Senior Commissioning Officer - Refugees & Migration Team

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL
£35,745 - £43,857
08 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
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For existing employees a secondment may be considered, subject to eligibility criteria

Fixed Term Contract Until 30th April 2022

Birmingham City Council has been awarded £1.4milion through the Asylum Migration & Integration Fund deliver a significant partnership project which aims to prevent crisis and destitution amongst refugee and migrant communities in Birmingham.

The funding awarded is EU funding administered by the Home Office as the UK Responsible Authority. The partnership consists of third sector advice providers and other Birmingham City Council services. This is the second phase of this project – phase one having been delivered between Nov 2019 – Oct 2020, and phase two having started Nov 2020 with a provisional end date of 30 April 2022. The second phase builds on the learning from phase one and incorporates several new elements.

As the accountable body for the funding, the Council is seeking to appoint a Senior Commissioning Officer who can manage the project, as well as ensure that statutory agencies and other stakeholders realise the potential benefits from it.


In addition, the post-holder will be required to develop a commissioning strategy and options to continue to invest in services and projects, which can prevent crisis and destitution whilst promoting cohesion and integration amongst refugee and migrant communities. In their role, the successful candidate will also support the homelessness prevention strategy, as well as link across to community safety partnership and the Public Health division where policy, strategy and commissioning intentions relate to refugee and migrant communities.

The post will be part of the Refugee & Migration Team which is responsible for implementing the Council’s City of Sanctuary policy statement aims and commitments, which these projects make a significant contribution to. The post-holder will also be expected to work with colleagues in the team to share learning, join up resources and inform future commissioning and funding strategies concerning:

• Asylum dispersal

• Refugee Resettlement

• EU Settlement

• Wider integration and cohesion projects



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Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For any informal enquires please contact Bethany Finch on 07548123286 or

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non UK applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen that was already employed by BCC prior to 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.




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