Job Description

Could you coordinate the activities of a youth project which provides support to asylum seeking and refugee young people aged 15-21?

We have a great opportunity for a Project Coordinator to join our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links (RSRFL) team.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering the Camden Refugee and Befriending project for unaccompanied young refugees and asylum seekers aged 15-21 in Kentish Town, Camden and will undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain and promote the service.

The project offers a safe space for vulnerable asylum seeker and refugee young people to develop their life skills, increase their social networks, reduce isolation and improve their English language. As Project Coordinator, you will organise and facilitate a mixture of youth work activities and life skills provision. This will include drama, music, arts, sports and life skills workshops.

You will engage external workshop facilitators, manage volunteers who support project activities and provide follow-up support for service users.

This role would suit a creative person who enjoys formulating new ideas based on feedback from group members.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to be available to attend project sessions in Camden. These take place weekly on a Monday evening from 1700 to 2100. The remaining hours will be worked from the British Red Cross office in Islington. These hours can be worked any time between 0900 and 1800 Monday to Friday.

Meet the team…

Refugee Support provides core services to asylum seekers and refugees, including Orientation, Destitution Support including casework, Family Reunion Integration and Travel Assistance.

The British Red Cross Refugee Support work closely with the refugee sector and wider community partners participating in City Wide forums to promote access to services and support integration.

For people in crisis, as a result of their migration status, in need of protection, displaced and often having experienced family loss and separation our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team will deliver on our unique position and responsibility as part a truly global humanitarian organisation, present at every stage on the migratory trail to:

Reduce destitution and exploitation
Restore family links and facilitate reunion
Challenge stigma and build inclusion
Ensure protection and empower people to make positive decisions to regain control of their lives
We will do this by mobilising the power of humanity through three distinct vehicles for change – advocacy, service delivery and by creating the right environment.

We will engage with our service users and use their experience and evidence to inform our development and delivery and will seek out opportunities to build productive alliances across the UK, wider movement and beyond to enable delivery on our mission at the earliest opportunity.

The role might be for you if …

-You have experience of working with young people with complex needs
-You have an understanding of issues relating to young asylum seekers and refugees
-You’re able to plan and deliver sessions and social activities – and to adapt them to the diverse needs of a group of people from various cultures and backgrounds
-You have well developed presentation and facilitation skills and would be confident facilitating a range of different activities
-You’re a great communicator; you’re able to communicate effectively in group settings and you have the ability to adapt your communication style to your audience, including those whose first language is not English
-You’re able to support, manage and develop volunteers (previous experience of managing volunteers would be an advantage)
-You’re organised; you have great time management skills and are able to plan, prioritise and monitor your own and others’ workload
-You’re a team player; able to work as part of a team within what can sometimes be a high-pressure environment.
-You’re IT literate and have the ability to use email, word processing, database and spreadsheet packages.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 5th April 2021, with interviews to follow on Thursday 15th April and Friday 16th April 2021.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at vacancy ID 1835

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Please note that if we receive a very large volume of applications, we reserve the right to close advertising early. Therefore it would be advisable to submit your application for this vacancy as early as possible.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

-36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) – pro rata for part-time and fixed-term roles
-Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
-Up to 6% contributory pension
-Flexible working policy.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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