Good Practice & Partnerships Team and Clients Access to Rights & Entitlements (CARE) Project West Midlands
London, Birmingham, Bradford or Manchester with significant home working options
Part time - 14 hours per week
Permanent - with initial funding for two years
We’re looking for a Partner Development Project Coordinator to increase access to justice in the West Midlands by offering developmental support to 6 – 12 asylum, refugee and / or migrant organisations on a one-to-one and regional basis.
The role is part of an exciting partnership between two Refugee Action teams – the Clients Access to Rights and Essentials (CARE) Project West Midlands and Good Practice and Partnerships (GPP).
Building on our existing initial organisational needs assessments, the Partner Development Project Coordinator will co-create individual development plans / agreements and provide bespoke support packages with and for the partner organisations. Their focus will be in 3 main areas:
- Develop - Supporting partners to develop their immigration advice models and / or legal literacy practice, whilst working closely with the Frontline Immigration Advice Project (FIAP) to enable them to access training and support.
- Amplify - Working with partners who would like to increase the engagement of Experts by Experience into their own service offers by supporting them to access the Lived Experience Exchange Programme (part of Explore Adapt Renew – a Good Practice and Partnerships project).
- Collaborate - Creating local / regional networks to increase peer support, referral pathways and collaboration between organisations who provide legal advice. Exploring the viability of piloting a Community of Practice in the West Midlands.
To succeed in this role you will have:
- Understanding of the wider needs, hopes and experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, combined with a particular-focus on their legal immigration advice needs.
- Understanding of how to assess organisational needs and how to provide high quality development support to a range of organisations (from grassroots to small and medium sized), including identifying needs and working towards solutions.
- Experience of development work that is empowering, preventative and / or asset-based; enabling communities of people or organisations to gain confidence, skills and resilience.
- Excellent networking and partnership-building skills, with the ability to initiate and maintain effective networks.
- Understanding of how organisations can increase the amount of asylum and immigration legal advice provision within their services, as well as local area networks / ecosystems.
- Excellent facilitation skills.
- Experience, or relevant transferable experience, of partnership working within the voluntary, legal or asylum / refugee / migrant sectors in the West Midlands; especially Birmingham, Coventry and / or Stoke on Trent.
For further details, and to apply, please visit our website.
Those with lived experience as a refugee are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 09:00am, Monday 7th February 2022
Interviews: Monday 21st February 2022 – online via Zoom