Come and Work with the Welsh Refugee Council
We are recruiting a Policy Officer to join the team at the Welsh Refugee Council. This is an important, interesting and exciting role to work on our new migration services in Wales project, funded by the Welsh Government. This is a great opportunity for you to be a key player in increasing the understanding of migration in Wales.
The overall purpose of the role is to support the development and delivery of the Migration Services in Wales project, which is a joint project of the Welsh Refugee Council and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at The University of Oxford. The post will support the management of the project, engage stakeholders, undertake scoping and small-scale research exercises, be a point of contact for information and guidance on migration policy and practice, and support the development and maintenance of the project publications and website.
Full details of the job description is available Here
Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd March, 2015 at 5pm
Date of interview: Wednesday 11th March, 2015
The project is due to finish on the 31st March 2017.
To apply, complete and email the Application Form to Bethan Roper or post to Bethan Roper, Welsh Refugee Council, 120 – 122 Broadway, Cardiff, CF24 1NJ.
Documents to download:
- Application Form – Word - Including the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire
- Application Form – PDF - Including the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire
Equalities and Inclusion Grant (EIG) update
It is nearly the end of the first year of the Refugee Inclusion project funded by the Welsh Governments Equality and Inclusion grant. This grant covers both core and project costs enabling the organisation to develop and grow, as well as focusing on changing policy, practice and perceptions to ensure that asylum seekers and refugees are safe and respected in Wales. This year we have:
- Moved the Cardiff office from Newport Road to Broadway, where we continue to have a flow of asylum seekers and refugees asking advice and accessing the internet to contact the new Asylum Help service.
- Re-launched our ESOL provision in partnership with the University of South Wales to deliver four ESOL sessions a week.
- Worked with stakeholders in Wrexham, Swansea and Cardiff to develop a Refugee Manifesto that we are already discussing with Welsh Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Plaid policy leads to ensure that the next programme for government includes our priorities.
- Organised a roundtable to learn from the Scottish Guardianship programme and start to develop a Welsh Guardianship model to ensure that asylum seeker and refugee children can access asylum information, welfare and support.
- Continued to put asylum seekers and refugees at the heart of policy and practice through working with DPIA to create a short film on Hate Crime and responding to relevant policy consultations.
- Delivered a successful Refugee Week Wales 2014 that had 15,000 people participating in 22 events with 40 participating organisations to include 7 refugee community organisations, over 44 nationalities and 5 media activities.
We are currently setting the objectives and work plan for 2015, if you have ideas or want to know more please let us know.
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