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Job: Project Support and Admin Officer, 16 hrs/wk – NJC Scale 4 – £8k actual

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2020-01-30T12:54:13+00:003rd December, 2018|Categories: Vacancies|

This post has been filled, but we've left the post up, as a reminder of what we've done. We are looking for a Project Support and Administration Officer to help our four Volunteers Managers with admin tasks, and to support the wider admin needs of LASSN. You can download a job pack from here: lassn.org.uk/jobs Salary: Scale 4 SCP 18-21 £18,870 – £20,541 (pro rata – actual £8,160 – £8,883) depending on experience Hours: 16 hours a week Location: LASSN office Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 2nd January 2019 This post is initially offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract, however it is our intention to seek ongoing funding for this role. The person we choose will enjoy working flexibly in a small, friendly team, and will see this role as an opportunity to gain experience and understanding of work with asylum seekers and refugees, and volunteer management. They will be confident working with IT (including Microsoft Office – and willing to learn WordPress, CiviCRM and Quickbooks)  and will have at least 12 months experience of working in an office environment, and performing administrative tasks to a high level of quality and accuracy. Their can-do approach, ability to see and solve problems and their 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. For an an informal conversation about the role, please phone Jon Beech on 07845 298047 We are holding an open evening for prospective candidates 18:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at our offices in Oak House. For details, and to book your place, please click on this link The closing date for applications is 9am, Wednesday 2nd January 2019 Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Wednesday 9th January 2019 Interviews will be held on Monday 14th January 2019 Refugees with relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: Volunteers Manager (Connecting Opportunities: Mentoring & Befriending) £26k

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2019-08-05T14:21:21+01:0025th October, 2018|Categories: Connecting Opportunities, Vacancies|

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. Salary: NJC Scale SO1 (SCP29-31) £26,470 - £28,221 Hours: 37 hours a week Location: LASSN office, Oak House, Leeds LS3 1EL Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 12th November 2018. People with lived experience of migration with relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications on a Job-Share or Secondment basis considered This funding for this post ends at the end of June 2019, although it may be extended. 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 Monday 12th November 2018; Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 17:30 on Friday 16th November 2018; Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2018 If you want to have an informal conversation about this role call Jon Beech on 07845 298047 during office hours. Download an application pack as a zip or download the separate documents below Background info on LASSN CO Advertisement CO Application form CO Cover Letter CO Volunteers Manager JD (Befriending) CO Volunteers Manager PS (Befriending) Final

We’re looking for new Trustees – can you help?

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2018-11-09T12:00:35+00:0027th July, 2017|Categories: Vacancies, Volunteering|

A well run Charity needs great Trustees, so we thought we'd ask if you'd be interested in helping us out, and join the Board. The Board of Trustees meet every couple of months to oversee the work of LASSN, and to make sure everything we do is in line with our vision and values.  You don't need previous experience, but you will need to share our desire to make LASSN the very best it can be, and a commitment to providing the best support possible to asylum seekers, refugees, and our volunteers and staff.  Click here to see a Trustee role description which goes into a bit more detail and explains what we're looking for.  At the moment LASSN's Board could really use people with legal, financial and IT expertise, and people with personal experience of migration - but if these aren't your strengths, we'd still love you to apply. Enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved go a long way. If you'd like an informal discussion of the role, please call Jon Beech, our Director on 07845 298047 or email him on [email protected]   If you'd like to be considered, please tell us a little more about yourself, and what you have to offer the Board using this online form. There are seven questions in total. Please scroll down and press the blue "Done" button when you've finished.   

We’re expanding our Befriending Project

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2017-04-24T13:12:38+01:006th April, 2017|Categories: Befriending, Vacancies|Tags: , |

Connecting Opportunities is a new project to increase integration in Leeds City Region by supporting the most socially excluded new migrants to tackle the complex barriers they face in integrating in their local areas, increasing their employability, or finding work. LASSN’s role in this partnership is to recruit and supervise volunteers who will provide befriending and mentoring support, to enable individuals to increase their confidence, improve their spoken English, and to understand and make stronger connections with their neighbourhoods and communities. We're looking for a Volunteers Manager to set up and 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. Click here for more information and to download an application pack. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants will be working together to offer tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training options for project participants. Connecting Opportunities will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund; it is a Building Better Opportunities project.

English at Home receives £370k Lottery Windfall

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2018-11-09T13:45:16+00:0016th August, 2016|Categories: English at Home, Headline posts, Vacancies|Tags: , |

We've just been told that we are to received more than 370k of Lottery funds to provide one to one English lessons to asylum seekers and refugees in Leeds who can’t access ESOL classes. Last year our English at Home programme enabled 140 people to learn English who couldn’t go to mainstream English classes because they had young children or disabilities. The 113 volunteer tutors provided 1,655 hours of one to one teaching. This grant will safeguard the service for the next 5 years, as well as increasing the number of lessons by 75%. "We’re really chuffed that the Lottery see the need for such a project in Leeds" said Jon Beech, Director of LASSN. “Cuts to mainstream English classes make it harder than ever to get a place, especially if you’ve got kids or a disability, or the classes are two bus rides away. 80% of the people we teach are women with children. The ability to write and speak English gives people confidence and enables them to take control of their lives, and to give something back. Saying hello to your neighbour, helping your child to read, or being able to understand your post – it sounds like a little thing – but it can be life changing. An hour a week spent learning English with one of our trained volunteers helps people make a home, helps people settle, and helps people to integrate.” LASSN will be recruiting two new Volunteers Managers immediately to meet the demand for lessons. “It’s such a shame” said Jon Beech “We have 5 or 6 people approach us each week, asking if they can volunteer to help someone learn English, and we have 5 or 6 people asking to learn English each week. For the last 2 months we’ve been turning volunteers away, because we don’t have the staff to train or support them. This funding is brilliant, because we can start saying yes again.” The two Volunteers Managers created by this funding posts have just been advertised, and details can be found here.