- Full time, 35 hours per week
- Starting salary: £25,000 per annum
- Deadline 29th October 2021
- Location: London
- Click here for the full job description and application pack
The ideal candidate is someone with lived experience of the asylum system and/or homelessness, someone who is passionate about equality and has the ability to connect and empathise with vulnerable people whilst maintaining strict professional boundaries.
Micro Rainbow will provide training and on-going support. Whether you are a newly granted refugee, a graduate looking for your first full-time job or simply someone who is committed to LGBTQI equality, we would love to read your application.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Replying to new enquiries by email, speaking to LGBTQI asylum seekers on the phone, booking and undertaking risk assessments;
- Making referrals to other organisations and partners for counselling, housing, legal and other support;
- Assisting LGBTQI asylum seekers to move into Micro Rainbow Housing and to find alternative accommodation when their NASS ends and they need to move out from their NASS accommodation;
- Delivering the one-to-one moving on work of Micro Rainbow including, for each beneficiary, sessions on opening a bank account, registering for Universal Credit, drafting a “moving on” plan;
- Supporting Micro Rainbow’s residents regularly by phone and in person; the latter may require travelling to Micro Rainbow’s safe houses;
- Assisting refugees to find mentoring, employment, access training or education and refer them to relevant organisations and companies;
- Assisting with the organisation and promotion of Micro Rainbow’s employability workshops with its corporate partners;
- Keeping the CMS up to date and undertaking admin and office tasks as required;
- To support the team as required.
Any other task that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Micro Rainbow’s operations and impact.
- Ability to show empathy and connect with vulnerable people
- Outgoing, personable
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Demonstrable commitment to LGBTQI equality
- Excellent IT skills (internet, Outlook, MS Office package)
- Excellent attention to details
- Ability to network and forge new partnerships
- Ability to work well as part of a small team
- Willingness to undertake DBS and CTC checks
- Knowledge of refugee issues
- Knowledge of LGBTQI issues
- University degree
- Previous experience in similar work is desirable, but Micro Rainbow will provide full training
- Lived experience of the asylum process and/or homelessness.
LGBTQI refugees are strongly encouraged to apply.