Sanctuary Hosting is a small Oxford-based charity working across the Thames Valley to match homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants with people who offer a rent-free spare room for an agreed period of time. Sanctuary Hosting was launched in Oxford in 2015 and now operates across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, with most placements in Oxford and a smaller number in Milton Keynes, Reading and Marlow.
The Service Assistant Job
The role is expected to be mostly home-based, with some meetings in the office based in Cowley, Oxford.
Hours: 15 per week, £19,00 pro rata.
The Service Assistant is a new staff role within Sanctuary Hosting, created to respond to the growth of the service. You will support the smooth running of the hosting scheme, assisting the Service Coordinator in processing incoming referrals, volunteer applications and matching of volunteers to guests.
You will need experience of working in an administrative role, record keeping and data entry. You will also need to have empathy for vulnerable people, preferably refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. The role requires strong team work, communication, organisational and IT skills.
You will need to be able to work flexibly, including undertaking occasional out of hours and weekend work.
We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. As part of its recruitment and selection procedures Sanctuary Hosting conducts DBS checks of all staff and volunteers.
Please carefully read the 'job description' which is available attached here, and refer to the 'details for applicants' document.
If you would like to apply, please complete the attached application form and send it to us
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CVs. APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE USING A SANCTUARY HOSTING APPLICATION FORM.
The deadline for applications is Monday January 27th at 9am