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Job: Refugee Council Community Development Worker-North Yorkshire, Full Time, Fixed to March 2024 £26,446

The UK government’s resettlement programmes (such as the VPRS, UKRS, ARAP as well as other UK Resettlement Schemes) support refugees who are selected and processed in the region of origin and brought to the UK with their status already determined. Under this scheme, a specific quota of refugees will be coming to the UK for resettlement. The Refugee Council has agreed to work in partnership with Migration Yorkshire and Local Authorities across Yorkshire and Humberside to deliver the regional programme.

The Refugee Council resettlement team provides advice and support for resettled refugees to help them adjust to live in the UK, access services and mainstream provision and establish community links. Working with the Resettlement Team Manager and the rest of the team, the Community Development Worker will enable newly arrived refugees to take an active role in their successful resettlement through initiatives involving both the communities of new arrivals and the wider community.

Working closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, the Refugee Council resettlement team in Yorkshire and Humberside promotes both the integration and independence of resettled refugees. By promoting successful resettlement through community development projects, helping newly arrived refugees fulfil their needs and aspirations for their new life in the UK and establishing strong links with the wider community. This post will work with refugees at different stages of the resettlement programme.

The post holder will be working from the Leeds office covering the North Yorkshire region and will report to the Area Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To enable newly arrived refugees to identify their needs and aspirations and play an active role in fulfilling them.
To assist resettled refugees to develop and take part in social, cultural, recreational and other community activities.
To develop community development initiatives that promote links between resettled refugees and the wider community, including established refugee communities.

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification found here

To apply please complete the application form found here and email it to [email protected]

For enquiries [email protected]

Interviews scheduled for W/C 16/05/2022

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