Homes for Ukraine Officer
Work Redbridge Homes for Ukraine Officer
1-year Fixed Term Contract
Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
Work Redbridge, the Councils employment support and job brokerage service is seeking to grow the team to delivery of our Homes for Ukraine Programme, to support residents into sustainable employment, working closely with the Homes for Ukraine team in Families Together, Work Redbridge and BEAM.
As the Homes for Ukraine Officer, you will work closely with the Work Redbridge Employment Advisor to support a caseload of Ukrainian refugees living in Redbridge, with a focus on ensuring they have access to English Language learning opportunities, volunteering, and training pathways to move residents into sustainable employment. The postholder will also provide translation and interpreting on behalf of Ukrainian refugees and deliver informal ESOL conversation classes to individuals and small groups to improve language skills.
We are looking for someone who can speak fluent Ukrainian and/or Russian with demonstrable experience of supporting refugees in the community. Experience of teaching informal ESOL or conversation classes in the community and providing interpreting and translation services is desirable.
You will be an integral part of the Work Redbridge Team and support the work of other team members to achieve key priorities including meeting targets and delivering externally funded provision.
Benefits include access to the Local Government pension scheme and a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days min for full time employees plus bank holidays and an additional statutory day.
To apply for this role, please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/jobs
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.