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Project Coordinator - Family Reunion Integration Service
35 Hours per week
Contract type: Fixed Term (until September 2020)
£20,655 (including GBP 1,850 market premium) pro rata
We have an opening
Could you work on a project which specifically supports reunited refugee families in the area?
We have a great opportunity for Project coordinators to join our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team.
As part of the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering the Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS) project for refugee families in the area and will undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain and promote the service.
As one of eight areas delivering the Family Reunion Integration Service, there is a responsibility to link, collaborate and share with peers, particularly in "twinned" areas working on the same connectedness lens.
About the Project
Family Reunion is a key legal route through which refugees obtain protection in the UK.
This project is the UK's first national programme of integration support for reunited families. The British Red Cross will lead a partnership with Barnardo's and Queen Margaret University to provide holistic integration support to 3,000 people arriving through Family Reunion in eight locations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This will be complemented by a Research, Learning and Capacity Building work stream to explore research points, improve practice, and influence policy.
This project has been part-funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.
This role might be for you if...
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 plan, deliver and evaluate sessions and social activities and adapt them to 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), Sunday, 27th of January 2019. Interviews will take place on Thursday the 7th February 2019.
A little 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.
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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.
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