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 Staff can be contacted by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Wilson – Director (works Mon – Fri)
Alice Cutler – Welcome Centre Manager & Adult Safeguarding Lead (works Tues – Fri)
Andrew McCarthy – Drop-in Manager (usually works Tues-Thurs)
Risper Gikonyo – Volunteer Coordinator maternity cover (usually works Tues-Thurs)
Karen Davies – Education Manager (works Tues – Fri)
Elinor Harris – Advice Development Manager (works Tues & Thurs)
Deb Gubbay – Asylum Support Project Coordinator (usually works Weds-Fri)
Cat Dowle – Advice Team Casework and Volunteer Coordinator (works Mon – Thurs)
Chloe Woods – Young People’s Project Manager (works Mon-Thurs)
Tom Daly – Young People’s Adviser (works Tues – Thurs)
Clare Peacock – Young People’s Advocate (works Tues & Fri)
Ruth Soandro-Jones – Fundraising and Communications Manager (works Tues – Fri)
Laura Francis – Community Engagement Assistant (Tues)
Sally Jones – Office Manager (works Mon -wed)
Dana Winsor – Finance Officer (works Wed – Fri)
Victoria Watt – Finance Manager (works Wed)
Anna Burness – Early Years Project Development Manager (works Tues – Fri)
Katalin Ismail – Early Years Project Deputy Manager
Yvonne Ngele – Early Years Project Worker
Afrah Hussein – Early Years Project Worker
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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