Scottish Refugee Council
Scottish Refugee Council

Charity registered in Scotland SC008639

Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity based in Glasgow. We provide help and advice services to refugees and people seeking asylum in Scotland and advocate on refugee issues. The organisation plays a leading role in Scotland and the UK in the development of policy, strategy and services to refugees.


Current vacancies

Media Officer (News)

  • Full time
  • £27,913
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th December 2020

Scottish Refugee Council aims to be a strong voice in support of people seeking refugee protection. We speak out on refugee and asylum issues and campaign for a fairer and more humane asylum system in the UK and for a better deal for people rebuilding their lives here.

We believe the media has an important role to play in helping to achieve this. We are seeking a Media Officer working exclusively on news stories to make sure journalists have access to accurate information about refugee and asylum issues and to maintain a strong voice and presence in the media in support of people seeking protection in Scotland.

This is a busy and demanding role working within a complex political context. We are looking for someone with a strong background in news, either press, broadcast or as a press officer working with news within a charity or other organisation.

You will have an excellent and intimate understanding of how news works, with extensive experience of producing effective and quick reactive news lines for breaking stories or of reporting and producing news. You will have sound judgement and be able to think and act strategically while working quickly and to deadlines.

Please note that it is the policy of Scottish Refugee Council to start new employees on the lower end of the specified salary scheme.

This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,913
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th August 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national charity working to support refugees to build new lives in Scotland. A key element of our work is to champion the rights of refugees and advocate for fair and just policies and practice, ensuring those seeking protection have a platform to raise their own voices.

We are expanding our team to deliver this and are seeking two Policy Officer’s to help us deliver positive change. Working with teams across the organisation and in partner organisations you will lead on specific agreed portfolios of work for change.

Please note one Policy Officer’s work will focus on the protection and integration of separated children and the other will focus on the protection and integration of adults. You can express a preference for either post one your application but you will be considered for both roles.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th August 2020 23:59 p.m.

Expected Interview Date: Tuesday 1st September 2020

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Refugee Integration Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,470
  • Glasgow (temporarily remote working)
  • Closing 31st August 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is looking for an experienced operational service manager to lead a team of advisers to work with and support refugees and their families exiting the asylum system and building their lives in Scotland.

You will be responsible for line managing a team of Integration advisers. You will also work with key partners ensure effective referral systems to improve integration outcomes for newly granted refugees.

The post holder will contribute to the successful delivery of our New Scots Integration: a pathway to social and economic inclusion funded through the Asylum, Integration and Migration Fund AMIF. You will be accountable for the performance of the advice support in line with the project requirements.

We will be looking for proven experience of day-to-day staff and service management, including contribution to service development and improvements. Creative and innovative in approach, you have what it takes to lead change and improve performance. You have a willingness to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and processes when appropriate. Commercially aware, with a collaborative way of working, you have excellent communication and influencing skills, respect for others’ opinions and a real drive for results.

This post will be subject to a Discolour checks and you will be working towards OISC registration.

Please note that it is the policy of Scottish Refugee Council to start new employees on the lower end of the specified salary scheme.

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AMIF Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • Glasgow (temporarily remote working)
  • Closing 13th October 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is looking for an experienced Finance Officer to work in our small finance team to assist with the delivery of AMIF (Asylum Integration and Migration Fund) financial reporting targets by developing and preparing AMIF financial information for UKRA, managers, and partners in accordance with AMIF guidelines, organisational requirements, and/or statutory requirements

In addition, you will support the finance team to ensure compliance with the financial systems and controls in place throughout the organisation.

The post holder will contribute to the successful delivery of our New Scots Integration: a pathway to social and economic inclusion funded through AMIF. You will be involved in the financial reporting and monitoring of the budget spend.

We will be looking for proven experience of financial administration including using the SAGE financial system to post transactions, run reports and carry out control account reconciliations. You will also have experience of dealing with managers and budget holders at all levels to resolve and assist in their understanding of financial matters.

You will have excellent communication skills combined with an ability to work in a high pressure situation in a rapidly changing environment. You will have excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and to produce financial information within deadlines.

This post will be subject to Disclosure checks.

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Casework Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • Glasgow (temporarily home working - you will be provided with equipment to work from home)
  • Closing 18th October 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is an independent human rights charity that has been supporting and advocating for the rights of refugees since 1985. Our work involves the provision of services and support to refugees, advocating and campaigning for change and improvements to legislation and policy in Scotland and the UK and supporting the integration of refugees into society.

As a casework Volunteer Coordinator you will contribute towards the delivery of the New Scots Integration: a pathway to social and economic inclusion funded through the Asylum, Integration and Migration Fund AMIF in partnership with Workers Educational Association WEA, Bridges Programmes BP and Queen Margaret University QMU.

Your role in supporting the integration of new refugees will include working directly volunteers, providing support and supervision to enable them deliver the best quality service to refugees.

You will be degree qualified or demonstrate equivalent experience and have an understanding of issues affecting asylum seekers/refugees. It is essential that you have a demonstrable experience supervising and supporting volunteers and have a good understanding of issues effecting volunteering. You will have a good command of English, the ability to write clear and concise case management notes, draft correspondence and reports. You will be able to work in high pressure situations and have effective interpersonal skills including an understanding of cultural differences.

This post will be subject to a basic disclosure.

You will be working towards OISC level 1 registration and other standards appropriate to the role.

This role reports directly to the Refugee Integration Service Manager

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Employment Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,457 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (temporarily home working - you will be provided with equipment to work from home)
  • Closing 18th October 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is looking for an Employment Project worker to support the delivery of its Employment project by meeting with individuals to complete an assessment action plan which includes identifying barriers, supporting needs and opportunities to progress towards employment.

In this role, you will be a vital member of the team working directly with people on a one-to-one and will also support the delivery of employers focused training session. You will provide support, information and guidance to help individuals to make informed choices.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience of working with vulnerable groups and working with people whose first language is not English, as well as having knowledge of the employment and education process. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills combined with an ability to work in a high pressure situation in a rapidly changing environment. In addition, you will have to be able to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of IT systems.

You will be working with employers, and working closely with the Employment Support Officer, other colleagues and partners to provide a holistic service.

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Refugee Integration Advisor

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • Glasgow (temporarily home working - you will be provided with equipment to work from home)
  • Closing 25th October 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is an independent human rights charity that has been supporting and advocating for the rights of refugees since 1985. Our work involves the provision of services and support to refugees, advocating and campaigning for change and improvements to legislation and policy in Scotland and the UK and supporting the integration of refugees into society.

As a Refugee Integration Adviser you will contribute towards the delivery of the New Scots Integration: a pathway to social and economic inclusion funded through the Asylum, Integration and Migration Fund AMIF in partnership with Workers Educational Association WEA, Bridges Programmes BP and Queen Margaret University QMU.

Your role in supporting the integration of new refugees will include working directly with refugees, assessing needs, providing advice and advocacy. You will do this by coproducing a Holistic Integration plan with clear progression pathways in all areas of Integration.

You will be degree qualified or demonstrate equivalent experience, have an understanding of issues affecting asylum seekers/refugees and it is essential that you are able to work with vulnerable groups in a sensitive manner. You will have a good command of English, the ability to write clear and concise case management notes, draft correspondence and reports. You will be able to work in high pressure situations and have effective interpersonal skills including an understanding of cultural differences.

This post will be subject to a PVG Registration.

You will be working towards OISC level 1 registration.

This role reports directly to the Refugee Integration Service Manager

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Regional Integration Co-ordinator (South East Region)

  • Part time
  • £24,457 pro-rata
  • City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Dumfries & Galloway.
  • Closing 28th October 2020

We are currently recruiting a Regional Integration Co-ordinator (21.6 hours) to support the delivery of a new programme under the European Union Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF).

The overall goals of the programme are that refugees are effectively integrated into Scottish society, are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met; while communities are supported and prepared to welcome refugees and involve them in community life.

The scope of the programme is Scotland-wide and we are looking to recruit a co-ordinator to support the South East region, which covers:

• City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Dumfries & Galloway.

You will be working with refugee-led organisations, receiving communities and faith-based groups on a variety of projects as set out in the programme. We are looking for people with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development – preferably with experience of working with refugees.

In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs. Good team working skills are essential, as you will be operating remotely from the programme, your manager and the other regional co-ordinators.

The role is a regional one requiring regular travel throughout a designated area of Scotland for which travel expenses will be paid. A valid driving license and a car are therefore essential.

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Participation Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th October 2020

We are currently recruiting a Participation Office to provide maternity cover for nine months. This is a full time (36 hours per week) role to support the delivery of a new project under the European Union’s Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF).

The overall goal of the project is to ensure Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) across Scotland are effectively integrated into Scottish Society and are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met. As such you will be working closely with our partner organisation (Aberlour) as well as refugee-led organisations, other 3rd Sector and Private Sector organisations, to deliver UASC integration activities (e.g. youth conferences, inclusive democratic activities, volunteering opportunities etc.).

We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with children and young people.

Since you will be working with vulnerable children and young people, PVG registration is essential.

In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills both face to face and electronic, flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Good team working skills are essential as you will be often operating remotely from the project, your manager and your colleagues.

The contracted hours of work are to be worked over seven days and may involve evening and weekend work. You will, however, be expected to work such hours as are required for the efficient and conscientious discharge of your duties and responsibilities for which a system of flexi-time applies to this role.

The role is a national role requiring travel to designated areas throughout Scotland for which travel expenses will be paid. A valid driving license and a car are therefore essential.

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Community Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th November 2020

We are currently recruiting for a Community Development Officer (full time 36 hours per week) to join our Communities Team based in Glasgow. The role is required to support the delivery of the aims and objectives of the Glasgow Communities Fund project, which is a new project. The purpose of this project is to equip individual refugees, asylum seekers and their communities, with the confidence and competence to engage with local democratic processes, finding and implementing solutions that work for them and their communities.

The primary objectives of this role are to support the development and delivery of a leadership programme and capacity building training to refugee-led community groups and their representatives.

We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers and delivering training.

In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills both face-to-face and electronic, flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Good organisation and team working skills are essential as you will be enabling individuals and groups to get together to develop and achieve the project deliverables.

Working in the evening and weekends is occasionally required, for which we operate a flexi-time policy.

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Monitoring and Evaluation officer

  • Full time
  • from £27,913
  • Glasgow (temporarily home working - you will be provided with equipment to work from home)
  • Closing 29th November 2020

Scottish Refugee Council is looking for an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to work in our Services Department to assist with the delivery of our new integration project, New Scots Integration: a pathway to social and economic inclusion.

This programme is funded through Asylum Migration Integration Fund AMIF (EU Funds) and is partnership led by Scottish Refugee Council with Bridges Programme, Workers Educational Association and Queen Margaret University.

The primary objectives of this post are to support Senior Managers with the production of detailed quantitative quarterly reports on the interventions of this new integration project and to assist the team in developing and implementing evaluation framework to evidence our wider impact in supporting refugees to rebuild their lives in Scotland. This will contribute to build a robust set of evidence to inform the development of improved integration services.

We are looking for a person with a demonstrable ability to use a wide range of evaluation methods, manage large quantitative and qualitative datasets and have strong analytical skills to apply findings to a professional context. The post holder will also have excellent communication, team working and partnership working skills combined with an ability to work in a high pressure situation in a rapidly changing environment and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Please note that this is a re-advertised post and previous applicants for this position need not re-apply.

Due to current government guidelines, all staff of Scottish Refugee Council are working from home and are provided with necessary IT equipment. This post is based in Glasgow and staff at Scottish Refugee Council can apply for flexible working as per our policy.

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