Birmingham, West Midlands

£24,000 pro rata

Contract, Part-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

We are seeking a coordinator for our educational mentoring programme for young refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham. The successful applicant will oversee our Birmingham mentoring hub by recruiting and training volunteer mentors and matching them to young people needing additional educational support.  They will be the second member of staff based in Birmingham and will work closely with our existing specialist support worker to provide a high quality service for young asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham.

JOB TITLE:      Mentoring coordinator
REPORTS TO:    Mentoring programmes manager
STAFF RESPONSIBILITY:  Responsible for volunteer mentors
HOURS:      Part time – 2.5 days per week

SALARY:      £24,000 pro rata
CONTRACT:      1 year contract with initial 3 month probation, renewal subject to funding
LOCATION:      Birmingham

The mentoring coordinator will run our educational mentoring programme in Birmingham.  A key component of this work is building and maintaining relationships with partner organisations including both those that refer young people to RSN and other specialist support services that RSN can refer young people onto. The mentoring coordinator will recruit, train and support volunteer mentors, and conduct initial assessments and monitoring work with unaccompanied minors referred to the project. They will also be responsible for processing incoming referrals and volunteer mentor applications, maintaining the project database and monitoring the effectiveness of the project including feedback to funders and trustees.  

We are looking for someone who has the experience and ability head up and run Refugee Support Network’s mentoring hub in Birmingham with support from the programmes manager who is based in London.  The post holder will be skilled at building relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders including vulnerable young people, teachers and social workers and will be able to represent RSN at a senior level with external partners. They will enjoy working as part of a small and dynamic team - there is one other RSN staff member based in Birmingham - but will need to be a confident independent decision maker and able to run the mentoring programme on a day to day basis in Birmingham. The post holder will need to be a good administrator: to maintain accurate records and monitor the outcomes of the mentoring relationships, dealing with any concerns in a timely and constructive manner. This role will be based in Birmingham and will require travel around the city as well as monthly travel to London.  The role may require attendance at trainings and meetings in the early evening.

You must have a visa that allows you to work in the UK for the duration of this contract to apply for this job.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter through Charity Job by 9am on Monday 13th May May 2019.  Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29th May 2019 in Birmingham.

In the covering letter (maximum 2 pages of A4) please demonstrate how you meet the competencies of this post as articulated in the attached person specification and explain why you would like to work with Refugee Support Network.

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