Closing in 4 days
E1W, London (On-site)
£26,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract, 18 month contract, Full-time
Job description

JRS UK is seeking to recruit a full-time Community Engagement Officer to support our fundraising and advocacy work, to raise awareness of the situation facing refugees in the UK – particularly people forced into destitution as a consequence of the asylum process and people held in immigration detention and quasi-detention environments – sharing the work of JRS in response, and encourage people to take action to support refugees through giving, advocating, prayer, and volunteering
You’ll be a people person, who gets energy from engaging with people from different backgrounds and is passionate about advocating for the rights of refugees. This is a dynamic and varied role, with the opportunity to engage people across the UK. 
You will be a key member of the integrated communications, fundraising and advocacy team, with a particular focus on engaging and building links with Christian parishes and groups, university chaplaincies, schools, and other faith groups predominantly through a mixture of local and national events. We place a high value on encouraging refugee participation in, and in the shaping of, our work, and you will play a key part in ensuring this. You’ll build relationships with refugee friends to help shape and deliver events. 
The external communications of JRS UK seek to be clear and balanced, and congruent with our values as an organisation, protecting and highlighting the dignity of refugees at all times. We seek to engage existing and new supporters of JRS, particularly among the Catholic Community, as well as influencing public debate and opinion. 
The role involves working alongside refugees and volunteers from varied backgrounds, so high levels of empathy and sensitivity are essential, along with an enthusiasm for working in a small and dedicated team. Much of our communications material directly engages with the faith-basis of our mission so enthusiasm and an aptitude for developing our faith resources is essential for this role.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with experience of seeking safety in the UK.


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More about Jesuit Refugee Service UK

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, at work in over 50 countries with a mission to accompany, serve and... Read more

Refreshed on: 15 May 2022
Closing date: 24 May 2022 at 17:00
Tags: Fundraising, Advocacy

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