Want to coordinate LWP? We’re Recruiting!

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

Person Specification

Essential

  • 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

Desirable 

  • 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

Interviews: 31/08/2016

londonwelcomeproject@gmail.com