Registered Charity No. 1142919
Phone: 0121 788 1087 or 0798 551 1062 Email: info@entraideuk.org.uk

Work for Us

UASC Project Coordinator (£23,369.00 per annum)

We are currently looking for a Project Coordinator to work in partnership with the Child Asylum & Leaving Care Teams in Solihull and Warwickshire to support Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC’s) and refugee young people with some of the needs associated with their immigration status, experience of exile, and/or cultural identity. The role will involve facilitating UASC’s engagement via a fortnightly youth group in each local authority and regular leisure activities/ trips to decrease social isolation and loneliness, and improve connection and friendships among these young people.

The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and experience of supporting asylum seekers and refugees. Additionally, s/he will also have experience in youth and community work, preferably with young people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual with good organisational skills and able to work independently.

The role is initially for a year with a possibility of an extension,subject to funding.

To apply to the post, please download the Job Description and Application Form below. Please send your completed application to: info@entraideuk.org.uk copying giuliapizzolini@entraideuk.org.uk 

The closing date for applications is Monday 6th May at 5pm.

Volunteering Opportunities

We are currently looking for a number of volunteers to support the vital work we do.

Volunteer Befrienders

Volunteer Befrienders are matched to an individual asylum seeker or refugee. The aim for the volunteer is to support the person they are matched with

  • to familiarise themselves with the local area,
  • to help them integrate into the local community,
  • to gain access to other services and
  • to help alleviate the emotional stress caused by past trauma and the present asylum process.

Time Commitment:

Volunteers must be able to spare two to three hours per week on a flexible basis and some daytime availability is preferred even at weekends. Befriender matches vary in length of time. Volunteers must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of six months, attend regular supervision sessions and attend mandatory training.

Location:

We are based in Chelmsley Wood however, volunteers visit the clients in their own home so you must be prepared to travel some distance either by walking, car or public transport.

Homework Club Volunteers

Homework Club Volunteers will assist in running the homework club by helping co-run educational activities for young people and assisting with homework and educational tasks with other volunteers.

Time commitment : The Homework Club runs every Monday from 3.30-6.00pm. You will also be required to commit to regular supervision sessions with the Volunteer Coordinator and attend mandatory training.

Location : Entraide UK, Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church Centre, Hedingham Grove, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 7TP.

Volunteer Interpreters

Volunteer Interpreters support clients seeking advice by facilitating the flow of communication between clients with none/limited English and our advisors and where possible, interpreting written information

Time commitment : Our advisors make appointments during the week and will ask if you are free to support with interpreting. Volunteers will need to commit to regular supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator and attend mandatory training.

Languages needed :

  • Arabic                                                 French
  • Urdu                                                    Lingala
  • Pashto                                                 Tigrinya
  • Dari                                                     Kurdish

 Location : Entraide UK – Chelmsley Wood, Solihull.

Please email aliahussain@entraideuk.org.uk for further information and an application pack.

Fundraise For Us.

Entraide devote every financial contribution we receive to meet the needs of the people we support. We undertake various projects here in the UK and in Africa all of which require financial and human resources. If you would like to organise a fundraising event to support our work here in the UK or in Africa, please contact us on 01217881087 or by email: info@entraideuk.org.uk