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

  • Advertised from 12th October 2020
  • 36 hours per week. Funded to 30 September 2021
  • RIA1020


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

Application notes

Closing Date: Sunday 25th October 2020 23:59 p.m.

Interviews: to be confirmed but expected to be Tuesday 3rd November

Please note that it is the policy of Scottish Refugee Council to start new employees on the lower end of the specified salary scheme. Feedback can only be provided to applicants who reach the interview stage.

Application packs are available on our website:

Completed applications should be emailed to by the closing date of Sunday 25th October 23:59 p.m.

This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

Scottish Refugee Council is working towards being an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex and sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership status.

Scottish Refugee Council is a Registered Charity. Charity Number: SC008639

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.