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Job Opportunity- Volunteer Development Worker, with SBASSG.

JOB ADVERTISEMENT– Volunteer Development Worker, Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

· 21 hours a week

· 2 year post, funded by Tudor Trust

· Based in Swansea

· Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions

About Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

We are a volunteer-led registered charity, run and managed by our members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. We give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support and educational and recreational opportunities.

We are seeking someone to help us

· Build our capacity and sustainability by encouraging existing and new members to contribute to the organisation in different ways – be it through practical tasks or governance

· Improve our existing services by mobilising additional voluntary help

· Help us identify and prioritise opportunities for new volunteer-led work

The successful candidate will:

· Understand the challenges faced by asylum seekers and refugees

· Communicate effectively face to face and in writing

· Encourage and support people in a wide range of voluntary roles

· Work with us to develop new projects and put them into action

· Work on your own initiative within guidance offered by the line manager and management committee

· Be available for frequent work on Friday evenings (5.30-7.30) and for 2.5 hours each Saturday.

Ideally you will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum. However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd July 2017 9.00am

Interview date: 18th or 19th July 2017
Application pack for Volunteer Development Worker