Manchester, Greater Manchester
£24,000 - £26,000 per year Full Time Equivalent (actual pay £19, 200- 20, 800.00)
Permanent, Part-time, 30 hours per week over 4 to 5 days
Job description

As Lead Refugee Support Worker you will become a vital member of our frontline team, helping us to meet our organisational objective to deliver a ‘sustainable refugee support programme, enabling refugees to achieve economic wellbeing, safe, healthy and fulfilling lives while providing regular income (through rent) to Boaz.’

In this part-time role (30 hours per week) you'll work collaboratively with another refugee support worker in this area of our work (which we have developed over the last few years) within our wider Boaz team of 15 people. The main purposes of the role are:

  • To be the lead contact for refugee support work at Boaz, and to continue to develop our package of refugee support work (for example, rolling out the Renting Ready tenancy training, building and maintaining excellent external partner relationships, seeking out positive opportunities to benefit people living in Boaz accommodation)
  • To take a lead on complex support and housing issues faced by people living in Boaz accommodation, by offering support to the individuals and/or staff involved
  • To provide practical and holistic support to refugee clients who are living in Boaz Trust accommodation, in order to support their integration and to work with them so that they are equipped to live independently
  • To play a supportive and collaborative role working alongside the wider staff team in our mission, which is to end destitution amongst asylum seekers and refugees, empower people seeking sanctuary and equip churches and others to support people seeking sanctuary in their communities and congregations

To read the full details of the role, find out about Boaz and how to apply please look at our Role Brief. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. We are seeking to ensure a diverse team and particularly welcome applicants who have lived experience as a refugee or of seeking asylum, are disabled or are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, since these backgrounds are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Posted on: 11 October 2021
Closed date: 08 November 2021
Job ref: Boaz10
Tags: Support Worker

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