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Post Detention Project Coordinator - Lived Experience Steering Group

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Samphire
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Dover, England, Reino Unido
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Publicado há 17 dias

Working to create a society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants

Post Detention Project Coordinator – Lived Experience Steering Group

Location: 54-56 Castle Street, Dover, CT16 1PJ

Travel: Primarily local, occasional national travel

Hours: Full time 37 hours

Salary range: £25,419-£27,514 depending on experience

About Samphire

Samphire is a registered charity (No. 1106667) that works to create a society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants. Samphire is committed to equality, human rights and promoting the benefit of lived experience expertise. Samphire’s work includes:

Job Purpose

The Post Detention Project Coordinator provides support to people released from immigration detention in UK with the aims of alleviating destitution, improving quality of life and developing integration and confidence. They coordinate expert by experience advocacy including the Post Detention Lived Experience Steering Group

Job Description

The role is primarily based in Dover supporting people who have been released from detention and quasi detention have their voices heard and rights met. Through our freephone helpline they will also advise former detainees on their rights and entitlements, enable them to access essential services and empower them to take action that will improve their lives. Through contributing to Samphire’s policy and advocacy work they will seek to influence the wider debate about migration for the benefit of our client group and society more generally.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Chair and facilitate the Post Detention Lived Experience Steering Group (comprised of experts by experience) arranging monthly meetings, keeping minutes and taking actions as agreed by the group
  • Recruit new members to the Steering Group
  • With the Legal and Migrant Support Manager research and draw up proposals to establish a similar mechanism to involve and support people who have been released from quasi detention
  • Organise training and other workshops for Experts by Experience
  • Monitor, evaluation and measure the impact of the Lived Experience involvement and advocacy mechanisms
  • Organise events including the Annual Conference
  • Along with the caseworker and manager act as an initial point of contact for people who have left immigration detention in the UK
  • To identify and help to resolve problems faced by people on release from detention through advice on welfare rights and entitlements, referrals, signposting and casework
  • Casework, including but not limited to, making phone calls, writing letters, filling in forms and wherever possible supporting self-advocacy
  • Assessing need and process emergency payments in line with Samphire policy
  • Signposting to local health and social care, education, asylum support, housing and NGOs like Migrant Help
  • Providing emotional support and compassion
  • Contributing to current and appropriate signposting and referral resources
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes and developments of immigration process, asylum support, legislation and guidance related to rights and entitlements
  • To liaise with other groups, charities and projects across the country working to support migrants
  • To work collaboratively with the Project Manager and Project Coordinator to deliver the project
  • To raise awareness of Samphire at Immigration Removal Centres
  • Speaking at public events about detention, lived experience expertise, race equality and Samphire

Qualifications and Qualities

Essential

  • Educated to a degree level or comparable qualifications
  • At least one year experience in a relevant role, paid or voluntary
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of diverse people
  • Commitment to protecting the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees and other migrants
  • General understanding of the asylum support system and immigration detention
  • Experience of immigration, race equality or human rights settings
  • Ability to organise and prioritise a workload.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.
  • High level of computer literacy including word processing, database/CRM record keeping and internet skills
  • Ability to work flexibly including occasionally outside normal office hours
  • Experience of, and sensitivity to, other cultures and awareness of cultural differences
  • Commitment to the principles of equal opportunities
  • Understanding of and commitment to confidentiality and GDPR compliance
  • Understanding of and commitment to safeguarding

Working Conditions

The role is based in Dover and will require some national travel. A Disclosure and Barring certificate (DBS) will be will be required. Samphire is committed to equality and are keen to receive applications from people with experience of immigration, particularly those with experience of detention. If you are a disabled person please contact us about your reasonable adjustments requirements

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Working to create a society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants

Post Detention Project Coordinator – Lived Experience Steering Group

Location: 54-56 Castle Street, Dover, CT16 1PJ

Travel: Primarily local, occasional…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Contrato / CLT
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    18 de maio de 2022
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
    Intermediário
Salário
GBP 25.419 - GBP 27.514
/ ano

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Excellent English. Additional community languages an advantage

Excellent English. Additional community languages an advantage

Localização

Presencial
56 Castle St., Dover CT16 1TN, UK

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