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UASC Regional Coordinator

Salary details: PO3 - £34,106 to £37,107

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Ref: 18617

Employer: Leeds City Council

Communities & Environment

Team Migration Yorkshire

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Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 20 February 2019 11:30 PM

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Are you a qualified social worker or highly experienced frontline worker with a passion for supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)?

We’re looking for a talented professional to lead our UASC-related work across Yorkshire and Humber. You’ll be coordinating National Transfer Scheme referrals, working with the Home Office and local authorities to find the best care possible for vulnerable young people. You’ll provide training and guidance to ensure UASC receive high quality support from every local authority, as well as coordinating regional meetings.

Key skills we’re looking for:

  • Experience of working with children and young people, including refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Expertise around the experiences, needs, rights and entitlements of UASC.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels, including senior managers.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies to meet shared objectives.
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues associated with UASC, including risks of trafficking, modern slavery and child sexual exploitation.

This is a full-time, permanent post with an option for some home working. The role requires travel across Yorkshire and Humber and occasionally beyond the region.

You’ll be joining a friendly and growing team that is based in the centre of Leeds. Migration Yorkshire provides leadership and local support across the Yorkshire and Humber region, and is hosted by Leeds City Council. Find out more about us at www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.