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.
Hours – 22.5 per week preferably including Tuesdays and Wednesdays (minimum 9 month contract)
Starting salary £13,490 (Pro rata to FTE – £22,183 – NJC point 12)
Salary after training (expected to be after 3 months): £15,191 (Pro rata to FTE – £24,982 – NJC point 18)
Bristol Refugee Rights is seeking a Member Participation Organiser Trainee and Maternity cover to start as soon as possible. This post will work closely with our existing Member Participation Organiser for a period of around 3 months, shadowing and training. They will then cover Maternity Leave for a minimum 6 months.
Our ideal candidate will have lived experience of the asylum or immigration system and will speak one of our community languages. They will have experience of using their voice or lived experience to influence others. They will be keen and able to learn and develop new skills.
The aim of the training period is to give the successful applicant a chance to gain experience working in a voluntary sector organisation, to learn skills in supporting people with lived experience to speak out, and to allow time to learn about all of BRR’s work and understand how the organisation functions. During this time the successful individual will have time to identify skills they want to develop and access training and support to work on these. Stepping up to the maternity cover will provide the opportunity and experience of leading and shaping the work.
We believe BRR is a great place to work and would like to invite anyone who is interested in this post to come along to an online session at 12.30 on Wednesday 4th August where you can ask any questions you may have about the role or the organisation. If you would like to come along please email and we can let you have the details.
Please download the recruitment pack and the application form from below on this page. If you would like some help with this or with filling out the application form please contact our Volunteer Manager
The closing date for application is Sunday 8th August and we are hoping to interview on Wednesday 18th August. Please send your application to
In line with our recruitment procedures all disabled applicants and applicants from a refugee or asylum seeking background will be offered an interview if they fully meet the person specification of this post. We think our organisation will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications people of all backgrounds as we believe that each person brings their own valuable experiences to what we do. If you would like to discuss how your particular experience or skills might translate into the criteria set out for this job please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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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