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Refugee Engagement Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/10853
  • Published: Mon 09/05/2022, 10:01 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/06/2022, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,920 - £27,661 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Refugee Engagement Officer

Team: Budget and Support Services, Children's Services 
Job Family - Advising CBG8
Salary: £24,920 - £27,661 per annum
Hours: Part time, 18.5 hours per week
Base Location: Working from home with some meetings at Priory House, Watling House
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  6th June 2022
Interview Date: w/c 20th June 2022

More about the role:

We have a rewarding opportunity to support the Council’s work with the national Refugee Resettlement Programme.  You will co-ordinate the financial support that is offered by the Home Office to our provider who assists resettled refugee families in Central Bedfordshire, ensuring timely information is provided and recorded on our systems.  You will act as the point of contact for the provider and for the Home Office for questions, queries, resettling new families and signposting to support services that are available. 

We welcome applicants with experience in finance administration, safeguarding and who have a keen interest in supporting families who are vulnerable.

The work is challenging and stimulating and will suit a candidate who has:

  • An understanding of current Council finance system, raising PO’s, processing invoices and payments.
  • An understanding of the needs of families with children so to provide advice to the provider when there are queries / questions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Great organisational skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines
  • A passion for achieving positive outcomes vulnerable people.  

Join us, take advantage of being part of a successful team with the chance to learn, progress and make a difference. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion or queries about this position, please contact: Joy Piper joy.piper@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 4649.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  

Safeguarding:

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at ncs@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.