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.
Purpose of the Job
The activity coordinator will liaise with local services and voluntary support groups to coordinate and timetable activities and briefings at the hotels; organise activities for adults and children including English language and life in the UK briefings; Work closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, promoting both the integration and independence of resettled refugees.
Working with the rest of the team, the Activity Coordinator 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.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To enable newly arrived refugees to identify their needs and aspirations and play an active role in fulfilling them.
- Develop activities and time table in the hotels
- Through one to ones and group activities, assist refugees to develop and take part in social, cultural, recreational and other community activities including community ESOL
- To promote the successful integration of refugees through group work that may include key factors such as health, employment, housing, education and training in conjunction with other local agencies such as briefings
- To provide refugees with information about refugee community organisations and agencies for longer term support.
Health & Safety
The post holder is responsible for:
Cooperating with the Refugee Council in delivering all legal responsibilities in respect of your own and your colleagues, volunteers, clients and others health and safety whilst at work.
Becoming familiar with the Refugee Council’s Health & Safety Policy and procedures including evacuation procedures at your workplace.
Carrying out risk assessments of your own work and especially of your own workstation to ensure that you do not expose yourself or others to unnecessary risk.
In order to deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the post-holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties will, however, fall within the scope of the job, at the appropriate grade. The job description will be subject to periodic review with the post-holder to ensure it accurately reflects the duties of the job.
Equal Opportunities Statement
As part of its recruitment policy, the Refugee Council intends to ensure that no prospective or actual employee is discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, employment status, class, disability, age, religious belief or political persuasion, or is disadvantaged by any condition or requirement which is not demonstrably justifiable.
This job is suitable for partly home working
This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check. Repeat checks are initiated every two years.
This post is suitable for part home working.
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