Staff and Vacancies

Staff team

Director – Beth Wilson – beth@bristolrefugeerights.org

Welcome Team:

Welcome Team Manager (& Adult Safeguarding Lead) – Alice Cutler – alice@bristolrefugeerights.org

Drop-in Manager – Andrew McCarthy – andrew@bristolrefugeerights.org

Volunteer Coordinator – Risper Gikonyo – volunteer@bristolrefugeerights.org

Education Manager – Karen Davies – karen@bristolrefugeerights.org

Early Years Project Manager (& Child Safeguarding Lead) – Anna Burness – anna@bristolrefugeerights.org

Early Years Project Workers – Yvette Ngele, Afrah Hussein, Asha Ahmed 

Advice Team:

Advice Development Manager – Elinor Harris – elinor@bristolrefugeerights.org

Advice Worker – Deb Gubbay – deb@bristolrefugeerights.org

Advice Worker and Volunteer Coordinator – Cat Dowle – cat@bristolrefugeerights.org

Advice Assistant – Evie Oldfield – evie@bristolrefugeerights.org

Young People’s Immigration Project Worker – Chloe Woods – chloe@bristolrefugeerights.org

Young People’s Adviser Tom Daly – tom@bristolrefugeerights.org

Young People’s Advocate – Clare Peacock – clare@bristolrefugeerights.org

Pride Without Borders Manager – Tom Daly – tom@bristolrefugeerights.org

Central Office:

Fundraising and Communications Manager – Ruth Soandro-Jones – ruthsj@bristolrefugeerights.org

Impact and Communications Coordinator – Asli Tatliadim – asli@bristolrefugeerights.org

Office Manager – Sally Jones – sally@bristolrefugeerights.org

Finance Manager – Victoria Watt – victoria@bristolrefugeerights.org

Finance Officer – Dana Winsor – finance@bristolrefugeerights.org

BRR is recruiting for a Complex Needs Caseworker

This post is intitially a 6 month fixed term contract ending on 30th April 2021

Closing date for applications – Friday 2nd October at 12.00 mid-day.

Bristol Refugee Rights is seeking a Complex Needs Caseworker to start as soon as possible.  This post will work with our Welcome and Advice Teams to provide 1-1 support to some of our members who have the most difficult needs.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with people with mental health problems and multiple needs, as well as experience of negotiating between the voluntary sector and statutory agencies.  They will have sensitivity to working with culturally diverse communities and an understanding of the ways in which views about mental health are culturally specific as well as the ability and psychological resilience to work with people in crisis and acute states of distress.

Hours – 30 per week

Salary – £22,625-£23,339 per year pro-rata (FTE £27,905 – £28,785 = NJC Scale SO1)

To apply please read the Recruitment Pack below which includes the Job Description and Person Specification.  Please complete the application form and return to us within the deadline.

Shortlisting and Selection for Interview

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 Policies on Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

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.

Our Policies on Safeguarding can be viewed here: Child Protection Policy/ Safeguarding Adults Policy

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’:
 age
 disability
 gender reassignment
 marriage and civil partnership
 sex
 pregnancy and maternity
 race or ethnicity
 sexual orientation
 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.

You can read our policies on: