Bradford, West Yorkshire
£26,999 per annum pro rata (Part Time – 14 hours per week)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Permanent (currently funded until 31st May 2020)

We are looking for a committed and motivated individual to join us as Employability and Mentoring Support Coordinator – Working English Project. There has never been a more crucial time to stand up to the injustice facing refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.

Refugee Action is a national charity, dedicated to fighting for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. We have more than 35 years’ experience providing face to face support to people who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. We draw on this experience to work with partners, parliamentarians and others to campaign for change, so that all refugees and people seeking asylum can access the help and support that they need to live with dignity and build a new life in the UK.

The Working English Project works with refugees and other eligible migrants to increase their employability and understanding of the UK work environment. Refugees improve their skills through a combination of one to one support, English language support, mentoring, job search skills, help with CV writing and job applications.

As Employability and Mentoring Support Coordinator you’ll work closely with the Project Manager to:

  • Deliver and co-ordinate an Employability and Mentoring Support Project, which helps develop English skills so that recently granted refugees in Bradford understand the UK work environment and increase their employability.
  • Match volunteer mentors with people from refugee backgrounds (mentees), ensuring those refugees are supported in developing their English skills and thus their employability.
  • Increase the likelihood of those refugees who are supported by the project being able to find employment or take up volunteering opportunities where their employability can be further enhanced.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • Ability to develop employability materials and deliver employability sessions and a minimum of one year’s experience of having done so.
  • Experience and understanding of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, to deliver services to clients.
  • Ability to assess client need and put in place appropriate support to meet that need.
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting people to access employment or volunteering opportunities in the UK, and an understanding of the barriers facing newly granted refugees who are seeking employment.
  • Insight into the needs, hopes and experiences of asylum seekers and refugees.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Those with lived experience as a refugee are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 09:00am, Monday 9th December 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 17th December 2019 in Bradford

Posted on: 27 November 2019
Closed date: 09 December 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker