Young Roots is recruiting a Sessional Worker to run the Peer Support Project for 11 to 25 year old refugees and asylum seekers in Croydon. The Sessional Worker will oversee the peer-led English project from September, including monitoring and evaluating the sessions, and will also support the Project Worker to run a well-established youth group. The Sessional Worker will report regularly to the Service Manager. The role is funded until March 2019.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our small team of dedicated staff and volunteers supporting young refugees in Croydon. The post is 3.5 hours per week at £14 per hour and is based at our youth group near East Croydon station.
Deadline: 9am on Tuesday 14th August 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Start date: w/c 17th September 2018
To apply, please download the full job description and person specification, application form, and application guidelines. We recommend you read the guidelines, which contain advice on how to complete our application form, and our Youth Participation Statement, which outlines our commitment to a participatory approach. Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.
Please email completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline above.
Young Roots is recruiting a Head of Fundraising and Development.
If you’re passionate about supporting young refugees and asylum seekers and a brilliant fundraiser -Young Roots is looking for you!
Young Roots is a respected, ambitious charity focused on delivering services and support to improve the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers. Our primarily focus is in London, and we also run a summer camp in Lebanon and a smaller project in Nepal through trusted partners.
The Head of Fundraising and Development will be part of the Management Team influencing the organisation’s future. They will lead on fundraising activity and related communications delivery at Young Roots to ensure we have a diverse and sustainable funding base. This is an exciting opportunity to shape a growing charity and make a difference to the services and support we are able to offer.
We are looking for an experienced professional who enjoys putting together funding bids as well as thinking strategically and longer term. They will have a track record of securing grants and other funding, and have excellent communication skills with experience of workng with colleagues to construct meaningful projects that have real impact. The successful candidate will understand our values, be a motivated self-starter and exceptionally organised.
For the right person, we’re happy to be flexible on the required hours (between 21 and 35). While we’d like the postholder to work some of the week at either our Croydon or Brent office, we’re happy for some remote working too. All staff are enrolled in our pension scheme (NEST). The starting holiday entitlement is 28 days per year (pro rata) and staff are entitled to time off in leiu for any extra hours worked.
Deadline: 11:30pm on Monday 20th August 2018
Interview date: TBC
We have no Intern vacancies at the moment.
We have the following ongoing roles that we recruit volunteers for in Brent and Croydon, supporting our work with young 11 to 25 year old refugees and asylum seekers
Groups and Trips Volunteer to assist in running our weekly evening activities (including youth clubs and Football), occasional Saturday trips, and/or occasional week day trips during school holidays.
Volunteer Accompaniers to go with young people to appointments. Appointments will vary but might include going to the GP, solicitors or registering at college. For these roles we are especially looking for friendly, sociable volunteers who will be confident engaging with stressed or anxious young people, are adept at navigating London’s public transport, and are available on weekdays. This role is particularly suited to people with flexible schedules.
Youth Activity Volunteer to help with our youth activities 1 day per week. This is an office-based role that would be supporting the Project Worker with planning our youth activities and trips. It would also involve assisting with administrative tasks. Through this role you will gain experience in planning activities for young refugees and asylum seekers, as well as an understanding of the day-to-day working of a small charity.
Casework Volunteer to support our casework service 1 day per week. This is an office-based role supporting the Caseworker to make onwards referrals, complete grant applications and record information onto our database. It would also involve assisting with administrative tasks. Through this role you will gain experience in supporting young refugees and asylum seekers, as well as an understanding of the day-to-day working of a small charity.
Deadline: Rolling deadline. These positions will remain open until filled.
Interview date: TBC
Safeguarding training: TBC
Please download the job description and person specification for the roles (linked to above), our youth participation statement and application form. We highly recommend you read our application guidelines to see what we’re looking for in applications.
Completed forms should be returned to London@youngroots.org.uk
We have no trustee vacancies at the moment.