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World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, race, socio-economic backgrounds, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out in our roles.

Current Vacancies

Job Title: Employment Advisor – REP

Closing date: 1st August 2024

Salary: £28,350 – £30,450 depending on experience

Location: South West (Bournemouth or Dorset preferable) – 25% travel to local hubs expected

Contract: Fixed term contract to June 2025


World Jewish Relief created the Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees in 2016 and today we are the largest provider of specialist employment support to refugees in the UK.

We are delivering employment support in the South West of England as part of the Refugee Employability Programme (REP). Support, which will follow our STEP model, is offered to refugees to develop their skills and identify the opportunities they need to secure sustainable employment. We now have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Advisor to join the team providing support to clients across the South West of England.

You will provide employment support to refugee clients enrolled in the Refugee Employability Programme (REP) and help them to achieve their employability goals. You will be the main point of contact for clients enrolled in the project, delivering one on one support across a variety of employability activities including updating CVs, writing cover letters, searching for jobs, applying for jobs, finding volunteering, work experience and training opportunities and preparing for interviews.

You will work to a variety of performance targets based on the progression outcomes of clients such as voluntary and work placements and achieving and sustaining paid employment.

About you

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Experience in successfully supporting refugees into sustainable employment
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges faced by unemployed people to finding work, including those who first language is not English
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance and supervising a caseload of clients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT skills and the ability to work remotely with confidence
  • Knowledge of using salesforce or other similar CRM system desirable
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to work with clients with varying levels of English
  • Ability to network proactively and build relationships with employers and external agencies

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays. After 2 years’ service holiday entitlement increases to 25 days.
  • Pension scheme – we contribute 5% to the World Jewish Relief pension scheme.
  • Life Insurance – up to 3 times salary to nominated beneficiaries.
  • Health Cash Plan – cash back to cover the costs of dental treatment, optical care, specialist consultations and a range of complementary therapies.
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential advice or support with any personal or work. related concerns or free counselling if needed.
  • Season ticket / travel to work loan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • On Friday the office closes at 3pm.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We invite and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out for this role. You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must share our desire to assist those who need help based on their vulnerability, not their identity, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

To apply

Please upload your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet you the criteria in the person specification.

Job Description 

Job Title: Trust Fundraiser

Closing date: 1st August 2024

Salary: £31,000-£33,000 depending on experience

Location: Hybrid between our office in NW2 and working from home

Contract: Permanent


World Jewish Relief provides life-saving and life-changing action to people in crisis around the world. We work with our trusted local partners to help people survive the consequences of conflict and disaster, to thrive and rebuild their lives. We deliver programmes using our expertise, with urgency to achieve maximum and sustainable impact for those within and beyond our community.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and organised Trust Fundraiser with outstanding written communication skills to join our friendly, hard-working, and ambitious Major Giving Team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing relationships, reporting, and application cycles for Trusts and Foundations
  • Leading on our prospect research programme to identify new funding sources
  • Working closely with colleagues in the programme team to identify projects suitable for prospective funders.
  • Using our database of potential donors, write quality and compelling proposals to attract new and significant sources of funding.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records, meeting notes and project restrictions on World Jewish Relief’s database (Raiser’s Edge).

You should have:

  • Proven track record of fundraising within a trusts, statutory, or a grants role, or other relationship management/business development positions
  • Experience of researching and developing proposals for funders, clients, or other stakeholders
  • Experience of building both narrative and financial reports for funders, clients, or other stakeholders
  • Highly developed writing skills – the ability to write compelling and accessible proposals, reports and appeals

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays. After 2 years’ service holiday entitlement increases to 25 days.
  • Pension scheme – we contribute 5% to the World Jewish Relief pension scheme.
  • Life Insurance – up to 3 times salary to nominated beneficiaries.
  • Health Cash Plan – cash back to cover the costs of dental treatment, optical care, specialist consultations and a range of complementary therapies.
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential advice or support with any personal or work. related concerns or free counselling if needed.
  • Season ticket / travel to work loan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • On Friday the office closes at 3pm.
  • We encourage flexible working and offer a range of flexible working options

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We invite and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out for this role. You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must share our desire to assist those who need help based on their vulnerability, not their identity, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

To apply

As part of your application, we ask you to demonstrate your suitability for the role by answering the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Why does this role appeal to you?
  • Referring to the Job Specification, what skills do you have that will enable you to excel in this role?

Job Description 

 

Job Title: STEP Employment Advisor

Closing date: 1st August 2024

Salary: £28,350 – £30,450 depending on experience

Location: Remote, with one day a week travelling to different locations within the UK for workshop delivery

Contract: Fixed term contract to 30th June 2025


About us

World Jewish Relief created the Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees in 2016 and today we are the largest provider of specialist employment support to refugees in the UK.  STEP aims to support and empower people with experience of forced migration through a tailored employment programme that addresses the complex barriers refugees face in preparing for, and ultimately finding, work in the UK.

STEP for people seeking asylum is an exciting new specialised programme, working with people in the asylum system by providing high quality advice and guidance and delivering group pre-employability workshops. The post holder will play a pivotal role from the start of this programme in its first year of delivery.

You will prepare participants for employment (where appropriate) and help them to achieve their chosen training and employment objectives. You will work to a variety of performance targets based on the progression outcomes of participants such as successful delivery of workshops, completion of training courses, volunteering, and achieving and sustaining paid employment.

The STEP Employment Advisor will work remotely, and can be based anywhere in the UK, however you will need to be able to travel regularly for community outreach, engagement and workshop delivery.

About you

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Proven experience or knowledge within the refugee employment sector
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people seeking asylum when accessing pre-employment activities or employment (when they have the right to work)
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance and supervising a caseload of clients
  • Experience of designing and facilitating group workshops
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good IT skills (CRM Database, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to work with clients with varying levels of English
  • Competency in a second language desirable g. Arabic, Amharic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tigrinya, Ukrainian

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays
  • Pension scheme – we contribute 5% to the World Jewish Relief pension scheme.
  • Life Insurance – up to 3 times salary to nominated beneficiaries.
  • Health Cash Plan – cash back to cover the costs of dental treatment, optical care, specialist consultations and a range of complementary therapies.
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential advice or support with any personal or work. related concerns or free counselling if needed.
  • Season ticket / travel to work loan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • On Friday the office closes at 3pm.
  • We encourage flexible working/working from home and offer a range of flexible working options

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

World Jewish Relief values equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and we encourage applications from candidates of all ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, sex, sexual orientations, ages, disability, faiths (or non), marital status (or non), that meet the criteria set out for this role.

We are striving to build a team reflective of the communities we work with. People with refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds are experts by experience and are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. If you have first-hand experience of forced migration, please let us know in your application. Additionally, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all the requirements that are listed within the person specification.

We respect that people’s identity is not defined by their past experiences and do not expect candidates to describe their lived experience during the interview process unless they wish to do so.

You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must be committed to our faith-based values of Justice, Kindness, Repairing the World and Welcoming the Stranger. We are inspired by these values to work beyond our community, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

To apply

Please upload your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet you the criteria in the person specification. Please refer to the person specification which shows which criteria will be assessed in your CV and cover letter.

Job Description

Additional Information

Our people are our greatest asset – without them we couldn’t do any of our fantastic work.

In return, we offer a range of benefits to support our employees in delivering their crucial role. The benefits package we offer includes:

Holidays

· 23 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays

· Holiday entitlement increases up to 25 days with 2 years’ service

· Option to buy/sell up to 5 days additional leave (pro rata)

Pension Scheme

· Workplace pension scheme, with 9% salary contributions – 5% from World Jewish Relief and 4% from employee

Life Insurance

· Free life insurance paying 3 times annual salary to nominated beneficiaries

Health Cash Plan

· Gives cash back to cover the costs of dental care, optical care, specialist consultations, flu jabs and a range of complementary treatments and therapies

Employee Assistance Programme

· Free confidential advice or support with any personal or work related concerns or free counselling if needed

Mental Health Days

· We offer up to 3 paid mental health days a year

Sick pay scheme

· We have a discretionary sick pay scheme with full pay for a period depending on length of service

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· To support employees when having a family, we offer enhanced maternity and paternity pay when on leave

Season ticket/travel to work loan

· An interest-free loan to cover the cost of a public transport season ticket

Cycle to Work Scheme

· Hire a bicycle to travel to and from work, through salary sacrifice

Flexible Working

· We encourage flexible working including home-working, reduced hours and compressed hours.

Training and Development

· We provide a range of training and development opportunities and encourage employees’ personal and professional development

Early finish on Fridays

· We finish work at 3pm on Fridays

World Jewish Relief is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation as we are guided by the Jewish values of Tzedekah (Justice), Hesed (Kindness), Repairing the World and Welcoming the Stranger. Our Jewish identity reaffirms the importance of being inclusive and respectful of all. We are an anti-racist organisation. It is important that World Jewish Relief is a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work or volunteer with us.

We are committed to delivering all our services to vulnerable people through locally led partner organisations whose voice, opinion, judgement and expertise is a critical driver in how our resources are allocated. This means that local partners make decisions and our funding gets to where it is needed most. We place significant trust in our local partners to so that they can lead their own work and guide ours.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff and volunteers regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, ethnicity, marriage or civil partnership, religion or belief which are “protected characteristics” under the Equality Act 2010. In addition, we will go beyond this and avoid discrimination on the basis of refugee/asylum status, in recognition of the work we do to support refugees in the UK.

As we work towards building a society based on equality and fairness, we recognise that we may not get everything right all the time but commit to a process of listening, learning and improving our approach.

Putting inclusion and diversity into practice

Over the last 2 years we have been proactively seeking to ensure we can be a more inclusive and diverse organisation. We’ve established a DE&I working group of staff, have brought in external experts to assist us understand unconscious bias and have had facilitated discussions with the team to assess and analyse our culture with a set of recommendations produced. We have amended our HR practices and our Code of Conduct, conducted a diversity audit, assessed our gender pay gap and are looking to further diversify our Board. Change will not take place over night but we are committed to improving our way of working to be more inclusive and diverse.