The fantastic team of volunteers at BRR is fundamental to the work of the organisation. Without the energy and commitment of volunteers we simply could not deliver our services.
BRR is recruiting into 2 part-time assistant posts to help our busy teams.
We are looking for an Assistant for our Advice Team working with the Volunteer & Casework Coordinator to recruit, train and support our volunteers. This post is for 15 hours per week.
We are also looking for an Assistant to support our Community Engagement project. This project aims to ensure our members voices are heard in our community by training our volunteers in public speaking so that they can attend events and tell their stories. This post will be helping our Fundraising & Communications Manager to recruit, train and support these volunteers, and is for 7 hours per week.
Due to funding both these posts are fixed-term until 31st March 2020.
Because of the part-time nature of these posts we would welcome applications for both posts or either post. If you would like to apply for both posts you only need to complete 1 applications – however, please make clear in the email covering your application that you are applying for both – and please ensure your application shows how you meet the criteria for both posts.
To apply for 1 or both positions please download the job packs (which contain the job descriptions and the person specifications) and application forms below. Instructions on how to submit your application are contained in the application form.
BRR is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and will therefore interview all applicants with a disability who meet the person specification for the job. In line with the positive action stated in our Recruitment and Selection policy BRR will also interview any applicant with a refugee or asylum seeking background who meets the person specification for the job.
Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) is committed to safeguarding all the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we come into contact with. BRR considers that safeguarding the welfare of child and young people is the paramount consideration in every situation and all staff, trustees and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. It is the duty of all those working with and for BRR to ensure that they have appropriate procedures to safeguard the wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults and protect them from abuse.
Bristol Refugee Rights operates Safeguarding Policies for the purpose of protecting Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. In accordance with these policies, and with our recruitment policy, we practice “Safer Recruitment”. All staff members are required to undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks. Enhanced DBS checks are also required for all Trustees and are for some volunteers depending on the volunteer role.
All staff, volunteers and trustees are required to undergo regular training on child protection and safeguarding. We are also vigilant to prevent abusers gaining opportunities – as staff, volunteers, trustees or visitors – to access those whom we regard as vulnerable, whether or not they come under any formal definition of vulnerability.
BRR Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
BRR aims to be an anti-discriminatory organisation committed to the promotion of equality and diversity and, in line with the Equality Act 2010, the elimination of all forms of discrimination on grounds of any of the following ‘protected characteristics’:
marriage and civil partnership
pregnancy and maternity
race or ethnicity
religion and belief
BRR will also not discriminate on grounds not covered by the Act such as immigration status, socio-economic disadvantage and trades union activity, and will encourage compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998.
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