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.

Job Opportunity: Accommodation Development Worker with SBASSG

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“Share Tawe Accommodation Development Worker.

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

We are looking for someone to co-ordinate and develop our work with destitute asylum seekers. S/he will:

  • Coordinate Share Tawe – a successful scheme which links asylum seekers who have been made destitute, with local volunteer households willing to offer accommodation.
  • Pilot and evaluate a “shared house” project for asylum seekers and refugees
  • Help people move on from destitution

The successful candidate will be:

  • A clear and sensitive communicator
  • A person of sound judgement and able to prioritise
  • Highly organised and with good written English and IT skills.

Ideally they 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.

Interview date: 1st March 2017

Closing date for applications. Friday 10th February 9.00am

Candidates must email their completed applications in word format (not in pdf or any other format) to alantswansea@gmail.com to reach this address by Friday Feb 10th 9.00am.

If you have any practical difficulties in filling out this form, please email marilynmilesthomas@gmail.com  As SBASSG is a small volunteer led organisation we are not able to deal with general enquiries prior to interview.

Download the Application Pack for Accommodation Development Worker and email completed application forms to  alantswansea@gmail.com by Friday Feb 10th 9:00am.”

Original post by Eleri here: https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/2017/01/26/job-opportunity-accommodation-development-worker-with-sbassg