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Job vacancy: Detainee Support Service Co-ordinator

Friday, December 01, 2017

Job vacancy: Detainee Support Service Co-ordinator

Would you like to make a difference to immigration detainees at Campsfield House?

Asylum Welcome is seeking a service co-ordinator to manage volunteers who visit detainees at Campsfield House and who provide advice and casework. The service aims to promote the safety of detainees, reduce isolation, enable them to understand and exercise their rights and make their voices heard.

You will possess empathy, sound judgement and experience of working in or managing a high-quality, volunteer-run service. You will understand the U.K. immigration system and how detention is used within it and be able to develop professional relationships that enable you to achieve positive outcomes.

Asylum Welcome encourages former detainees who are ‘experts by experience’ to consider applying for this position.

Hours: 15 hours a week over 3 days a week, with possibility of extended hours

Salary: £12,000 p.a. (pro rata £28,000 FTE)

Closing date: Sunday 31st December 2017

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Job vacancy: Volunteer co-ordinator

Friday, November 03, 2017

Would you like to work at the heart of Asylum Welcome?

Asylum Welcome is seeking an experienced manager to co-ordinate and support our large community of 180 volunteers, celebrate their successes and replenish the pool with new recruits.

Based at our Welcome Centre in East Oxford, you will have a key role in Asylum Welcome’s small team of expert staff. You will supply our service managers with volunteers so they can sustain our busy, welcoming, high-quality services for asylum seekers, refugees and detainees.

With excellent people skills, you will need an organised approach, empathy and sound judgement.

Hours: 21 hours a week (3 days)

Salary: £16,500 p.a. (pro rata £27,500 FTE)

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 26th November 2017.

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Bishop Steven is the new patron of Asylum Welcome

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Asylum Welcome is delighted to announce that the Right Reverend Dr. Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, is to become the charity's patron. Bishop Steven has a deep interest in the welfare of refugees and is keen to support efforts to enable them to rebuild their lives. Asylum Welcome achieves that through a large network of compassionate and expert volunteers and through the support of people in all parts of community.

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