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Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme Officer

Employer: Oxford City Council

  • Reference: 001281
  • Published on: Mon 20/11/2017 09:50 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/11/2017 22:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Oxfordshire

The role
Oxford City Council has committed to accommodating a number of families seeking refuge. We are looking for someone who is committed to making sure refugees arriving through the Government Relocation Schemes are made welcome in Oxford and that they are given the support they need to settle into their new homes sustain their tenancies and build a life in our community.

The person we are looking for should have the skills to plan and prepare to meet the needs of the families’ arrival in Oxford and to provide families with practical assistance and support to assist them going forward.

Possessing excellent interpersonal skills while partnering a variety of key stakeholders you will play a key role in the successful delivery of this key and important project.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. We also scooped the Association of Public Sector Excellence Council of the Year award in 2015 and the Municipal Journal Best Achieving Council prize in 2014.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government. We are all about going above and beyond to improve outcomes for local people, and you might be surprised at the range and quality of services we provide.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 30 November 2017
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 14 December 2017

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Naomi Winnifrith on 01865 252737 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

How To Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs

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