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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Vacancy - Refugee Council Volunteer Co-ordinator Reply with quote

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Volunteer Co-ordinator – Talks Team Project
(17.5 hours per week, temporary until Sep 07)

Grade 5
Salary £21,588 pro rata
Based Leeds
The Refugee Council is the largest charity working with asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, and provides services to clients in offices in London, Ipswich, Leeds and Birmingham. Volunteers are a key part of many of the services that support our clients and work alongside paid staff across the organisation.

The Refugee Council has been successful in obtaining Purposeful Activity Funding from the Home Office to run a Talks Team project. The aim is to deliver talks that will promote awareness, dispel myths, build stronger personable links between host communities and asylum seeker communities within Leeds and the surrounding area. The objective is to recruit asylum seeker volunteers to speak, organise and deliver talks, research material and develop presentations appropriate to schools and other audiences.

The post holder will be responsible for finding suitable volunteers, training them and ensuring they are properly supported. The project will involve approximately 30 volunteers, delivering up to 60 sessions in schools and community groups.

You must have at least 1 year’s experience of working with and supporting volunteers in a paid or unpaid capacity. It is necessary for you to have worked within a multicultural team with experience of planning and delivering training to a multicultural audience. It is important that you have an awareness of some of the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, particularly resettlement and integration needs. You must have the ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team, and to establish good working relationships with others, including external organisations. Knowledge of good practice in recruiting and supporting volunteers is required, with the ability to motivate volunteers and give feedback in an appropriate way. You must have good written and verbal communication skills including good IT skills in word processing, email and the use of the Internet. Your commitment to the work of The Refugee Council is vital along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the principles of Equal Opportunities.
Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 10th October 06@12 midday

An application pack can be printed from the global drive – recruitment folder – current vacancies

Alternatively contact Victoria Baker by email
(victoria.baker or by telephone on 020 7346 6723.
Please note that for operational reasons no applications can be accepted after the deadline.
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