British National Overseas Project Manager (BNO)
British Nationals Overseas Project Manager (BNO). Regional role.
Department - West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (WMSMP)
Responsible to: Lead Officer
Grade: Grade 7 Fixed term for 12 months with an extension subject to funding.
Location: flexible working from home/office
In response to the opening of a new visa route for Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) status holders to settle in the UK, MHCLG will fund 12 “Welcome Hubs” across the UK. These "hubs" will be virtual in the main and will provide information and signposting to people arriving to the UK under this visa route, as well as to local authorities and stakeholders. The West Midlands Regional Strategic Migration Partnership (WMSMP) is one of 12 RSMPs across the UK who have been awarded funding to carry out this work.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the response to people arriving in the West Midlands from Hong Kong, to ensure that they feel supported to settle in the UK. This will include, but is not limited to:
- Mapping of services and community groups across the region and engaging with partners across all sectors to ensure they have knowledge of the Hong Kong BN(O) scheme.
- Commissioning and coordinating support services for BN(O) status holders.
- Working with the regional Police forces and BN(O) community groups and the VCSE to tackle hate crime.
- Triaging BN(O) status holders for additional support, for example with English Language or for those at risk of destitution.
- Working closely with central and local government colleagues, sharing best practice and relevant data to assist with the ongoing understanding of the needs and characteristics of BN(O) status holders.
You should be someone who is able to build excellent working relationships at pace with partners and stakeholders and be confident in communicating with a range of audiences, including diaspora communities whose first language may not be English.
You should be confident in problem solving, experienced in finding solutions to complex issues, committed to working in a rights based way and be able to tailor your responses to meet your audience’s needs.
As this is a relatively new project, you will need to be a motivated individual who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and adept at responding quickly to change. You will need to be flexible to meet demand, working with colleagues across all sectors to ensure that the service is tailored to meet the needs of the individuals arriving in the region.
The WMSMP, is hosted by Wolverhampton City Council, and funded by the Home Office and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It has the objectives of supporting West Midlands stakeholders across all sectors that deliver services to international inward migrants, or whose service is impacted by migration.
The WMSMP is a small team, where the need to work flexibly and collectively is crucial to the successful delivery of our programmes. The work streams of the Service frequently overlap, and this provides an opportunity for learning across all topics the service covers, as well as to develop excellent partnership and communication skills.
WMSMP is hosted by Wolverhampton City Council on behalf of the West Midlands region. It is funded by but independent from the Home Office. It supports stakeholders across all sectors that deliver services to migrants. It brings together senior representatives from Local Government, Home Office, national government, statutory, voluntary and community and private sectors. This specific role responds to work around BNO Resettlement
Questions about the role to: email@example.com
Interviews to be held 23 September 2021
Previous applicants need not apply
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