British Red Cross
British Red Cross

Charity number 220949

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.

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Project Coordinator - Family Reunion Integration Service

  • Full time
  • £20,655
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2019

Could you work on a project which specifically supports reunited refugee families in the area?

We have a great opportunity for Project coordinators to join our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team.

As part of the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering the Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS) project for refugee families in the area and will undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain and promote the service.

As one of eight areas delivering the Family Reunion Integration Service, there is a responsibility to link, collaborate and share with peers, particularly in "twinned" areas working on the same connectedness lens

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Service Manager Refugee Support Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £23,149 – £26,344
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th March 2019

Are you a manager who's passionate about making a positive difference to people in crisis as a result of their migration status?

We have an excellent opportunity for a Service Manager within our Refugee Support team based in Glasgow.

As a Service Manager within the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, you will provide direct line management to a team of staff and will have responsibility for internal performance and resource management of the Refugee Support service, external engagement and partnership development.

Meet the team

Our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links Department is based in Glasgow City centre with a Scotland-wide remit. We are an extremely busy department, assisting roughly 3000 people per year and working across almost every aspect of the refugee experience.

We focus our services on the most vulnerable. Our clients are often facing complex institutional barriers and or undergoing a period of crisis including suicide ideation, trauma, human trafficking, destitution and abuse.

We are recruiting a Service Manager to manage work focused on the following project areas:

Asylum Support Casework

Youth Work

Mums Service

For a more detailed understanding of what our services offer please click - "our services"

This role might be for you if...

You have strong Operational management skills in conjunction with an excellent working experience and understanding of refugees, asylum seekers and their communities.

You're able to represent and advocate to influence relevant policy-makers, local partners and to act as key spokesperson for matters relating to asylum, refugees and displacement attracting media interest.

You have the ability to plan and manage projects and activities, including the ability to develop and maintain internal and external partnerships.

You're confident in your ability to prepare, manage and monitor budgets and able to collate, interpret and report on a range of management information.

Please click here to view the full job description, person specification for this vacancy

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Service Manager – Family Reunion Integration Service

  • Full time
  • £23,149 – £26,344
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th March 2019

Are you a manager who's passionate about making a positive difference to people in crisis as a result of their migration status?

We have an excellent opportunity for a Service Manager within our Refugee Support team, working on our Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS) project.

As part of the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, the Service Manager will provide direct line management to a team of staff and will have responsibility for internal performance and resource management of the Refugee Support service and external engagement and partnership development.

You will liaise with the central project team, including the Project Manager, Research & Development Officers and Finance and Administration Officers.

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Casework Coordinator Refugee Support

  • Full time
  • £21,163
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th June 2019

Could you work within our Refugee Support Department providing support and advocacy to asylum applicants experiencing crises?

Reporting to the Refugee Support Service Manager, the Casework Coordinator will primarily prepare applications for financial and accommodation support from the Home Office and appeal to the Asylum Support Tribunal if this application is refused. Your role will also involve making appropriate referrals or advocacy if the Home Office are unwilling to provide support.

In addition to making asylum support applications, you will participate in our duty rota providing emergency assistance to clients experiencing crisis, these include but are not limited to, people having recently fled human trafficking or domestic abuse, or experiencing mental health crises including suicide ideation. Our duty function provides an immediate and short-term response, focused on enabling people to rapidly access services and entitlements.

This is a demanding role, requiring excellent organisational and communication skills, ability to work sensitively and remain calm under pressure. Significant numbers of the people we assist are survivors of torture or trafficking and many are dealing with high levels of distress or trauma.

We have a genuine occupational requirement to recruit only a female member of staff on this occasion (Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010) as this role will require the provision of emergency responses to women who have recently fled human trafficking or other SGBV situations that require a trauma-informed response.

Meet the team

Our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links Department is based in Glasgow City centre with a Scotland-wide remit. We are an extremely busy department, assisting roughly 3000 people per year and working across almost every aspect of the refugee experience.

We focus our services on the most vulnerable. Our clients are often facing complex institutional barriers and or undergoing a period of crisis including suicide ideation, trauma, human trafficking, destitution and abuse.

The British Red Cross has a long tradition of providing practical and emotional assistance to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees. Our trained volunteers provide much needed support to thousands of people every year, helping them to access local services and adjust to life in a new country.

The role might be for you if...

  • You understand and can advocate on behalf of clients regarding issues relating to refugees and vulnerable migrants (including rights and entitlements)
  • You have a working knowledge of current policy and legislative developments in the asylum and Immigration field and understand immigration legal parameters and safe practice
  • You are an excellent communicator, including ability to communicate with people from other cultures and those whose first language is not English. This may include experience providing sensitive, safe and empowering support to distressed people in vulnerable situations
  • You have great organisational skills - responding to and prioritising a range of competing demands and have a good working knowledge of using IT tools for planning, managing and monitoring casework and projects
  • You're a team player who delights in the knowledge that our team comes from many different backgrounds, and the common link we all share is our love working with people and supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society
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Service Coordinator - Neighbourhood Links

  • Full time
  • £19,276
  • Dalkeith (requires travel within the Midlothian area)
  • Closing 18th June 2019

The British Red Cross are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Independent Living team as a Service Co-ordinator. This exciting position is for someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is able to lead and motivate people.

Working as a Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for building strong positive relationships and liaising with hospital staff and other medical professionals in the community, including GP surgeries, to receive patient referrals. You will be evaluating and analysing the outcomes of the services, assigning incoming referrals to support workers, monitoring the service delivery, ensuring service health and safety, evaluating progress, overseeing record-keeping, recruiting, engaging and managing volunteers, attending hospital meetings, and ensuring the team works together seamlessly.

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