Newport, Gwent

£21299 - £24494 per annum

Contract

REQ0000022QV

About the organisation

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Job Description

Participation Officer (AVAIL Project)
Location: Newport
Contract type: Fixed-term (anticipated to end November 2019) with possible extension.

28 hours per week
Salary: Between £ 21,299 to £ 24,494 (FTE pro rata) depending on experience

Could you be responsible for the British Red Cross element of a European transnational project?

We have a new and exciting opportunity within our Refugee Support Restoring Family Links Directorate. You will be responsible for the British Red Cross element of a European transnational project (AVAIL) for coordinating the development of refugee led participatory integration projects between refugees, asylum seekers and host societies by utilising and developing best practice in co-production approaches.

The AVAIL project ('Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and life skills'), funded by the European Commission, will contribute to the smooth integration of refugees and asylum seekers ('RAS') through piloting, learning from, and embedding proven and new models of work that are based on participatory, peer and community approaches.

The project activities delivered in the UK, Italy, Republic of Ireland and Latvia will build on past and existing activities in this field, and has four outcomes:
 


  • To build refugee and asylum seeker led peer approaches to peer support projects in order to improve their skills and social connections

  • To develop participatory integration projects between refugees, asylum seekers and host societies

  • To build the capacity of service providers, public authorities and the media

  • To gather, share and disseminate learning among a wide array of stakeholders at national and European levels


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In the long term, research data, case studies and videos from these activities will contribute to the knowledge base on peer- and community-led approaches, and replicable models will be able to be developed for use in various European contexts.

Working as part of the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links (RSRFL) team in Wales, the post holder will work flexibly and collaboratively with our National Co-Production Manager, the AVAIL Project Manager and Operational British Red Cross teams in the region, internal business partners and national and international stakeholders to achieve the project outcomes.

About the person

We would welcome applications from candidates who feel their skills, knowledge and experience satisfy the criteria identified within the attached Job description/ role profile including but not limited to:
 


  • An understanding of issues and commitment to refugees, asylum seekers, and their communities

  • Ability to plan and deliver training sessions and social activities - and to adapt them to the diverse needs of a group of people from varying cultures and backgrounds.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate with people from other cultures and those whose first language is not English and in group setting


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Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday, 13th December 2018.
Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 19th of December 2018 at our Newport office.

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