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Vacancy: Volunteers Manager (Connecting Opportunities: Befriending and Mentoring)

Salary: NJC Scale SO1 (SCP29-31) £25,951 – £27,668
Hours: 37 hours a week
Location: LASSN office, Ebor Court, Westgate, LS1 4ND
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 8th May 2017

The post is part of Connecting Opportunities, which is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund; it is a Building Better Opportunities project. The post is for a fixed-term of 2 years.

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.

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 refugees and other migrants at risk of harm are safe, respected, supported and empowered to rebuild their lives;
  • 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.

You can phone Jon Beech on 07845 298047 for an informal conversation about the role.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 8th May 2017;

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by the end of Tuesday 16th May 2017;

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th May 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Download an application pack here (2,891KB zip file) or download each document individually, by right clicking and selecting “Save link as…”

Background info on LASSN 74.5 KB
CO Advertisement 622.5 KB
CO Application form 637.5 KB
CO Cover Letter (DB) 284.8 KB
CO Volunteers Manager JD (Befriending) 602.3 KB
CO Volunteers Manager PS (Befriending) Final 596.3 KB
Criminal Records Statement 212 KB
LASSN Annual Review 2015 451.8 KB

 

Charity Number: 1092647

Company Number: 04228876

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