Women's Support Group Project Worker

Location
Hackney
Salary
£21987 - £25625 per annum
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Sep 2017
Ref
REQ0000015ER
Sector
Community
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Temporary

Women's Support Group Project Worker
Location: Hackney
Contract type: 2 year FTC
7 hours per week
Salary: GBP 21, 897- GBP 25,625 (including London weighting - GBP 3,278) per annum, pro rata


About the role
The role of the Women's Support Group Project Worker sits within the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links directorate. The successful candidate will work 7 hours per week on a Wednesday.

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the planning and co-ordination of the Women's Support Group, including managing volunteers, organising sessions and activities and recruiting beneficiaries.

The Women's Support Group forms part of the support provided by the Destitution Service, to support destitute asylum seekers and refugees. The group offers a safe environment for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugee women who are socially isolated to recover from the trauma they have experienced. It aims to reduce social isolation, build confidence, and develop new skills in the women through a mixture of practical workshops and therapeutic sessions.

About the team
Our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links services seek 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


Our values (compassionate, courageous, inclusive and dynamic) underpin everything we do. As a member of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the British Red Cross is committed to, and bound by, its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.


About the person

  • An understanding of the issues facing destitute asylum seekers and refugees in the UK
  • Knowledge of the issues and challenges that refugee and asylum seeking men face
  • Working knowledge of the asylum process- immigration and support
  • Able to facilitate, lead and co-ordinate groups
  • Ability to manage risk and safeguarding
  • Experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees
  • Experience of working with vulnerable women
  • Experience of developing and co-ordinating projects
  • Experience of delivering training and facilitating groups
  • Experience of working with or managing volunteers
  • Experience of maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external agencies


Closing date for applications is 23:59 on , Thursday 14th September, with interviews to follow.

*Please note we are also recruiting for a male project work, to work in our Men's support group REQ0000015EQ*

The post is restricted to female applicants as it is considered a genuine occupational qualification under section 7(2)(f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

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

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers


The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

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

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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