Hammersmith and Fulham

£24,135 - 27,648 p.a. pro rata



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Job Description

Skills and Training Advisor (Refugee Support)

Salary: £24,135 - 27,648 p.a. pro rata

Location: West London

Hours: Part time post, 22.5 hours per week (specific working days and times are flexible and can be negotiated)

The Horn of Africa Health and Wellbeing Project is a community embedded project that advises and supports people from refugee communities in West London, who are experiencing difficulties in accessing the services, support and opportunities required to meet their immediate needs and rebuild their lives. Our clients include recently granted refugees who have become homeless after receiving refugee status and need support to begin a new life, and people who have been in West London for much longer, and are in need of advice, support and advocacy. The Horn of Africa Health and Wellbeing Project is funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund until July 2019.

We are looking for a creative and passionate person to come up with a range of innovative responses to the learning and personal development needs of individuals from the Horn of Africa. Your interventions will enable individuals to meaningfully contribute to the project, whilst developing skills and confidence, and will support your clients to secure future volunteering and work opportunities. The postholder will work with the coordinator and caseworker to develop meaningful roles such as in peer support and group facilitation roles within the project, and will supervise and support a small number of volunteers.

To succeed, you should have experience of developing and facilitating flexible training sessions for mixed ability groups, and a track record in providing tailored coaching support to a relevant group. You will need a sound understanding of the challenges that people from refugee and migrant communities face in building sustainable lives in the UK and a commitment to supporting individuals to overcome these barriers. Good interpersonal and active listening skills combined with good numeracy, I.T and written communication skills are also required, as are having knowledge and understanding of the statutory, voluntary and community services that this client group may require access to.

Applications from those with an ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a relevant community language would be welcomed, although this is not essential. The postholder must be willing to work across several locations, and contribute to any aspect of the project’s work.

Please note that the actual internal jobtitle for this role is Refugee Skills Development Advisor.

To find out more and apply please click the apply button.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Fri 8 December 2017
Interviews and assessments: Fri 15 December 2017

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2017, we are also proud to have been awarded BITC 2017 Race Equality Award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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