Project Coordinator - Merseyside SNAP Project

09 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Project Coordinator - Merseyside SNAP Project
Location: Merseyside
Contract type: Fixed term initially until end of May 2020
28 hours per week
Salary: £19,276 - £20,240 per annum, pro rata (Plus Market Supplement £1887 pro rata)

Could you be responsible for developing, co-ordinating and delivering the wellbeing and integration activities in our Strategic National Asylum Project (SNAP) across Merseyside?

You will support the development and delivery of specific access to integration and wellbeing activities through the Merseyside SNAP Programme area.

You will be working to develop, strengthen and support the Merseyside SNAP Partnership to maximise the impact and reach of the project across the whole of Merseyside. This will be through contributed learning and insight gained from these lead activities to support the project aims.

You will focus on enabling those we support to have access to services, opportunities to have their voice heard, and contribute to decisions affecting their lives.

This is a varied and challenging role, requiring excellent communication skills, ability to work sensitively and remain calm under pressure. You will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and is part of our England NLCF Strategic Programme, which is also delivering in Portsmouth and South Yorkshire.

Meet the team
The Merseyside SNAP programme is built upon the solid foundations of our previous lottery funded project, which was based in Liverpool from 2013 to 2018. The work of that project has been expanded and re-focused alongside increasing the geographical remit of the project to include the whole of Merseyside.

We will work closely with our SNAP partners Asylum Link Merseyside (ALM) and Refugee Action to support refugees and asylum seekers. We will provide improved access to information and casework support for those service users who have complex needs as well as providing wellbeing, social and skills based activities for refugees and asylum seekers in their local communities.

The project will be developed and delivered alongside our existing core destitution, casework and welcome services.

This role might be for you if
* You have experience working with vulnerable people with complex needs and knowledge of issues relating to refugees and asylum seekers.
* You understand issues relating to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants (including rights and entitlements) and have experience in providing sensitive, safe and empowering support to distressed people in vulnerable situations.
* You're a team player; you're able to work as part of a team within what can sometimes be a high-pressure environment. You will have experience supporting, managing and developing volunteers.
* You're a great communicator with the ability to adapt your communication based on the audience. You will be IT literate and be confident to use email, word processing, database and spreadsheet packages.
* You're flexible in your approach to work. You'll need a willingness to undertake travel throughout the area and support the delivery of group sessions as agreed with manager.

Closing date for applications is 23:59, Sunday 17th November 2019. Interviews will be held on week commencing Monday 2nd December 2019.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) Pro rata
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

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