Job title: Programme Support Officer Asylum Seekers and Displaced People
Department: Children Young People and Education
Location: Croydon Council (CR0)
Grade / Salary: Grade 8; £37,443 - £39,264pa
Hours of work: 36 per week / Monday – Friday
Contract type: 12month FTC/Secondment Opportunity
The post holder is tasked with supporting the development and delivery of a programme of work that harnesses and co-ordinates actions across the Council and its partners including health, schools, the police and the voluntary, community and faith sector to support asylum seekers and displaced people during their time in Croydon.
They will have experience of supporting programmes and multiple projects, stakeholders and service users within a programme environment.
The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination, analysis and reporting of a cross-council programme of work in support of displaced people in the borough including refugees and asylum seekers and those supported by the Homes for Ukraine scheme
They will provide co-ordination and an overview of the work with voluntary, community and faith groups in Croydon to mobilise support for displaced people, including any Council small grant programmes subject to funding.
They will take responsibility for the delivery of some smaller projects within the programme.
Benefits of Working With Us
- · A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
- · 29 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
- A range of CPD opportunities to support your development
- Career Progression opportunities
- Investment into your staff well-being
- Good management support, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work
Why Join Us
- Our teams consist of experienced professionals at various levels
- The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties
- The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
- You will join an established team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise
- You will have the support of an extremely knowledgeable and understanding manager
- Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.
The suitable applicant will have the following;
- The post holder will have knowledge of programme and project management concepts, principles and practices gained through experience and development.
- The postholder will have a clear understanding of the principles, values and behaviours that underpin public service.
- Experience of supporting programmes of work and projects within a dynamic and changing environment.
- Experience of working across organisational boundaries e.g. private, public and voluntary, community and faith sectors
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Recruitment and Selection Timeline
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 3 December 2023
Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check