Govan Community Project
Govan Community Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC042012

Govan Community Project (Scottish Charity No: SC042012) is a community based organisation working in south west Glasgow. 

Our purpose is: To achieve social justice in the areas of Govan and Craigton by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support, and integration.


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Bike Library Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Do you have a passion for cycling, including a working knowledge of bike mechanics, and an understanding of community development approaches?

We are recruiting a bike library coordinator for our new bike lending project at Moss Heights in Cardonald. The Bike Library will build on our community work in the Greater Govan area and create active travel and leisure opportunities, as well as affordable transport options for local residents and community members. We will also run activities as part of the Bike Library to build community cohesion and engagement with the library.

Your role will be to establish a bike lending library service in Moss Heights and be primarily responsible for its operation and fleet management/maintenance. You will also work with our Community Development Worker to promote community engagement with the project.

Our ideal candidate will be a very confident cyclist with a working knowledge of bike mechanics, as well as excellent organisational and record keeping skills and experience of organising group activities.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion, diversity and building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Asylum Support Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Govan Community Project have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Service Manager to join our team. If you are keen to lead a skilled, dedicated team and the delivery of services which really make a difference to the lives of people seeking asylum in Glasgow this role could be for you.

GCP’s advice and advocacy service provides advice and casework support to New Scots in the asylum process on a wide range of issues. Our service primarily focuses on supporting people who are destitute to access Home Office support and also includes our Early Intervention Project which delivers information workshops to newly arrived asylum seekers and provides follow up casework support, where required.

The Asylum Support Service Manager’s role is to provide operational management of the advice & advocacy service and the Early Intervention project.

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual, with a proven track record in direct service delivery in asylum support casework and managing a small team. You will have the skills and experience to support our casework team to deliver high quality asylum support advice services, manage capacity and be able to find creative solutions to adapt services in response to changing needs. You will be able to demonstrate developing and delivering services which underpin the values of co-production and empowerment. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Casework Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Govan
  • Closing 18th July 2021

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

We are recruiting for a new role of Casework Assistant. This role will support our Asylum Support Advice Service (14 hours) and our Food Project (7 hours).

The role will involve assisting both our Casework Team and our Food Project’s Co-ordinator through being a first point of contact and working with a person centred approach to identify client’s needs and either undertake basic casework, signpost to more relevant agencies or refer clients to the Asylum Support Advice Team for more in-depth asylum support casework. The casework involved in the role will include making referrals to other GCP internal services, signposting to external services and assisting clients with accessing foodbanks, healthcare, English classes, social groups and immigration advice.

Our ideal candidate will have evidenced experience of providing basic casework support to vulnerable individuals and be able to work with individuals in a trauma informed, person centred way to identify need. You will have a good working knowledge of the asylum process, the challenges around food insecurity for the asylum community and some knowledge of local community based support for signposting individuals to local organisations.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Operational Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2021

We have a new part time opportunity for an Operational Assistant to join our team. Based in our office in Govan, you will play a key role in our return to delivering face to face support post lockdown restrictions.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the office space remains an informal, welcoming space whilst ensuring a Covid safe environment for staff, volunteers and visitors. You will also have responsibility for providing some administrative support to the team.

Our ideal candidate will have an understanding and empathetic nature with an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals seeking asylum. An essential skill will be confidence in engaging with individuals who do not speak English as a first language. You will have evidenced skills and experience of working in an administrative role, with a high level of competence in the use of office applications such as word, excel, and google suite. You will have experience in providing a high quality reception service. You will be comfortable managing your own workload in what can be a busy, reactive environment.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2021

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting an asylum support caseworker to join our advice & advocacy team. Our casework service provides support, advice, advocacy and signposting for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow.

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Outreach Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th October 2021

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting an asylum support caseworker to join our advice & advocacy team for an exciting new role offering outreach casework in the East of Glasgow as part of a new partnership project between Govan Community Project and Cranhill Development Trust. Our casework service provides support, advice, advocacy and signposting for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow.

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations. Your role will involve providing a 1 day per week outreach service where you will be based with Cranhill Development Trust.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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