London, Greater London
Lewisham, Greater London
£25,000 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

Are you a collaborative and organised self starter with excellent attention to detail? Are you interested in supporting refugees and want to help a small dynamic charity quantify and communicate our impact to funders and supporters? Do you have experience in administration or reserach and enjoy improving systems and processes?

If so, this central role in our charity might be for you! 

Reporting to the Director, AFRIL's Administration and Monitoring Officer delivers the central administrative functions of the charity including office admin, financial records, projects and drafting fundraising communications. You will work closely with the Director and Project Leads to deliver and enhance our monitoring and evaluation systems and you will supervise office volunteers. We are a friendly team and there is real scope for growth in this role. 

About us:

AFRIL is a small, dynamic, community based charity working with asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants, and refugee families in south east London. We support our service users to lift themselves out of poverty and rebuild their lives in the heart of our community. We provide both crisis support to meet immediate need, and longer-term, flexible programmes to tackle the underlying problems. Our work is grounded in the values of professionalism, inclusivity, and solidarity, and our approach to service delivery is one of co-production and empowerment.

AFRIL delivers three core services in the London Borough of Lewisham: 

  • The Helping Hands Foodbank Programme - weekly food parcels and baby supplies, together with a range of wellbeing activities such as [email protected] and our Allotment of Refuge;
  • Rainbow Club Supplementary School, offering weekly supplementary education in English and Maths, arts, music and sports activities to children from refugee, migrant and asylum seeking backgrounds from early years to 11 years old;
  • Advice and Advocacy Service, offering welfare benefits, housing and generalist advice, accredited by AQS. The Service also includes immigration advice and represention in partnership with Southwark Law Centre.

AFRIL is an equal opportunities employer. We are a diverse staff team and particularly encourage applications from BAME candidates, LGBTQ candidates and those with lived experience of asylum/irregular migration. We welcome applications from candidates of all ages and are committed to supporting qualified people to re-enter the workplace after periods of unemployment for example because of homemaking, redundancy, mental health or previous immigration restrictions. Our office is on the first floor of a community centre and has lift access. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support our staff to flourish.

Terms and conditions:

Hours: 21 hours per week including Monday and Thursday.

Location: This post is based in AFRIL’s office at the Leemore Community Centre in central Lewisham with some home and flexible working arrangements in place.

Benefits: 5% employer pension contributions, access to a 24/7 employee assistance programme.

See full Job Description and Person Specification. For queries or an informal chat about the role, please contact AFRIL's Director, Sophie Wickham.

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Posted on: 31 December 2021
Closing date: 23 January 2022
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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