SPRING Front of House Coordinator

City of Sanctuary Sheffield is looking for a sympathetic and friendly person to coordinate support for refugees at the Sanctuary, as part of the Sheffield Project for Refugee Integration & Growth (SPRING)- a new European funded initiative that will offer holistic support to empower and enable refugees to meet their potential and integrate into the local community.

SPRING will help to address some of the gaps identified in the 2016 Review of Asylum Needs. It brings together six core organisations – Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS), City of Sanctuary Sheffield (COSS), Citizens Advice Sheffield, Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English (SAVTE), Sheffield City Council (through the LAASLO worker) and the mental health charity SOLACE.

VAS is the lead partner managing the contract, with the services and support operating out of City of Sanctuary Sheffield’s’ new city centre premises at The Sanctuary, creating the ‘one stop shop’ envisaged in the 2016 Needs Review.  It will enable services and volunteers to coordinate activities and effectively signpost refugees, making their journey better supported and less stressful.

Citizens’ Advice will increase specialist advice, SAVTE will offer high quality English tuition, linked to practical and work-based situations.  VAS’ New Beginnings project will provide volunteering support and increase employment support with particular reference to Universal Credit. Sheffield City Council’s LAASLO worker will provide move on support to new refugees helping with that transition period, and for the first time in Sheffield, refugees will be able to access specialist counselling from SOLACE.

 

For Job Description and Person Spec please email [email protected]

Applications must reach us by 5pm on Monday 17th December 2018

We will let you know whether you have been short-listed by the end of Thursday 20th December 2018. The interviews will be held on Monday 14th January 2019.

 

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