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.

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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.

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Outreach Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st 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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Homework Club Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Are you passionate about supporting young people with their school studies to support their educational attainment in a community based setting?

Govan Community Project is looking for a Homework Club Assistant to support a new development to provide support to children of secondary school age in the Mossheights are of Cardonald.

Based at our community flat, Homework Club was set up to support children and families from the asylum and refugee community to understand and engage with the Scottish education curriculum, particularly where language barriers mean parents are not able to provide support.

You will provide a safe and welcoming environment where secondary school aged students can access support and a quiet space to focus on homework tasks and study sessions when required. Sessions for older children will be a combination of homework support and issue based support.

If you are skilled and experienced in working with children and young people and have an understanding of the additional attainment challenges for New Scots families, then we would love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in engaging with and supporting children and young people in either educational or community work setting, and have a commitment to the health and wellbeing of children. You must be able to commit to regular early evening and weekend working.

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Homework Club Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th March 2022

Are you passionate about supporting young people with their school studies to support their educational attainment in a community based setting?

Govan Community Project is looking for a Homework Club Coordinator to support our Homework club in the Mossheights are of Cardonald.

Based at our community flat, Homework Club was set up to support children and families from the asylum and refugee community with to understand and navigate a new educational system, particularly where language barriers can have an impact on families capacity to support their child’s education as they rebuild their lives in Glasgow.

You will provide a safe and welcoming environment where school aged children can access support and a quiet space to focus on homework tasks, and coordinate additional fun, informal learning activities which further enhance children’s learning experience and personal development.

If you are skilled and experienced in working with children and young people and have an understanding of the additional attainment challenges for New Scots families, then we would love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in engaging with and supporting children and young people in either educational or community work settings, and have a commitment to the health and wellbeing of children. You must be able to commit to regular early evening and weekend working.

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Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,945 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th April 2022

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

Govan Community Project is recruiting for an Asylum Support Caseworker within our Advice & Advocacy Team who provide 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 advice and casework 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.

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Advice Helpline Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,400 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th April 2022

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team and will be the first point of contact for community members calling our advice helpline. You will provide a telephone based triage support, exploring immediate needs of individual callers, including organising interpreters where required, processing new referral information into our advice CRM, processing internal referrals to other GCP services, arranging appointments with the casework team and signposting external to agencies/partners.

Working hours will be spread over 2 full days and 2 half days, and you will be required to be available for morning slots over Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality telephone based assistance, and be accustomed to supporting individuals remotely with low and variable levels of English.

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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Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,400 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd May 2022

Working within our advice and advocacy service, the Advocacy Worker will deliver an independent advocacy service to individuals in the asylum and refugee community by supporting and empowering individuals to express their views, wishes and choices as they rebuild their lives in Glasgow. The Advocacy Worker will ensure that individuals are able to remain as involved as possible in all decisions which affect their and their families lives.

Our ideal candidate will have working knowledge and experience of working in an independent advocacy role, combined with knowledge of the barriers to self advocacy faced by those in the asylum /refugee community. You will have a person centred approach to providing support and have a good knowledge of the rights and entitlements of individuals and families in our community.

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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Grants & Trusts Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th May 2022

Are you passionate about making a difference to New Scots rebuilding their lives in Glasgow?

Govan Community Project provides support to individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community and we are looking to recruit a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic fundraiser to manage and develop funding relationships with grantmaking trusts and foundations.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record in securing funding from grantmaking trusts and foundations in excess of £100,000 per annum. You will be experienced in securing both project based and unrestricted funding. You will have the skills and demonstrable experience to produce high quality, compelling funding narratives.

This is a fantastic 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.

For an informal chat about the post contact Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity on 07443964017 or email traci@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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