Staff

Casework Manager (Croydon)

Hours: 28 hours per week (4 days, Tuesday to Friday, with regular Thursday evening work).   
Salary: £36,773 FT equivalent + 5% pension contribution   
Location: Croydon office and working from home    
Direct reports: Senior Caseworkers (x3) and casework volunteers  

The Young Roots Casework Service aims to improve the life chances of young refugees and asylum seekers and support them to reach their potential by accessing their rights and entitlements.   
The casework team is providing intensive one-to-one support and advocacy to young refugees 11 to 25 years old living in Croydon/ South London.   

The Casework Manager will be responsible for overseeing the Croydon Casework Service and they will also work closely with the rest of the Croydon delivery team to deliver our weekly Advice and Support Hub in Croydon (Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm). The role will suit a dynamic, supportive, and enthusiastic manager with a deep understanding of the challenges young refugees and asylum seekers face in London.   
The Casework Manager will be employed 4 days (28 hours) per week.   

To apply, please read all supporting documentation, complete the application form and send at london@youngroots.org.uk, FAO Despina Tsiakalou 
Please note that we do not accept CVs.  

Deadline: Monday 5th July at 9am 
Interviews: Monday 12th July (online) 
Start date: ASAP  

Documents

Job description & Person specification
Application Guidelines
Application Form
Youth Participation Statement

Recruitment Process

Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome BAME candidates and those with lived experience of migration and the asylum system to apply. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities.
Young Roots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not automatically prevent you from being considered for this role.

Recruitment process
Volunteers

Trips Volunteer – Croydon

We are looking for 2 trip volunteers to join our Croydon team from August 2021 and help us day trips during school holidays (August, October, December 2021). Previous trips included: Go-Ape, bowling, climbing wall, London Eye, Tate Modern.

Please download the role description and person specification here.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk by Tuesday 15th June. Interviews will take place online on Tuesday 22nd June (pm).

Advice & Support Hub Volunteer – Croydon

We are looking for 2 volunteers to join our weekly advice and support hub Croydon from August 2021. The Hub is a space where 11-25 year refugees and asylum seekers can come for advice from a range of partners, including immigration and mental health support.  The advice hub is currently running in-person, alongside our youth club in Croydon every Thursday from 4:30pm to 8pm at St Mary Magdalene Church, Canning Rd., CR0 6QD (near Lebanon Rd tram stop). As a volunteer you would be required to attend the whole session, two times per month.

Please download the role description and person specification here.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk by Tuesday 15th June. Interviews will take place online on Tuesday 22nd June (pm).

Casework Assistant

Hours: 1 day per week 

We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

Young Roots is looking for 3 volunteers who are natural advocates with a passion for working with young refugees and asylum seekers. We will prioritise applications from those people who speak the main refugee languages (Arabic, Tigrinyia, Amharic, Kurdish Sorani).

You will be very organised. You will be competent with Microsoft 0365 and thoroughly computer literate. You will be adaptable to changing circumstances, and excellent at problem solving.  You will be happy working independently, supporting a busy team.

Please download the role description and person specification to learn more.

If you would like to apply to this position, please send your CV and a supporting statement to rehab@youngroots.org.uk by May 28th.

Recruitment process
Trustees
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