VPRS Co-ordinator Job Vacancy
RAK is extremely proud to be working with the Royal Borough of Kingston (RBK) in welcoming the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families to our borough as part of the Government’s VPRS programme to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK during 2015-2020. Since March 2016, Kingston has been the home to 10 families from the programme.
We are looking to recruit someone to share our enthusiasm about the scheme with us and to work hard with the families in helping them integrate into our local community. This is an ideal opportunity for someone whose passion is supporting and enabling refugees. The role will involve supporting newly arrived Syrian families who have come to Kingston as part of the VPRS and meeting their specific needs, including introducing them to RAK services and connecting them with other community projects in the area they might benefit from. It is important that a candidate has experience of providing advice to vulnerable people and a good, working knowledge of the processes involved in supporting refugees with benefits, housing, access to services and general integration. The Project Coordinator is also responsible for supervising sessional interpreters and working with local charities in order to meet the needs of these families.
The successful candidate will have appropriate English language, project coordination and IT skills. You will have experience of managing caseloads, and working in partnership with other organisations and individulas. Arabic speaking skills is essential requirement for the job.
Contract term: 10 months fixed contract (extension is subject to funding)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £34,106 pa
Closing date for submitting applications: 25th March 2019
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For further details see VPRS Co-ordinator Job Description
The proposed interview date is 4 April 2019. If you are not invited to interview we regret that unfortunately on this occasion it means we have decided not to progress your application, there will be no further correspondence.