About Jon Beech

I joined LASSN as the Director in December 2013. I've a particular interest in mental health, ethnicity, and helping people make sense of their world and their community.

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Vacancy: Admin and IT Coordinator

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2024-02-09T13:23:41+00:009th February, 2024|

VACANCY: ADMIN AND IT COORDINATOR Salary: Salary: NJC Scale 5/6 Spinal Column 12-22 (26k - 31k pro rata) depending on experience Hours: 16 – 20 hours a week (to be agreed with candidate) Location: LASSN office, Leeds LS1 4AD) Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 19th February 2024 LASSN is looking for an experienced senior administrator to provide LASSN with administrative and IT support and to develop and maintain effective admin systems to support LASSN’s Volunteers Managers and volunteers. The Admin & IT coordinator will work alongside the Office Manager and Director to provide Support to Volunteer Managers with the recruitment of volunteers, arranging training, and completing background checks), Support with basic bookkeeping and financial admin, Technical support to LASSN colleagues and volunteers who access our online systems (Office365, Sharepoint and CiviCRM) and help with setting up and troubleshooting devices, Administrative systems that are simple to use and enable the smooth running of the Charity, The person we appoint will Be a confident and experienced administrator with at least a couple of years of experience working in a public-facing office, Be an excellent communicator, in person, online and in print – and committed to building the confidence and capabilities of everyone at LASSN, Be confident in their approach to everyday IT tasks - and able to share this with colleagues and volunteers with a wide range of experience and abilities, 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; Enjoy working flexibly in a small, friendly team – and alongside 300 motivated and talented volunteers and supporters from a wide variety of backgrounds, Be committed to helping ordinary people find ways of making Leeds a friendlier, more welcoming city. Their can-do approach and ability to complete tasks by agreed deadlines will play a vital role in the smooth running of a team that values diversity, kindness, and high standards of support. Applicants must send a letter (no longer than 1200 words) explaining how they fulfil the Person Spec and why they are suitable for the post. Please send this letter via email (marked “Admin and IT Coordinator”) to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 9 am Monday 19th February 2024 Shortlisted candidates will be informed by the end of Tuesday, 20th February 2024 Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 27th February 2024 People with lived experience of migration with relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Job Pack About LASSN Job Description and Personal Specification Criminal Records Statement Equality and Diversity Policy Phone Jon Beech (Director) on 07845 298047 for an informal conversation about the role. Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network: Charity Number 1092647  

LASSN AGM, 20th January 2024

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2024-01-20T07:58:30+00:0020th January, 2024|

Where is it happening?  Saturday 20th January 2024 11.30-12:00, followed by a celebration of LASSN in 2023, food and performances All Hallow's Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds LS6 1NP Please note there is limited parking at the church itself, so please park elsewhere unless you have mobility difficulties. Papers and presentations The AGM Agenda A year in the life of LASSN More information on CIOs Only members can vote to amend LASSN's constitution. We prepared this information pack for members, to inform their vote.

Refugee Job Fair in Leeds 7th November

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2023-10-16T07:46:08+01:0016th October, 2023|

Migration Yorkshire, the Refugee Employment Network, EY and DWP are excited to invite you to the Refugee Job Fair in Leeds on 7th November. The event will take place at Leeds Civic Hall and is open to anyone living in the Leeds and Wakefield area.  During the fair, you will: Get a chance to meet various employers who have live vacancies across a range of sectors Get support and advice to navigate the barriers related to employment Get advice around education and training opportunities Meet the start-up and business support providers There will be support with language translation on the day. To book your free ticket, please follow the Eventbrite link and pick one time slot (each slot offers the same access to employers and support organisations).   If you have any questions, please email [email protected] Source link

Children and Young People Resettlement Fund England

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2023-10-06T15:57:57+01:006th October, 2023|

The Government has recently announced a Children and Young People’s Resettlement Fund.  This competitive fund will provide grants to Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisations and Local Authorities in England for projects that address the specific needs of children and young people on pathways from Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. The goal is for funded projects to have a positive impact on the lives of these young people in England, both in the short and longer-term, and to contribute to our understanding of effective interventions. Funding can be used, for example, to access mental health support, counselling and therapy, displacement-focused support, peer group workshops and school-based interventions. English language courses, employment training and support into higher education are also encouraged to help young people integrate better into their local communities. Up to £2.5 million is available in funding across 2023 to 2024 (£800,000) and 2024 to 2025 (£1.7 million) for projects. To find out more about applying, please check out this prospectus from the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communties website: and on Find a Grant: The deadline for applications is 11.59am Wednesday 1 November. Source link

How to Complete Application Forms Workshop – Tuesday 19/09/2023 1PM

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2023-09-15T12:52:40+01:0015th September, 2023|

Completing Application Forms – Tuesday 19th September 2023 Open to refugees and people who have fled the conflict in Ukraine In this session you will: Learn about different types of application forms Find out how to fill out an application form Get help on structuring your responses To join please contact Elliot on 07943027922 or [email protected] Address: PATH Yorkshire, 29 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3PD Source link

Upcoming Employability Sessions (Application forms, CV writing, interview skills) for Refugees from PATH Yorkshire – 9th May-10th June 2023

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2023-09-06T21:29:56+01:006th September, 2023|

PATH Yorkshire have arranged for a range of employability workshops in Spring. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Sessions are open to refugees and those who fled the […] Source link

Writing About Skills on a CV Session for Refugees – 6th of June 2023 at 13:00 to 14:30

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2023-09-06T19:23:41+01:006th September, 2023|

In this session you will: Think about the skills you have Learn how to write about your skills Find out the purpose of a CV See what information to include on a CV Plan out your own CV, ready to complete with an advisor This session is open to refugees and people who have fled the conflict in Ukraine. The session will be held at: PATH Yorkshire, 29 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3PD Source link

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