British Red Cross

Project Coordinator (Refugee Support)

British Red Cross

Job Description

Project Coordinator - Refugee Support Location: Birmingham 35 hours per week Contract type: Fixed term contract - September 2020 Salary: GBP 21,163 per annum, Including Market Supplement We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team in Birmingham. You will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering the 'Families First - Reuniting families'  project in the Birmingham and will undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain, promote the service. Say hello to the team Many refugees have fled persecution, war or disaster to seek sanctuary in the UK. The safety of their family is an essential step towards building a new life in the UK and a crucial part of their well-being. However, achieving this reunion and successful integration is often a very challenging process both in terms of legal framework and Access to Services. Together with the Central England Law Centre the British Red Cross in Birmingham will assist and support applicants for refugee family reunion with holistic end-to-end pre and post arrival support to sponsors and their families. The role is funded through the 'Families together initiative' programme. This role might be for you if Our team come from many different backgrounds, but the common link we all share is we love working with people. To be successful in this role you will also have the following skills and experience:
  • IT literate. Ability to use email, word processing, database and spread sheet packages

  • Ability to support, manage and develop volunteers

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including

  • Ability to provide sensitive, safe, and empowering support to distressed people in vulnerable situations

  • Ability to effectively advocate on behalf of clients to realise their rights and entitlements upholding a professional polite persistence

  • Understanding of issues relating to refugees and Asylum Seekers and other vulnerable migrants

  • Knowledge of the rights and entitlements of asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants and the roles of statutory and non-statutory agencies

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people with complex needs

Closing date for applications is (23:59hrs), Tuesday 22nd January 2020. Interviews will be held week commencing, Monday 3rd February 2020. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave

  • Up to 6% contributory pension

  • Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively. If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults. If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
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