City of Sanctuary Bolton

is recruiting a

Part time Refugee Housing Support Worker


City of Sanctuary Bolton (CoSB) is a local voluntary group affiliated to the national City of Sanctuary movement, committed to creating a culture of welcome and safety for refugees and asylum seekers seeking sanctuary in Bolton from war and persecution.

Job Purpose: To work with the CoSB committee to meet the housing support needs of local refugees and asylum seekers, in particular through developing a Hosting Scheme, by:

  • recruiting volunteer hosts with a spare bedroom in the Bolton MBC area and matching them with destitute asylum seekers in need of accommodation.
  • publicising the scheme widely, training and supporting hosts, supporting those who are placed (guests) and monitoring the progress of the scheme.

Salary Scale:       £19,677 per year (pro rata)

Hours:                  10 hours per week – £2,811 over 6 months

Contract length:               Initial 6 month period

Skills & experience: To be appointed to this role you will need experience of developing and delivering high quality, confidential, user-centred services for vulnerable people.  You will also need to have working knowledge of housing provision relating to vulnerable people, in particular refugees and asylum seekers. You will need to have experience of working with volunteers.

Application procedure: If you would like to apply, then please read the Details for Applicants and the Job Description available on our website at:

Please then email your CV and a brief supporting letter (no more than 2 sides A4), explaining why you want this post to: Shaheda Mangerah, CoSB Chair at:

[email protected]

We are committed to welcoming applications from people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. Offers to work on a consultancy basis would also be considered. Enhanced DBS clearance will be required.

Closing date: 9am Monday 10th December 2018.

Interviews: these will take place week beginning 17th December 2018.