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Programme Manager, UK Refugees - North East

World Jewish Relief
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30 Sep 2021

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Salary: £38,000 p.a.Location: Based in the North East of England with travel across the region and a commitment to travel to World Jewish Relief Office in North London one day a month.Contract: Full time, fixed term contract (to December 2023) Following a successful Emergency campaign to support Syrian Refugees in 2015 World Jewish Relief created the Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees in 2016 andtoday we are the largest provider of specialist employment support to refugees in the UK. STEP aims to improve integration for refugees through a targeted employment programme that addresses the complex barriers refugees face in preparing for, and ultimately finding, work in the UK. We support all refugees, regardless of their proximity to the labour market, to develop the skills and identify the opportunities they need to secure sustainable employment.We currently deliver STEP in eight locations across the UK working in partnership with NGOs and Local authorities - specifically within their local integration teams.North East Refugee Transitions Outcome Fund (NERTOF)NERTOF (North East Refugee Transition Outcomes Fund) is an innovative new partnership between the Home Office, NEMP (North East Migration Partnership), Local Authorities, charities supporting refugees and Bridges Outcomes Partnership. The aim is to improve employment, housing and wider integration outcomes for refugees in the North East region. Starting in September 2021, World Jewish Relief will deliver employment support to newly recognised refugees across the North East.The Key aims of the NERTOF are:Enable innovative and place-based approaches to supporting newly recognised refugees in the selected local areasImprove employment, housing, and wider integration outcomes for newly recognised refugees in the selected local areas and to increase refugee self-sufficiencyGenerate evidence about what works, to be able to evaluate the impact of funded projects on refugee integration and self-sufficiencyGenerate cross-Government savingsProvide evidence to inform future policy, programming, and mainstream service deliveryMain purpose of the roleThis post will lead the North East STEP team to deliver the RTOF project on behalf of World Jewish Relief. Working in partnership with multiple stakeholders across the region, you will lead on the mobilisation, implementation, and on-going programme performance management of STEP in the North East. This includes supporting and managing the partnership of delivery organisations to deliver on the programme outcomes and find sustainable employment for refugees in the North East. The locations this area covers are as below:NewcastleGatesheadSunderlandNorth TynesideSouth TynesideNorthumberlandMiddlesbroughStockton on TeesRedcar and ClevelandDarlington
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