Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Migrant Help

Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential.

The Role:

The scope of this role is to contribute to the overall success of our Organisation in accordance with Migrant Help’s visions, values and objectives. The post-holder is expected to:

• Provide day to day management for their regional team(s) and to ensure statutory and contractual compliance on behalf of the organisation.

• Ensure that quality standards are met and continuous improvement a focus.

• Maintain and develop excellent working relationships and referral procedures with and between external stakeholders in order to improve the access to and quality of mainstream and specialist services for refugees and asylum seekers.

• Ensure continuous development of the role and their team.

• Ensure that the service is delivered according to procedures and processes.

• Attend meetings with key partners and stakeholders as the organisation requires.

• Monitor the service and react accordingly, and in a timely manner to changing needs with resultant  re-prioritisation of his or her work as necessary.

• Lead within their region(s) on Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Data Security and Quality.

• Co-ordinate with colleagues in other parts of the organisation and with our sub-contractors to successfully deliver Asylum Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead the Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) service for Yorkshire, Humberside, & North East of England based at Wakefield Initial Accommodation, responsible for planning the team’s  deployment, delegating work appropriately and ensuring delivery of service across the region(s).
This includes planning cover and ad hoc absence (i.e. leave and sickness) and weekend working,as required.

• Provide support to other regional services teams and EAGL team by allocating regional resources as required

• Provide support to the Head of MH Welcome and deputising when needed

• Lead on a range of HR process including recruitment, induction, staff development, appraisal and 
supervision, absence monitoring, disciplinary and grievance issues and any other associated processes

• Manage the Senior Client Adviser(s) providing support and advice on complex cases

• Provide support to the Head of MH Welcome in attending local Strategic Migration  Partnership meetings, stakeholder meetings and other for a within your area of responsibility, in conjunction and supported by the Senior Management, as required.

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant local authorities, agencies and  stakeholders in the region /National (Wales / Scotland / Northern Ireland) working in partnership with the Head of MH Welcome, the Head of Regional Services and Head of Outreach.

• Conduct regular team meetings and daily briefings to ensure that staff are kept up to date with  changes in policy, legislation and law, safety and any other matters that effect the delivery of service

• Report to the line manager any changes in trends and the impact on client service delivery

• Carry out required quality control audit of work and adherence to relevant legislation nd quality standards e.g. file reviews, to ensure compliance with standards of OISC and the AdviceQuality Standard, GDPR, I SO9001 etc.

• Include apprenticeships, work placements and volunteers within the team for the provision of additional support services to clients as agreed with the line manager.

• Deal with complaints about the service and manage incidents in accordance with Migrant Help policies and operating procedures

• Responsible for regional budget management and future planning across petty cash control, ensure accurate records are kept

• Any other duties which may be assigned 


We place a high value on employees in relation to the work that they do and the benefits the organisation offers, with an ethos of being a Great Place to Work these include:

• Flexibility and work life balance
• Enhanced family friendly provisions
• Additional holiday entitlements
• Perkbox benefits
• Non-contributory pension scheme.

Migrant Help is committed to safeguarding those we provide a service to, applicants will have to undergo strict vetting procedures throughout different stages of the recruitment process.   

Special Requirements:  

- This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

- The post is subject to Counter Terrorist  (CTC) Check 

- The successful candidate need to be OISC registered or willing to obtain OISC Registration

Therefore the applicant must:

• Be able to provide documents to show their right to work in the UK ie valid passport or other right to work documents such as work visa, settled status document, certificate of registration, naturalization as a British citizen, Biometric Residence Permit etc.

 • Be able to provide continuous UK address history for the previous 5 years.

• Provide full employment history for the previous 3 years and/or suitable documentation to cover any gaps in employment

Posted on: 28 July 2021
Closed date: 06 August 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Management