Hull: Community Development Worker vacancy

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Hull: Community Development Worker vacancy

Closing date for applications: 15th July 2019

The Refugee Council is one of the leading organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. Our operational teams based in various locations in England provide advice and assistance across a wide range of issues, including helping asylum seekers through the complexities of the asylum system, addressing issues of destitution and assisting refugees and asylum seekers to access key services including housing, welfare benefits, health, education and employment. Our teams work with relevant agencies including the Home Office, Refugee Community Organisations, Local Authorities, Legal Service Providers, Housing Providers, Health Institutions, Job Centre Plus and other mainstream service providers.

Context and Purpose of the Job

The resettlement team in Yorkshire and Humberside provides advice and support for resettled refugees to help them access services and mainstream provision, and establish community links.

Based in Hull with varying amounts of outreach in East Riding of Yorkshire, you will assist families in settling in the UK.

Working closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, the Refugee Council resettlement team in Yorkshire and Humberside promotes both the integration and independence of resettled refugees.

Working with the Resettlement Team Manager and the rest of the team, the Community Development Worker will enable newly arrived refugees to take an active role in their successful resettlement through initiatives involving both the communities of new arrivals and the wider community. By promoting successful resettlement through community development projects, helping newly arrived refugees fulfil their needs and aspirations for their new life in the UK and establishing strong links with the wider community.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on 25th July 2019.

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