We are recruiting!

Join our team working to provide welcome and support to people seeking asylum in the Bradford district!

BEACON is recruiting for the following 2 roles:
Hosting Coordinator / CHAT English Club Coordinator

Hosting Coordinator

We are seeking to appoint a highly organised, self-motivated person to take on the coordination and development of our Hosting Project.

The project provides temporary accommodation in the homes of volunteer hosts to people who are at risk of destitution following a negative outcome at the end of the asylum process.

The Hosting Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, training and supporting a pool of volunteer hosts, managing placements and ongoing support for hosts and guests, developing relationships and liaising with referral & partner agencies, maintaining systems of monitoring & evaluation and working to adapt & develop the project.

Hours21 per week (to be worked flexibly including some evening work)
Salary£24,496 – £27,344 (pro rata) [NJC Pay Scale 5] dependent on skills and experience
Contract1 year with the expectation of continuation, subject to funding
LocationThis role can be home based or delivered from our office

base at Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX

The role will also involve some travel across the Bradford district to visit host homes and facilitate placements

Responsible toTeam Leader
Holiday entitlement and benefits28 days plus 8 public holidays (pro-rata); pension scheme available (3% employer contribution)
Deadline for applications12pm Wednesday 7th December 2022
Interview datesTuesday 13th / Thursday 15th December 2022

CHAT English Club Coordinator 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated and talented person to take on the coordination and development of the CHAT English Club.

CHAT provides a fun & friendly learning environment in which students can practise English conversational skills, build confidence and enhance wellbeing. A key element of the CHAT experience involves regular trips and activities in and around the Bradford district.

The CHAT English Club Coordinator will be responsible for the successful promotion, planning and delivery of the conversation class, including sourcing opportunities for additional activities, trips & experiences within an agreed budget and responsibility for the recruitment & supervision of a small team of volunteers.

Hours6.5 per week (must include 10am-12pm on Wednesdays)
Salary£22,369 (pro rata) [NJC Pay Scale 4, SCP 7]
Contract1 year with the expectation of continuation, subject to funding
LocationThis role will be based at Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX (some aspects of the role are suitable for home working)

The role will also involve some travel in and around the Bradford district to facilitate additional activities and trips

Responsible toTeam Leader
Holiday entitlement and benefits28 days plus 8 public holidays (pro-rata); pension scheme available (3% employer contribution)
Deadline for applications12pm Wednesday 7th December 2022
Interview datesTuesday 13th / Thursday 15th December 2022

These vacancies are exciting opportunities to play a key role in working to improve the lives of people seeking asylum in Bradford as part of a passionate team working in a supportive and friendly environment.

For further information, please contact Katy Armitstead, Team Leader beacon@beaconbradford.org / 07419 990578

To apply for either of these roles, please download the relevant job description / person specification and application form below:

Hosting Coordinator job description / person specification

CHAT English Club Coordinator job description / person specification

Application form

Please send completed applications to: admin@beaconbradford.org

Please note: CVs will not be accepted. Applicants must complete the application form provided. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Appointment subject to satisfactory references, evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and DBS check.

BEACON strives to promote equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience as a refugee or person seeking asylum

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