Refugee Support Project Coordinator

British Red Cross

Refugee Support Project Coordinator – Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy
Location: Units 1-3 The Worx, Blundell’s Corner, 1, Beverley Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU3 1SX, covering Yorkshire and Humber areas.
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2023
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £25,783 per annum (pro rata), salary includes a market supplement
Every Refugee deserves to live with dignity. Could you use your skills and experience to help make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable Refugees?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Coordinator who is passionate about helping people to join our team.

This role is at the heart of our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, we are a small team connected by the common goal of helping people who have been displaced as a result of their migration status. In this role you will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering casework and wellbeing and integration activities for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. You will play a key role in our ongoing Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) work to help us best support these vulnerable people and ensure they receive a person cantered and holistic experience. You’ll be supporting Afghan families in Bridging hotels in the Yorkshire and Humb erside areas.
You will also undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain, promote the service by engaging external workshop facilitators, managing volunteers who support project activities and providing follow-up support for service users.
We’re seeking a highly organised, creative individual, if you enjoy coming up with new ideas based on feedback and working in a person-centred environment, we’d love to hear from you! This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in helping those in need, you’ll be making a real tangible difference to the lives of the people you support.
This could be for you if …

• You have experience in a casework environment working with vulnerable people
• You have an understanding of issues relating to asylum seekers and refugees.
• You have well developed presentation and facilitation skills and would be confident facilitating a range of different activities.
• You’re able to plan and deliver sessions and social activities – and to adapt them to the needs of a diverse group.
• You’re a team player and a great communicator; communicating effectively in group settings with the ability to adapt your style to suit your audience.
• You’re able to support, manage and develop volunteers (previous experience of managing volunteers would be an advantage).
• You’re organised; you have great time management skills and are able to plan, prioritise and monitor your own and others’ workload.
Attendance at occasional team meetings may be required throughout North East of England area.
The closing date for the role is 23.59 hours on Monday 20th March 2023 with interviews to follow.

Please note that early application is encouraged, as we’ll be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert in advance of the advertised closing date.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting vacancy ID 7348

A full person specification and job description is available as a download in the “Role Profile / Job Description” link.

Need help completing your application or supporting statement? Please read our useful “Candidate Application Guidance” document in the “Additional Information” link.
Say hello to the team
Refugee Support provides core services to asylum seekers and refugees, including Orientation, Destitution Support including casework, Family Reunion Integration and Travel Assistance.
The British Red Cross Refugee Support work closely with the refugee sector and wider community partners participating in City Wide forums to promote access to services and support integration.

For people in crisis, as a result of their migration status, in need of protection, displaced and often having experienced family loss and separation our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team will deliver on our unique position and responsibility as part a truly global humanitarian organisation, present at every stage on the migratory trail to:

Reduce destitution and exploitation
Restore family links and facilitate reunion
Challenge stigma and build inclusion
Ensure protection and empower people to make positive decisions to regain control of their lives

We will do this by mobilising the power of humanity through three distinct vehicles for change – advocacy, service delivery and by creating the right environment.

We will engage with our service users and use their experience and evidence to inform our development and delivery and will seek out opportunities to build productive alliances across the UK, wider movement and beyond to enable delivery on our mission at the earliest opportunity.

How to apply

Deadline: 20 Mar 2023