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- Leeds, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 10 Nov, 2018
- Start date:
- Visa Sponsor
- £ 20,655.0 per year
Casework Coordinator - Refugee SupportLocation: LeedsContract type: Fixed term contract (until 31/05/19)14 hours per week (2 days per week)Salary: GBP 20,655 per annum, pro rata (including a market premium of GBP 1,850)We have an opening
We are looking for a Casework Coordinator to join our Refugee Support team in Leeds to coordinate and deliver casework services for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in the Bradford area.
You will undertake a range of duties in developing, maintaining and promoting these services.
This is a demanding role that focuses on ensuring the provision of high quality, person-centred, advice and advocacy support for people in a range of complex and crisis related situations. In this role you will develop and manage a team of casework volunteers to deliver face-to-face and telephone advice and support.
You will work very closely with fellow casework and project coordinators, as part of a diverse and dynamic operational team. Say hello to the team
The British Red Cross Refugee Support project - Bradford supports asylum seekers, newly granted refugees and other vulnerable migrant some of whom experiencing destitution and homelessness. Our team provides information, advice, casework support and emergency provisions to beneficiaries.
The successful casework coordinator will work together with two other casework coordinators and partners that provide outreach service from our drop-in venue, and shall be expected to recruit and manage volunteers and promote the project.
The role might be for you if...
You delight in the knowledge that our team comes from many different backgrounds, and the common link we all share is our love working with people and supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society.
You have an understanding of, and are able to effectively advocate on behalf of clients regarding issues relating to refugees and vulnerable migrants (including rights and entitlements) and have experience of supporting refugees to integrate in the UK, providing sensitive, safe and empowering support to distressed people in vulnerable situations.
You're a team player; you're able to work as part of a team within what can sometimes be a high-pressure environment. You will have the ability to provide specialist casework to meet the diverse needs of a group of people from varying cultures, languages and backgrounds.
You're organised; you have great time management, planning, prioritising and monitoring you own work as well as support, manage and develop volunteers. You'll have experience of delivering casework with vulnerable clients.
You're a great communicator with the ability to adapt your communication based on the audience. You will be IT literate and have the ability to use email, word processing, database and spreadsheet packages.Closing date for applications is 23:59; on Thursday the 22nd of November 2018.Interviews are planned for Friday the 30th of November 2018.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.
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
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 race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. 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.
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.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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About British Red Cross
- Public Services & Army
- London, UK
- 1,001-10,000 employees
- Founded in 1870