London Welcome Project (LWP) seeks two new voluntary Project Coordinators to work in a small nonhierarchical team. The new Project Coordinators will need to be able to commit for a period of 6 months, and will need to be available on Sundays to coordinate sessions, as well as for some informal meetings and administrative tasks during the week. The time commitment is roughly 6-8 hours per week.
The role would suit someone wishing to gain experience of running a grassroots organisation. Experience of direct work with refugees/migrants would be desirable but not essential as would experience of running a project, facilitating group work, fundraising and managing volunteers.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Ensure the smooth running of Sunday sessions
- Manage kitchen and session volunteers as well as creating monthly volunteer rotas and ensuring that the sessions have adequate volunteer capacity
- Manage volunteer recruitment as well as inductions and trainings for new volunteers
- Coordinate activities and workshops for Sunday sessions
- Liaise with the housing association that runs the Stockwell Community Centre
- Research potential new funders and drafting funding applications as well as liaising with individual funders
- Liaise with other charitable organisations
- An understanding of the needs of asylum seekers and refugees
- Good administration skills, ability to use all Microsoft Office packages
- Experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage own time and workload
- Ability to work independently
- A positive approach to and able to motivate and support volunteers
- Sensitivity in dealing with people in distress
- Experience of volunteering in charitable organisations
- Experience of running a drop in session
- Experience in fundraising for small charitable organisations
- Knowledge of agencies relevant to the migrant/refugee sector
- Experience of managing volunteers
The Project Coordinator role is a voluntary position that requires a commitment of 5 to 8 hours from home during the week and running the Sunday sessions fortnightly. The Coordinators will be supported on their work by two trustees who have been running the LWP on a voluntary basis for the last three years.
If you are interested in the position, please email your CV with relevant work/volunteer experience, contact details, and a covering letter (max 1 side of A4) outlining why you would be interested in being a coordinator for the London Welcome Project, why you feel you would be suited to the role and what skills you would bring to.
Closing date: 25/08/2016