LOCATION: Initially working from home but in the long term this role will be based in either Manchester, Derby or London so applicants should be able to travel to one of those locations easily.
HOURS: 20 hours per week, over 4 days per week
SALARY: £21-24,000 pro rata plus 5% pension contribution
CONTRACT: Fixed term for one year
We have an exciting opportunity for someone familiar with the experiences faced by refugees and asylum seekers in the UK to help bring administration capacity to our external communications. This is particularly for our new ‘Hospitality Pledge’ initiative in partnership with Dr Krish Kandiah.
2021 has seen many new challenges and opportunities for local churches in the UK as they seek to welcome those seeking refuge to their communities. The government’s upcoming Borders and Immigration Bill has the potential to completely change the way that people are able (or unable) to seek refuge in the UK and recent news from Afghanistan has brought a new wave of empathy from the British public to welcome refugees to the UK. The Hospitality Pledge seeks to enable the UK Church to respond to these new challenges and opportunities, practically demonstrating the Biblical mandate to welcome all those seeking refuge in our communities. It will mobilize Christians to open their homes to those who need one, and encourage all churches to be intentionally welcoming communities to refugees and those seeking asylum.
The Communications Administrator will be responsible for a range of communications and related tasks, particularly (but not exclusively) within the Hospitality Pledge project, under the oversight of Welcome Churches. This includes working closely with the Hospitality Pledge Director to assist him in his everyday tasks and overseeing communications about the project for UK church and general audiences. They will also administer sign ups via our websites and ensure that the functionality of the website is sufficient as well.
If you would like to make a real difference to refugees’ lives and think you may have the skills and experience we need, please download the full job description and details of how to apply here.
In order to apply for this position, please submit a 2-page cover letter and CV to email@example.com by 9am on Monday 13th September. Interviews are likely to be conducted face-to-face, in Derby in the week commencing 20th September
Deadline for applications: Monday, 13th September 9am