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Asylum Guides Coordinator

The Welsh Refugee Council are working with Refugee Action to deliver the Navigating Asylum Partnership project funded by Comic Relief.  We are looking for a Asylum Guides Coordinator to co-ordinate the project.

About

We are a charity with 30 years’ experience working with asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.  We are driven by a passion for human rights, equality and social justice and a desire to make Wales a welcoming nation of sanctuary for those seeking our protection.

We help victims of torture, persecution and war to build futures in Wales through specialist advice, support and advocacy services.  We provide urgent support for those in the asylum process and seek to ease the transition to life as a refugee. The WRC is well recognised and respected across the sector and its core business is to:

  • provide specialist advice to asylum seekers and refugees
  • support Refugees to become integrated into Welsh society
  • work in partnership to meet the complex needs of our service users
  • develop and influence public policy and understanding.

Background of the Post

The Navigating Asylum Partnership will address the individual, organisational, policy and bureaucratic barriers to a fair, just and effective UK asylum system.  We want to create changes through our capacity building partnership with frontline organisations supporting people seeking asylum, our Asylum Guides network enabling people seeking asylum to access justice and support, and our Stand Up For Asylum campaign in which Experts by Experience will play a leading role.

The partnership will support 5775 people seeking asylum in the UK and will give them more power to navigate the asylum system.  Our Asylum Guides will empower them to understand the UK asylum system, their rights and options within it through 121 and group-based interventions, thereby increasing their resilience and confidence to assert their rights, navigate they asylum system, develop local connections, and a sense of belonging.

7 Frontline charities covering 7 regions of the UK will improve people’s ability to effectively navigate their asylum journey. This UK network will take a more preventative approach and work together in peer support and to establish learning networks.

We will support people seeking asylum and refugees who have gone through the system to raise their voice as activists and experts calling for a fair and effective practices.  We will recruit and train volunteer Experts by Experience to speak out and influence the issues that they have identified as critical to change.

Job Description available for download here

Additional Information

Duration:  3 Year funding

Report to:  Programme and Partnership Manager

Location:  Cardiff and satellite offices

Short-listing : 22 September 2020 

Interview date the 29 September 2020

To Apply:

Please download the Application form below:

Application Form

Please email your completed application form to recruitment@wrc.wales

Please note CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date for applications:  18 September 2020

Due to the high number of applications we will not be able to get back to everyone.