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Job: Volunteers Manager (Connecting Opportunities), 37hrs/wk, £28k-£30k – Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network

  • Salary:  £28,000 – £30,000 depending on experience
  • Hours: 37 hours a week
  • Contract: 7 months (fixed). Funding for this post ends at the end of March 2023 
  • Location: LASSN office, 22-23 Blayds Yard LS1 4AD

People with lived experience of migration with relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a Volunteers Manager to  oversee the work of LASSN’s Connecting Opportunities: Mentoring and Befriending Project, to enable refugees and other migrants with a right to stay in the UK to increase their confidence, improve their spoken English, and to understand and make stronger connections with their neighbourhoods and communities.

The person we appoint will
• have at least 12 months’ experience of supporting volunteers,
• enjoy working flexibly in a small, friendly team.
• share LASSN’s commitment to ensuring asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants at risk of harm are safe, respected, supported and empowered to rebuild their lives free of persecution;
• have a commitment to helping ordinary people find ways of making Leeds a friendlier, more welcoming city.
• be confident working with IT (including Microsoft Office) and
• enjoy helping other people learn and acquire new skills.

Their can-do approach, and ability to complete tasks to agreed deadlines will play a key role in the smooth running of a team that values diversity, kindness, and high standards of support.

  • The closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 1st September 2022
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 9th September 2022
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd September 2022

If you want to have an informal conversation about this role call Jon Beech on 07845 298047 during office hours.

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

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