We are looking for an experienced professional to develop the capacity of voluntary organisations in Leicester to help and support vulnerable or disadvantaged EU citizens across the various communities in the city, who may face issues with acquiring and managing their Settled Status and that of their family members.
New Europeans was established 10 years ago to support EU citizens and their family members. Working since 2018 in advising vulnerable EU citizens on securing an immigration status, understanding their rights after Brexit and managing their status as independently as possible. You can visit our website to learn more about our work with communities and EUSS information we provide.
This is a new post, funded by the Justice Together Initiative- to build on the Leicester-based New Europeans staff member, a qualified immigration solicitor of Roma origin to develop community based immigration advice services for vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with pre-settled status who need to apply to settled status. We are working together on this with our experienced partner Seraphus.
The post holder will contact and support community groups, including advice groups and specific EU migrant community organisations, with a view to helping them develop their understanding of the impact of the new immigration status required by EU citizens, and their capacity to help their beneficiaries struggling with status. The work seeks to equip community actors to understand what support they can offer and when they need to refer for immigration advice.
The post holder will build partnerships with grassroots communities and voluntary, legal and statutory organisations. You will expand provision of new face to face advice services in community venues, and also help our legal advisor in Leicester handle and prepare cases.
The right candidate will have excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills as well as strong prioritisation skills and ability to manage their own workload.
- Experience of project record keeping and reporting within the charity sector
- Willingness to work towards acquiring OISC (Level 1) accreditation
- Willingness to attend events during non-work hours occasionally.
- Willingness to travel (within the UK)
- Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office)
- Strong prioritisation skills and ability to manage own workload.
Preferably s/he would have some experience of community development and a good level of fluency in one of the EU languages used by the various communities.
New Europeans UK is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maximising staff wellbeing and creating an inclusive, safe environment. People with lived experience of migration, from Gipsy, Roma and Traveller communities, Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please see Job Description for details on how to apply.
Closing date for applications is extended to 11th August 2023 at 11 am
Interview dates (remotely) w/c 14th August 2023