Staff

Head of Services – Croydon

Are you passionate about supporting young refugees and asylum seekers to improve their lives and reach their potential? Do you have exceptional partnership development skills and the drive to lead dynamic teams to have a real impact?

This exciting role will lead on the development and operations of Young Roots’ services and projects in Croydon and surrounding boroughs. The Head of Services will be focused on ensuring Young Roots’ activities are values and outcomes driven, with excellent processes for project design and delivery. You will have a passion for youth participation and building on the strengths of young people. You will be focused on developing strong local partnerships and influencing local practice and networks. You will be the key contact for grants relating to Croydon, and be vital in developing funding partnerships and reporting our impact well. The Head of Services in Croydon is the organisational lead or deputy lead on Safeguarding. You will provide excellent leadership to your diverse team, have a focus on staff wellbeing, and devote time to your Senior Management Team responsibilities.

You will need to be excited to work within the framework of Young Roots’ values and have considerable experience of working with young refugees and asylum seekers. Excellent leadership and team management skills are required, along with a deep working knowledge of the UK asylum and social care systems for young refugees and asylum seekers.

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for this role.

Young Roots is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with lived experience of the asylum system.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27 September 9am

Interviews: Thursday 7 October.

CVs will not be accepted. Please send your application form to london@youngroots.org.uk

Documents

Job description and Person Specification

Application form

Application Guidelines

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

Communications Volunteer

Hours: half a day per week

We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

We are looking for 1 volunteer to join our Fundraising and Development team from September 2021. The F&D team is committed to building strong relationships with our supporters and partners, and to sharing the voices of the young refugees we work with and the insights of our fantastic delivery teams in Brent and Croydon.

As Communications Volunteer, you will work directly with our Communications and Impact Manager to assist in social media production and management, to create engaging content in line with our brand guidelines and tone of voice.

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

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk 
For questions about the role, please call Melanie on +44 07874860953 

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 london@youngroots.org.uk .

Youth Club Volunteer – Brent

Hours: Thursday from 4.45pm to 8pm, at least twice a month.
We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to join our weekly Youthclub in Brent from October 2021. The youthclub is a space where 11-25 year old refugees and asylum seekers come to hang out, do workshops and activities and seek support with issues in their lives.

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 supporting statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk .

Sport and Advice Hub Volunteer – Brent

Hours: Wednesday from 4.45pm to 8pm, at least twice a month.
We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to join our weekly Sport and Advice Hub in Brent from October 2021. The Sport and Advice Hub is a space where 11-25 year old refugees and asylum seekers come to play football, cricket and other sports and also seek support with issues in their lives.

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 supporting statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk .

Recruitment process
Trustees
We have no trustee vacancies at the moment