JOB ADVERTISEMENT– Volunteer Development Worker, Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

Please see details below and a link to an application form:

  • 21 hours a week
  • 2 year post, funded by Tudor Trust
  • Based in Swansea
  • Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions

About Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

We are a volunteer-led registered charity, run and managed by our members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. We give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support and educational and recreational opportunities.

We are seeking someone to help us

  • Build our capacity and sustainability by encouraging existing and new members to contribute to the organisation in different ways – be it through practical tasks or governance
  • Improve our existing services by mobilising additional voluntary help
  • Help us identify and prioritise opportunities for new volunteer-led work

The successful candidate will:

  • Understand the challenges faced by asylum seekers and refugees
  • Communicate effectively face to face and in writing
  • Encourage and support people in a wide range of voluntary roles
  • Work with us to develop new projects and put them into action
  • Work on your own initiative within guidance offered by the line manager and management committee
  • Be available for frequent work on Friday evenings (5.30-7.30) and for 2.5 hours each Saturday.

Ideally you will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum. However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd July 2017 9.00am

Interview date: 18th or 19th July 2017

For full details and an application form click here.

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