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African Rainbow Family

Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTIQ) People of African Heritage including Refugees and wider Black and Asian Minority Ethnic Groups

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African Rainbow Family and Manchester Migrant Solidarity, we are two leading UK grassroots charity and community group founded by, led by and run by and for LGBTIQ+ and non-LGBTIQ people seeking asylum to providing support to vulnerable LGBTIQ+ and non-LGBTIQ people who are seeking asylum in the UK. We are recruiting for a new, exciting role as part of our growing team.

Position details

Position title:                       Support Services Manager – Refugee Support

Salary:                                  GBP 24,000 to 26,000 per annum depending on experience.

Position category/type:      Migrant & Refugee Services

Date posted:                        13/11/2020

Application closing date:    28/11/2020

Interview date:                     11/12/2020

Location:                              African Rainbow Family’s (ARF) and Manchester

Migrant Solidarity’s (MiSol) offices are based in The Monastery, Gorton Lane, Manchester. M12 5WF, ARF has branches in Birmingham, Leeds and London which requires monthly travel to each branch. Currently, all ARF’s and MiSol’s Coordinators and volunteers are working from home due to Covid-19. A mix of working at home and/or the office is likely for the foreseeable future. When face-to-face service delivery resumes, there might be occasional travel outside of Manchester and these branches with plenty of notice.

Contract type:                     Permanent and Full Time One year fixed term with possibility of extension depending on funding availability

Full Time:                             
37.5 hours per week

Package:                              We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

• 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

• Up to 8% contributory pension

• Flexible working policy – online/remote due to Covid-19

Please click links below to access the full application pack: Job Description, Person Specification and Policy on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders


HOW TO APPLY: Please read the job description and person specification. Email your completed application form and optional monitoring form to info@africanrainbowfamily.org. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and to disclose all non-protected criminal records at the point of conditional job offer.


Covid-19 Impacts on LGBTIQ People Seeking Asylum

On 5th October 2020, our own Nadim Uddin, African Rainbow Family‘s member and Media Coordinator delivered a presentation on behalf of African Rainbow Family to the National Emergencies Trust (NET)’s Equity Scrutiny Group (‘ESG’). The presentation was held on Zoom and based on ensuring that the ESG works to ensure swift, fair and equitable disbursal of funds during the Covid-19 crisis from a local perspective.

Nadim presented to the ESG, the impacts of Covid-19 on LGBTIQ people seeking asylum including those that are not LGBTIQ. He presented African Rainbow Family’s emergency and ongoing response to our over 500 members across the United Kingdom. He also suggested what actions should be taken to reach, support all people seeking asylum especially during this pandemic and on the longer term.

Details of the presentation can be found here.

Nadim says:

“The virus does not discriminate, and neither should we.”

The NET said:

“The ESG needs to know the impact of Covid-19 across the country (each nation has a different response), the structural/systemic issues and impacts on communities (each country has different policies, procedures and law), issues for the Covid-19 recovery and, longer-term, what are the likely issues we will need to consider if there is an emergency like a significant flood in Cumbria or Scotland or another bomb attack, like Manchester.”

Nadim co-presented to the ESG with Paul Roberts OBE, Chief Executive Officer of LGBT Consortium.Paul presented from the national perspective. Feedback from the ESG was positive.

A member of African rainbow Family says:

“I don’t demand much, just enough to survive.’’

Consider donating to support our life-saving work with LGBTIQ people seeking asylum.

You can download details of the presentation.

For further information on this or any other subject(s), contact African Rainbow Family here.

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8th Oct. 2020.

Apply: Job Vacancy!

Time Extended! Due to overall quality of applications received, deadline to apply now extended till 10th December 2019!

We are recruiting!

Closing date: 10/12/2019

Grassroots Coordinator – Refugee Support
Location: Manchester
Contract type: Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Salary: GBP 23,660
 per annum

Are you passionate about supporting and campaigning for the rights of people seeking asylum, migrants and refugees including those that are LGBTIQ+ who are in vulnerable situations in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London?

As a result of grants from The Oglesby Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Ben & Jerry’s Foundation; Manchester Migrant Solidarity and African Rainbow Family are recruiting for a full time Grassroots Coordinator. The Grassroots Coordinator would work 35 hours weekly across both groups, 3 days per week with Manchester Migrant Solidarityand 2 days per week with African Rainbow Family from the same office.

Download the application pack here:

Grassroots Coordinator – Cover LetterGrassroots Coordinator Job Description and Person Specification , Job Application Form  and Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

It would involve working with groups that campaign for social change, advocate for justice for people who are seeking asylum including those who are lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, intersex (LGBTI+), provide support services for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants in vulnerable situations in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London areas.

In this role, you will ensure the provision of high-quality, holistic person-centred, advice, advocacy support, empowerment and campaigning for social change for people in a range of complex and crisis related situations. You will ensure the groups’ practical peer support continue to thrive.

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Apply: Job Vacancy!

Grassroots Coordinator – Refugee Support
Location: Manchester
Contract type: Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Salary: GBP 23,660
 per annum

We are recruiting!

Are you passionate about supporting and campaigning for the rights of people seeking asylum, migrants and refugees including those that are LGBTIQ+ who are in vulnerable situations in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London?

As a result of grants from The Oglesby Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Ben & Jerry’s Foundation; Manchester Migrant Solidarity and African Rainbow Family are recruiting for a full time Grassroots Coordinator. The Grassroots Coordinator would work 35 hours weekly across both groups, 3 days per week with Manchester Migrant Solidarityand 2 days per week with African Rainbow Family from the same office.

Download the application pack here:

Grassroots Coordinator – Cover LetterGrassroots Coordinator Job Description and Person Specification , Job Application Form  and Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

It would involve working with groups that campaign for social change, advocate for justice for people who are seeking asylum including those who are lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, intersex (LGBTI+), provide support services for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants in vulnerable situations in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London areas.

In this role, you will ensure the provision of high-quality, holistic person-centred, advice, advocacy support, empowerment and campaigning for social change for people in a range of complex and crisis related situations. You will ensure the groups’ practical peer support continue to thrive.

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It’s Here! – Unreported! Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of LGBTIQs Seeking Asylum, UK

It’s Here!

Friends,

Count down to our second Annual Conference Unreported! Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of LGBTIQs Seeking Asylum, UK on 11/8/18 in Manchester is here! What are you waiting for? You can’t afford to miss it!! Book your ticket here. Invite your friends and share the event with your networks!!!

African Rainbow Family is grateful to the generosity of the following sponsors: The FederationCo-op Digital Olimpia BurchiellaroKirit Patel. We are also ‘supported by the Co-op Foundation and Omidyar Network’ and UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group whom are all sponsoring different parts of our Unreported! Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of LGBTIQs Seeking Asylum, UK 2018 Annual Conference!  You and or your organisation can still join our valuable sponsors this year to sponsor other bits of the conference. Contact info@africanrainbowfamily.org on how you can be involved this year or for 2019.

We rely on goodwill of people like you. Can you help? Will you chip in £5, £10 or more every month to help our work? We would remain grateful for that. Contact us or visit our website for details of how to set up a monthly standing order, make one off donation and other ways to support to us.

Meet Our Sponsors of Unreported! Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of LGBTIQs Seeking Asylum, UK

Meet Our Sponsors

The incredible sponsors who have kindly agreed to make our second Annual Conference,  #MeToo Unreported! Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of LGBTIQs Seeking Asylum, UK on 11/8/2018 in Manchester a success and sponsoring different parts of our Conference include:

The Federation (venue): http://www.thefederation.coop/  Twitter: @FederationMCR

Co-op Digital (catering): https://digitalblog.coop.co.uk/

Twitter: @CoopDigital

Olimpia Burchiellaro (printing) https://www.facebook.com/quimerassinfronteras

Kirit Patel  (Charing panel)

Sandhya Sharma (Chairing panel)

(Digital/Tech) through funding the Co-op Foundation has received from Omidyar Network

 

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (Report Facilitator’s Fee) 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH P: +44 20 7922 7812. T: @uklgig

You and or your organisation can still join our valuable sponsors this year to sponsor other bits of the conference. Contact info@africanrainbowfamily.org on how you can be involved this year or for 2019. Still contemplating if you would like to attend the conference on 11/8/18? Now is the time to  book your ticket here!

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