Following a successful Emergency campaign to support Syrian Refugees in 2015 World Jewish Relief created the Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees in 2016 and today we are the largest provider of specialist employment support to refugees in the UK.
We are now seeking an exceptional professional to manage and further develop our STEP team in the North East working in partnership with multiple stakeholders across the region. As Refugee Programme Manager you will lead on the mobilisation, implementation, and on-going programme performance management of STEP in the North East. This includes supporting and managing the partnership of delivery organisations to deliver on the programme outcomes and find sustainable employment for refugees in the North East.
You will bring detailed operational, management, financial and performance oversight to our partnerships and programmes and manage our team of Employment Advisors working with partner organisations. Detailed monitoring and evaluation of our work is critical to ensure our learning is evidence based upon which future activities will be developed.
Familiar with the challenges that refugees face in their integration into the UK, you will have demonstrable programme and resource management experience, have strong partnership building capabilities and a desire to help World Jewish Relief deliver such initiatives to the highest of standards. Experience of working with institutional or statutory funders would be an advantage. You will be an advocate for refugee employment support and have exemplary communication skills.
This role will preferably be based in the North East of England but we welcome candidates from anywhere in the UK. We encourage flexible working and working from home when and where appropriate.
World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We invite and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out for this role.
You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must be committed to our faith-based values of Justice, Kindness, Repairing the World and Welcoming the Stranger. We are inspired by these values to work beyond our community, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.