Refugee Support Activities Intern Jobs Vacancy at British Red Cross
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About the British Red Cross
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
About our internship scheme
Interns at the British Red Cross are highly valued for the skills and energy they bring. We aim to provide our interns with an insight into the daily workings of the world's largest humanitarian organisation. The successful candidate will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities during the course of their placement. There may be some ad hoc opportunities to get involved in other areas of activity.
Your role as an intern will help make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. You will take responsibility for achieving specific objectives that are agreed with you within one of the various departments across the UK. You will have a real responsibility and place in the department, bringing some of your skills and experience to the role; you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.
About this role
This internship placement is to set up and coordinate activities for clients of our Refugee Support service in the Red Cross (Essex Area) and produce a short summary report upon the completion of the project.
As part of our current Refugee Service provision we aim to set up a programme of arts and craft activities and educational events to engage our Service Users and help them develop skills and integrate better within local communities. We also believe that engagement will increase our client's well-being and decrease social isolation.
We are looking for someone with a sense of creativity, good organisational skills and who is able to volunteer effectively and independently. You will need to liaise closely with members of the British Red Cross Refugee Support team, and other key stakeholders in planning, organising and delivering the activities/event. The position holder will be based in Tilbury.
To be provided to the Volunteer Mobilisation team.
Red Cross Hall, Bermuda Road, Tilbury, Essex RM18 7DA
Refugee Support Service Manager
This internship will last 12 weeks working 3 days each week. The volunteering hours are negotiable to balance your needs and what can be achieved in the role.
> The organisation of a diary of Arts and Crafts events for the next 12 months. The project should include Refugee Support service user participation throughout.
> The set up and organisation of English classes based on current service user need and requirements.
> Liaising and meeting with external key partners, including developing new relationships and seeking out new partners to assist with the project as required.
> To coordinate Red Cross volunteers to support with the project's activities and events.
> Updating the Caseworkers and Service Manager as required.
> To write a short summary report on completion of the project.
> Assisting with additional ad hoc duties including admin tasks and dealing with telephone enquiries.
> Dealing with confidential information in an appropriate manner at all times.
> Upholding the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
What we are looking for
> An interest in managing a project.
> Creativity, enthusiasm and ideas
> A particular interest in, and understanding of, the issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers
> Good t written English and verbal communication skills
> The ability and confidence to work independently with minimum supervision
> The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
> Organisational and administrative ability, including familiarity with word/excel etc.
> As this year's activities will be focussed around a craft sewing project, any interest or skills in this area would be beneficial, but are not essential.
What we offer
> A full induction, with ongoing support and supervision throughout your placement
> Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet site, e-learning facility and one-to-one career sessions or career development workshops
> Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world
> A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones
> Reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid
Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world.
Young People and this role
Our internship opportunities are open to people at different stages of their career, aged 15 or above. Whether your student, a recent graduate or someone with more experience looking for a career change, we would be happy to hear from you.
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. Anyone can volunteer with the Red Cross from the age of 15. An individual risk assessment, parental consent and safeguarding considerations will be required for those aged 15 - 17. The nature of the activities specific to your intern opportunity may mean that you need to be 18 years or older.
Approximate training hours 3.5.
Minimum Induction - within 3 weeks
Full Induction - within 3 months
Has attended an Intern Welcome Workshop or attended Foundation Training classroom workshops dependant on the nature of the role.