See below for job vacancies across the network in December. For more information please contact the projects involved directly.

Abigail Housing is recruiting a full-time Housing Manager to lead the day to day running of our Leeds-based Refugee Project.

Abigail Housing provides accommodation and support to people made homeless at the end of the asylum process. This includes failed asylum seekers who cannot return safely to their country of origin (our Bradford Project) and refugees who have recently been granted leave to remain (our Leeds Project).

An exciting opportunity has arisen, with the retirement of a key staff member, for a dynamic new Housing Manager post based in Leeds. Alongside managing the day-to-day running of the Refugee Project, the post-holder will also be responsible, working with the Board of Directors, for the development and management of the charity, ensuring that we provide high quality services that serve the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in both cities.

For the full Job Advert click here. The Job Description, Person Specification and application form can be downloaded here. Fully completed, word processed application forms should be emailed to:
[email protected] (no CV’s please). For more information, please contact Will Sutcliffe on 07505 053149. Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 8 th January. Interviews will take place Thursday 18th January (please contact us if you wish to apply but are unable to make this date).

Praxis Community Projects is looking for a Communications Manager to work with colleagues across the organisation – and service users – to raise our profile, build supporter engagement and advocate for migrants’ rights.

Praxis is a dynamic human rights charity with over thirty years’ experience of working with vulnerable migrants in London. We are an organisation rooted in East London, providing local and pan-London services with national significance. We have a solutions-focused and practical approach and are committed to working with migrants as active partners to advocate for their own needs, develop their leadership skills and contribute their voices to the wider community and policy debates.

As our sole communications professional the role is exceedingly varied, combining strategic thinking and hands-on operations. Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • To update and implement a clear and politically aware communications strategy to support our policy and advocacy work
  • To produce a suite of quality written materials including our annual impact report, case studies and stories, newsletters, leaflets and other publications
  • To maintain and update our digital presence (website and social media portfolio) to grow our online audience, support our fundraising  and raise our profile
  • To help organise events to promote our work and the voice of service users.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is a talented communicator, both written and spoken, and can develop strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Has broad professional communications experience including managing digital and social media, and successfully promoting key messages
  • Is self-motivated and well organised, with the ability to work to tight deadlines with limited supervision.

For full details and to download the application form, click here. Please note the deadline for applications is 6th December 2017.

Voices in Exile is a small, vibrant, Brighton-based charity working with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds in Sussex and Surrey. We offer both practical and legal support including generalist advice and specialist immigration casework for those who would otherwise be unable to access justice. As part of our holistic approach we also advocate for, accompany and enable people to access services, build community, and develop their own potential through a programme of learning and creative activities.

We have just moved to spacious new premises in Kemptown, Brighton, and post holders will form a key part of a small new team working with a new director to develop Voices’ services and activities over the next year.  We are recruiting for the following posts:

Immigration caseworker (OISC L2/SRA L1)

£24,174 (NJC pt. 27) – full-time
12-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension (subject to funding)

24 days’ annual leave

The post holder will provide one-to-one specialist advice, casework and practical support to migrant and refugee clients in Sussex and Surrey in the areas of immigration & asylum (up to OISC L2/SRA L1), and provide additional advice in the areas of housing & homelessness, welfare benefits, and family and community care law. S/he will also provide supervision for L1 and trainee staff and volunteer advisors as needed.

Advice & outreach worker

£23, 398 (NJC pt. 26) pro rata – part-time (3 days)
12-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension (subject to funding)

24 days’ annual leave (pro rata)

The post holder will provide one-to-one generalist advice, casework and practical support to migrant and refugee clients in Sussex and Surrey in the areas of housing & homelessness, welfare benefits, asylum support, and family and community care law, working both from our premises in Brighton and in outreach settings in Sussex and Surrey.

Job descriptions and person specifications can be downloaded below:

Immigration Caseworker

Advice and outreach worker

To apply, please complete the application form and return to: [email protected]. The application deadline is Friday 8th December at 12 noon. Interviews to take place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December.