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Refugee Resettlement Officer

Employer
Herefordshire Council
Location
Hereford, Herefordshire
Salary
£29,777 to £33,945 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
Reference
1647

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Housing
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Job Title: Refugee Resettlement Officer
Contract: Fixed Term until June 2025
Location: Plough Lane offices / working from home / mobile working 
Hours:  37
Salary: £29,777 to £33,945 per annum
Closing date: 21/06/2024
Interview: 03/07/2024
 

The role

As part of a small team, you will have a key role in providing resettlement support for those who have come to Herefordshire through the Homes for Ukraine scheme as well as Afghan resettlement schemes. 

You will be working across all the schemes, which includes refugees being housed in their own accommodation as well as those living with sponsors. You will provide support to help refugees settle into their new home and community, which will include help with finances, accessing education and schools, health and well-being services, either providing direct support or sign posting to others.  

Your aim is to empower those you support so that they understand life in the UK with the aim of independence and integration within the local community.

 

About You

We need someone who can hit the ground running to join our team.  You will need to have

  • knowledge of the needs of refugees together with experience of providing support to refugees or other vulnerable people.
  • excellent interpersonal skills, able to work with people from a range of backgrounds and be enthusiastic about the role you will play in improving people’s lives
  • knowledge and understanding of the support that will be needed, including welfare benefits, housing, education and employment support
  • strong administration and IT skills, including experience of maintaining accurate records and working to specific guidance and procedures
  • a good educational standard – NVQ level 3 or substantial relevant experience
  • a full driving licence and access to a car for work as you will need to travel on a regular basis throughout Herefordshire.

If you have applied previously and were not successful, but you have gained new skills and experience since that you can evidence, we welcome your application.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with Nina Bridges, Service Manager – Refugee Resettlement and Migration Support, please contact

CWrecruitment@herefordshire.gov.uk




We Offer
• A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
• Starting Salary of £29,777
• Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
• Career progression: clear pathways to progress
• Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum with line manager approval.
• Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
• Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
• Payment of professional membership fees
• Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. 


Why Choose Us?
You will probably have heard a lot about how beautiful it is in terms of countryside and open spaces (and it is!) but there is so much more going on here, including world-class cultural assets like the Mappa Mundi, vibrant theatres and a thriving food and drink sector.
One of Herefordshire’s biggest assets is the strong and diverse communities. Our Talk Community approach brings that together supporting people to help themselves, encouraging them to help their communities and identifying how communities can help individuals. Our ambitious transformation programme aims to further build on this to offer an all-age approach. We’re excited about the potential of what we can achieve for the benefit of all residents of Herefordshire, stronger together and building brighter futures. 
To find out more about what it’s like to live, work and thrive at Herefordshire Council please visit our dedicated recruitment website: www.spiritofherefordshire.com. 


Reasonable Adjustments
Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: enquiries@hoopleresourcing.co.uk. 

Creating an inclusive workplace
Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.
Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans.   

How to apply
To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role. If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Community Wellbeing is connecting and belonging to the place where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community. 

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity.
All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
•  Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•  Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; 
• We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.

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