Belfast, Belfast

£21000 - £22000 per annum



About the organisation

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Job Description

Project Coordinator - Refugee Support
Location: Belfast
35 Hours per week
Contract type: Fixed Term Until 31st March 2020 (In the first instance)
Salary: £21,153 (including £1,887 market premium)

Could you help provide orientation support to asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland?

We have a great opportunity to join our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team based in Belfast. This is a Full time, Fixed Term role anticipated to end on 31st March 2020 (extensions to this contract may be granted depending on funding).

As part of the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and delivering an orientation service and casework services for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants in NI & IOM area and will undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain and promote the service.

Say hello to the team
Refugee Support NI provide core services to asylum seekers and refugees in NI including Orientation, Destitution Support including casework, Family Reunion Integration and Travel Assistance.

The British Red Cross Refugee Support NI work closely with the refugee sector and wider community partners participating in City Wide forums to promote access to services and support integration.

For people in crisis, as a result of their migration status, in need of protection, displaced and often having experienced family loss and separation our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team will deliver on our unique position and responsibility as part a truly global humanitarian organisation, present at every stage on the migratory trail to:

  • Reduce destitution and exploitation

  • Restore family links and facilitate reunion

  • Challenge stigma and build inclusion

  • Ensure protection and empower people to make positive decisions to regain control of their lives

We will do this by mobilising the power of humanity through three distinct vehicles for change - advocacy, service delivery and by creating the right environment.

We will engage with our service users and use their experience and evidence to inform our development and delivery and will seek out opportunities to build productive alliances across the UK, wider movement and beyond to enable delivery on our mission at the earliest opportunity.

This role might be for you if

  • You have an understanding of issues relating to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants (including rights and entitlements) and have experience in 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 experience of cross-agency partnership and collaborative working.

  • You're organised; you have great time management, planning, prioritising and monitoring you own work as well as others with 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), Thursday 23rd May 2019, with interviews to follw. Interviews will be held on Friday 7th June, in our Belfast office, Botanic House.

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

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; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

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.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

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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