We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Refugee Caseworker

Closing date: 26/07/2024

Reference: REQ105490

18.5 hours / Fixed-Term

29,269 - 31,364 *

Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Refugee Resettlement team and help us to welcome refugees to Ceredigion.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and will help refugees to access the services and support needed for successful integration into our community. You will also be supporting people that are hosting Ukrainian families on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

We are ideally looking for someone who has experience of working with refugees or with other groups who have experienced trauma and who understands how to access the support provided by public services in Ceredigion. The role will require an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from non-Welsh speakers. All successful applicants requiring support to learn/improve their Welsh language skills will be offered funded lessons, during work time, to help reach the desired standard.

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits. More information can be found/ here.

We believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits: 

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs

    This is a fixed- term post until 31/03/2025. There may be possibility to extend this if funding allows. 

    Job Description and Person Specification

    Get in touch 

    For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Lisa Evans on 01545 570881 or Lisa.Evans@ceredigion.gov.uk  

    Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

    We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process

    What we offer

    Work-life balance

    Lifestyle savings scheme

    Generous employer pension scheme

    Cycle to work scheme

    Learning and development

    Where you'll work

    Policy, Performance and Public Protection

    We lead on corporate performance, corporate policy, strategic partnerships, engagement, community cohesion and civil contingencies, and also are responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for public protection: environmental health, food fraud, licencing and trading standards.  Our key functions are as follows: 

    • Complaints, Compliments and FOI
    • Corporate Performance and Policy: Corporate performance; Property gazetteer; Research
    • Public Protection: Environmental health; Food fraud; Licencing; Trading standards; Pollution Control; Pest Control; Weights and Measures; Communicable Diseases; Health and Safety; Animal Health.
    • Strategic Partnerships, Engagement and Research: Business continuity; Civil contingencies; Community safety partnership; Engagement; Equality; Public service board;  Refugee programm
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