Project worker (PART-time) – “BACK IN CONTROL” Project

Salary: £19,446 (30 hrs, SCP band 19, pro-rata): £15,553.2

Contract Type:  fixed term- 10/02/2020 until 15/06/2022

Location: ICOS, 14 Foyle Street, Sunderland, SR1 1LE

Reporting to: Project Manager 

Directly manages/supports: Volunteers

Liaison with: Project evaluator (self-employed), Project worker, Learning and Sharing Officer  

International Community of Sunderland (ICOS) is seeking to employ an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Project Worker ensure successful delivery our exciting three-year Community Fund supported “Back in Control” Project.

The project is focused on the vital support of Black and Minority Ethnic victims of modern slavery and workplace exploitation in the City. It will provide reliable and proactive support, advice and guidance in a variety of areas including challenging issues around housing, employment and the rights of individuals and family access to welfare.

You will engage and collaborate with local organisations and partners across all sectors offering and delivering intensive support to vulnerable clients.

Applicants should be able to evidence experience of advocacy and support projects. You should have excellent communication skills and knowledge of more than one language is desirable.  With excellent IT skills, you should have a deep understanding and a demonstrable commitment to reducing modern slavery and workplace exploitation.

Applicants should be empathetic and have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills as well as a deep understanding of the challenges facing the BME community of Sunderland.

As an integral and vital part of the ICOS team, you will be responsible for working with clients to support them with access to welfare, housing and other types of support, as well as empowering them.

Casework/advocacy/advice experience preferred.

*** CV is not acceptable ***
For more information and to request an application pack, please

Completed applications can be sent by email to Michal Chantkowski, Project Manager at michal@icos.org.uk or by post to ICOS,14 Foyle Street, Sunderland, SR1 1LE.

Deadline for applications: 5 pm on 20/01/2020. No applications will be accepted after this point.

Interviews will be held week commencing: 27/01/2020

This project is funded by The National Lottery through The National Lottery Community Fund