Refugee Programme Support Officer

To support the Refugee Programme Manager with the implementation of the Refugee Resettlement and the ‘Our Liverpool’ programmes, across Liverpool City Region. The post will be hosted by Liverpool City Council but will work across Liverpool, Halton, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral. 

Liverpool City Council has been awarded £2,448,658 from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Controlling Migration Fund to undertake a programme of work from April 2018-Oct 2020 across Liverpool and four other city-region authorities (Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens, and Wirral). The ‘Our Liverpool’ programme across the 5 LCR LA’s will deliver support to refugees to obtain mainstream benefits and housing freeing up emergency accommodation for the wider community, support to migrants to access employment easing pressure on job centres and family learning support to enable migrant children to access education more readily. In Liverpool, the programme will include initiatives to tackle migrant rough sleeping, provide specialist educational support to migrant children to free up pressure on schools and release the capacity of teachers and provide Community Development Officers, Family Support Workers and ESOL provision in Childrens Centres to enable migrants to use services more effectively, all of which contribute to better public services and a more cohesive society.

The ‘Our Liverpool’ programme will also enable Liverpool City Council and its partners to develop and deliver on their new refugee, asylum seeker and vulnerable migrant strategy which has the following outcomes:

  1. Refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants are able to thrive in safe, welcoming and cohesive communities and are able to build diverse relationships and connections.
  2. Refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants understand their rights, responsibilities and entitlements and are able to exercise them to pursue full and independent lives.
  3. Refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants are able to access well-coordinated services, which recognise and meet their rights and needs
  4. Local policy, strategic planning and Liverpool’s influencing to central government which has an impact on refugees and asylum seekers are informed by their rights, needs and aspirations.

This post is fixed term for a year.

Salary: 23836  - 27905  GBP  year

Closing Date: 14-10-2019

Interviews scheduled for: 30th October 2019.

For more information and how to apply, please click the link below:

http://lccjobs.liverpool.gov.uk/details.aspx?id=P1LFK026203F3VBQBV77VF6FT&nPostingID=5648&nPostingTargetID=51283&mask=lccext&lg=UK

 

 

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