Passionate about resettling refugees?

CHARIS believes in welcoming refugees; giving them hope for the future, a place to call home, and a warm welcome in the local community.

Formed in 2016, CHARIS has pioneered and grown into one of the most experienced community sponsors in refugee resettlement in the UK.  As a Lead Sponsor focusing on the South West, CHARIS has now resettled 5 refugee families and has led the way in developing local services to support refugees on their resettlement journey.

We are seeking to respond to the growing and urgent refugee crisis by expanding our team and role as a Lead Sponsor, to support and encourage more community groups as they emerge across the South West to resettle refugee families.

We are now recruiting for two new positions

Operations Director

37.5 hrs per week

£25,000 – £30,000 per year

Taunton, Somerset

CHARIS is looking for an Operations Director to join our senior management team to direct and oversee our refugee resettlement programme.  This is an exciting and dynamic role, at the heart of the growing movement in community sponsorship for refugees; working with community groups that use CHARIS as their Lead Sponsor; and supporting refugees through their resettlement journey.

Link to Job Description – https://charisrefugees.org/operations-director

 

Regional Coordinator

20 hours per week

£13,500 to £15,000 per year

South West

CHARIS is looking for a Regional Coordinator to encourage, develop and support new community sponsorship groups across the South West.  Working as a partner to Reset Communities and Refugees, building regional networks and developing partnerships with others, this role will help to create and sustain the South West as a place where community sponsorship thrives and more refugees are able to call this region their home.

 

Link to Job Description – https://charisrefugees.org/regional-coordinator

 

Please send your CV to info@charisrefugees.org together with confirmation of the role you are applying for and a covering letter by 5pm on Friday, 3rd December 2021.

In your covering letter please tell us why you are suited to the position for which you are applying, your experience of management and working with refugees or vulnerable people, and what you will bring to this role.

Interviews will be held on the 13th and 14th of December 2021


 

Our values are core to how we work:

  • We value people

We believe that all people have equal value, and that everyone should be able to live in peace and safety.

 

  • We respect difference

We celebrate the richness of diversity and we believe that our lives are enhanced and deepened through relationships with those who are different.

 

  • We are compassionate

We believe that everyone deserves a kind and compassionate welcome.  We are generous and respectful in our support of each other, acting with integrity and honesty.

 

  • We care about high quality resettlement

We seek to offer the best support to refugees who come and live in our community, empowering each person to achieve their full potential and integrate well into their neighbourhood.  We seek to be person centred in all we do.

 

  • We are a faith-based charity and seek to be inclusive

CHARIS has been set up by people with a Christian faith.  We enjoy working with, supporting and partnering with those of other faiths, and no faith.  We respect one another’s views even if we disagree.

 

  • We are pioneering and responsive

We are steadfast in finding solutions to meet needs and overcome barriers.  We are committed to being innovative to ensure the mission of CHARIS is fulfilled.

 

By working in partnership with Reset Communities and Refugees, building regional networks and developing partnerships with others, this role will help to create and sustain the South West as a place where community sponsorship thrives and more refugees are able to call this region their home.