising our work and disseminating information through community/faith groups, voluntary organisations, public bodies and private businesses; arranging for Sanctuary Hosting to give talks to potential donors; using social media to raise our profile and fundraise; helping to run events and produce publicity/fund-raising materials; keeping full and accurate records.
As well as having excellent communication skills, you need to be passionate about the work we do and extremely well organised. This is a part-time post for 10 hours a week for 12 months, to start as soon as possible. The work could also be done on a freelance self-employed basis. Salary £21,000 pro rata.
Please see our website (www.sanctuaryhosting.org) for the job description, application form and details for applicants. Closing date 5th November.
HOST Nottingham is recruiting a Project Coordinator.
Hours: 15 per week (flexible)
Salary: £9,516 per year
HOST Nottingham has been providing temporary housing in local people’s homes for destitute asylum seekers and newly recognised refugees for seven years. Initially set up in response to an increasing awareness of the difficult position of refused asylum seekers, HOST Nottingham has recently expanded its work to include newly recognised refugees.
Our core work is managing placements which link up potential guests with volunteer hosts for an agreed time period.
We also run a clothes bank in partnership with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum which provides free clothing and bedding to clients.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of the service and supporting volunteer ‘hosts’ and ‘guests’ (destitute asylum seekers or newly recognised refugees) and general volunteers, liaising with partner organisations and maintaining administrative systems, databases and our website.
For more information and how to apply contact: [email protected]
For an informal chat about this post please contact Lee Harrison on 07821 977 505
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 12th November 2018
c/o The Sycamore Centre
33a Hungerhill Road
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Support Worker to assist the Project Manager in the day-to-day running of Action Foundation’s award-winning housing projects. With experience of working with vulnerable adults and a good knowledge of the welfare and asylum systems, you will lead a team of four support workers, monitoring and reporting on key objectives and outcomes.The successful candidate will manage a client caseload including providing advice and guidance on their asylum claims, sharing on-call duties and deputising in the absence of the Project Manager.
It is essential that you have good organisational and communication skills and can use your own initiative to solve problems and to achieve targets. The successful candidate will also be supportive of the ethos and values of Action Foundation (see www.actionfoundation.org.uk/ethos)
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2019, Action Foundation was established by City Church Newcastle to assist asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Tyne and Wear with supported housing and community ESOL classes. Action Foundation has grown steadily with over 1,200 beneficiaries and over 200 volunteers last year with an impressive track record of helping our clients to overcome their homelessness, isolation, exclusion and poverty.
Download our full Job Description and Application Form:
Application deadline is 9.00 a.m. Monday 19 November 2018
Interview date is Friday 30 November 2018
Completed application forms to be sent to [email protected]
or posted to; Recruitment (SSW) Action Foundation The CastleGate Melbourne Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2JQ