Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £21831 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Family Reunion Project Officer - Advice
Location: Leeds
Full Time 35 hours per week
Fixed Term contract until 15th February 2021
Salary: GBP 21,831 per annum

Could you play a key role in helping reunite families who have been separated?

We are looking for a Family Reunion Project Officer who will be responsible for ensuring our family reunion service is high quality, responsive and, most importantly, makes a real positive impact to the lives of refugees.
Reporting to the Family Reunion Operations Manager, you will manage overall service delivery and contribute ongoing service development, as part of the wider national refugee support and restoring family links team.

You will work collaboratively as part of a partnership with a legal firm to enable refugees to exercise their family reunion rights through conducting casework. You will also manage key internal and external relationships and lead on advocacy efforts to achieve positive change for our service users.

Meet the team...

As part of the Restoring Family Links team, the Family Reunion Project Officer will play a key role in facilitating family reunion in the UK. You will be working closely with a legal partner, oversee the provision of OISC level 2 advice and representation to refugee families within Greater London.

This role might be for you if...

You have been accredited to OISC Level 1 and/or OISC level (including exempted to level 2 for Family Reunion work) or working towards this
You have experience of frontline working with refugees and asylum seekers

You have a working knowledge of current policy and legislative developments in the asylum and Immigration field

You're organised - you're comfortable planning, managing and monitoring own and others workload

You care about our cause - you have a good understanding and empathy with the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers.

Closing date for applications is (23.59), Monday 2nd September 2019 with interviews to follow.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday pro rata (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 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.

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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Posted on: 12 August 2019
Closed date: 02 September 2019
Job ref: REQ0000026HF
Tags: Advice, Information, Legal