Govan Community Project
Govan Community Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC042012

Govan Community Project (Scottish Charity No: SC042012) is a community based organisation working in south west Glasgow. 

Our purpose is: To achieve social justice in the areas of Govan and Craigton by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support, and integration.


Current vacancies

Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £24,343 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 26th May 2024

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants? Do you have experience providing advice or casework support?

Govan Community Project is recruiting a caseworker for our Advice & Advocacy Team. You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred advice and casework support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support. You will ideally be OISC registered, or willing to undertake training to progress to becoming OISC registered.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community. This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Homework Club Facilitator - Secondary

  • Part time
  • £24,343 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th February 2024

Govan Community Project is recruiting a Homework Club Facilitator to support the Secondary-age group (11yrs+).

You will be responsible for maintaining a quiet, calm and supportive environment for participants to complete their homework. You will also facilitate issue-based activities and school holiday activities for young people aged 11+. Our ideal candidate will have experience of working and/or volunteering with secondary school aged children in a community based/educational and/or youth work setting. You will have a good understanding of child protection procedures and the barriers faced by individuals in the asylum process in relation to education and attainment. You will be confident in organising learning-based activities including sourcing relevant educational materials. You will have a high level of interpersonal skills, enabling you to support a diverse group of young people. You will have the skills to be able to manage a varied workload, working independently and as part of a team.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Claire Low, Community Team Manager by email: claire@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Advice Helpline Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,840 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th January 2024

GCP are a local charity based in the Govan, working with individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community and we are looking for a part time helpline assistant to join our Advice and Advocacy Team. The position available is half of a job-share position.

You will be the first point of contact for community members calling our advice helpline. You will provide a telephone based triage support, exploring immediate needs of individual callers, including organising interpreters where required, processing new referral information into our advice CRM, processing internal referrals to other GCP services, including the casework team and signposting external to agencies/partners.

Working hours will be spread over 1 and a half days and you will be required to be available on Thursday mornings, until 1.30 pm.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality telephone based assistance, and be accustomed to supporting individuals remotely with low and variable levels of English.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Wellbeing Group Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Govan
  • Closing 4th January 2024

Govan Community Project is recruiting a group coordinator to support a new project, providing mental health and wellbeing support to New Scots.

You will be responsible for working with New Scots using co-production skills to co-design a trauma informed, wellbeing groupwork programme which will support New Scots to develop knowledge and strategies which empowers individuals to understand and self manage their mental health and wellbeing and know where to access support when needed. You will co-facilitate the groupwork programme.

You will also work in partnership with other health organisations to coordinate delivery of awareness workshops, providing a platform for participants to find out about other wellbeing support available to them.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with people presenting with common mental health challenges, preferably in a community based setting. You will have a good understanding of how the UK hostile refugee/asylum system impacts on the mental health of New Scots. You will be confident in identifying safeguarding concerns and acting on these appropriately. You will have a high level of group facilitation skills, enabling you to support a diverse group of vulnerable individuals. You will be confident to deliver group activities where English may not be participants' first language. You will have the skills to be able to manage a varied workload, working independently and as part of a team.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role

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Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th November 2023

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants? Do you have experience providing advice or casework support?

Govan Community Project is recruiting a caseworker for our Advice & Advocacy Team. You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred advice and casework support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support. You will ideally be OISC registered, or willing to undertake training to progress to becoming OISC registered.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community. This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Lizzie Walsh, Asylum Support Service Manager by email: lizzie@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Advice Helpline Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,012 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th August 2023

GCP are a local charity based in the Govan, working with individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community and we are looking for a part time helpline assistant to join our Advice and Advocacy Team. The position available is half of a job-share position.

You will be the first point of contact for community members calling our advice helpline. You will provide a telephone based triage support, exploring immediate needs of individual callers, including organising interpreters where required, processing new referral information into our advice CRM, processing internal referrals to other GCP services, including the casework team and signposting external to agencies/partners.

Working hours will be spread over 1 and a half days and you will be required to be available on Thursday mornings, until 1.30 pm.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality telephone based assistance, and be accustomed to supporting individuals remotely with low and variable levels of English.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Lizzie Walsh, Advice & Advocacy Service Manager by email lizzie@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Social Enterprise Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £25,750 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Social Enterprise Project Manager - Voiceover Interpreting Services

Do you have a proven track record of success in managing a commercial or social enterprise?

Do you have the drive and creativity to take our thriving social enterprise to the next level?

Voiceover Interpreting is a busy and thriving social enterprise based in Glasgow, delivering community interpreting and translation services to a large customer base. The social enterprise generates unrestricted income to further the aims of Govan Community Project, a charity operating in Govan supporting individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to lead in the operation and future development of Voiceover.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in running a successful commercial or social enterprise with excellent skills in business management. You will have the confidence to maintain and develop business relationships and opportunities and the leadership skills to support a small but busy team.

You will be responsible for overseeing operations and raising the profile of Voiceover to a wider geographical business market.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity by email: traci@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Ending Destitution Together Group Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th July 2023

Are you passionate about ensuring the voices of experts by experience impacted by immigration policy play a key role in informing and influencing policy in Scotland?

Do you have experience of facilitating groups with communities impacted by destitution and no recourse to public funds?

Govan Community Project is recruiting a group coordinator to support the development of an inclusive forum which will involve experts by experience in working with the Scottish Government in the evaluation of the impact/effectiveness of the Scottish Government’s Ending Destitution Together Strategy.

You will be responsible for coordinating group activities which will create a safe, enquiring space to empower individuals with lived experience of NRPF to participate in focus groups and workshops with representatives from Scottish Government and COSLA. Your role will involve facilitating group meetings, identifying personal development needs of group members, coproducing workshops and materials and ensuring practical and wellbeing support is in place to mitigate barriers to participation for group members.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of facilitating groups, as well as experience of working with members of the communities impacted by no recourse to public funds, including but not exclusively members of the asylum and refugee community. You will ideally have knowledge of the significant impact of destitution caused by NRPF policy and be able to take a trauma informed approach to groupwork.

We would particularly encourage applications from individuals with lived experience of the impact of no recourse to public funds.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity by email: traci@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Outreach Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th June 2023

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting a caseworker for our Advice & Advocacy Team. You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred advice and casework support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations. You will also provide weekly outreach sessions at Cranhill Development Trust based in the east of Glasgow.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support. You will ideally be OISC registered, or willing to undertake training to progress to becoming OISC registered.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community. This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Lizzie Walsh, Asylum Support Service Manager by email: lizzie@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Group Facilitator & Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th May 2023

Do you have experience of facilitating groups and coordinating a team? Do you have experience working with refugees and asylum seekers?

Govan Community Project is recruiting a group coordinator and facilitator to support our experts by experience in the Food for All Group to deliver the next year of their project.

You will support the GCP Food Projects Lead and project partners in the design and delivery of the project, using co-production methodologies to support experts by experience to participate meaningfully in the project, and coordinating and providing administrative support for the Food for All group activities, facilitating meetings and providing 1:1 support for group members as required.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of facilitating groups and coordinating a team, as well as experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees. You will ideally have knowledge and understanding of Human Rights & Equalities and social justice issues. You will have the skills to be able to manage a varied workload, working independently and as part of a team.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Community Learning & Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,360 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th May 2023

Govan Community Project have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Service Manager to join our team. If you are keen to lead a skilled, dedicated team and the delivery of services which really make a difference to the lives of New Scots in Glasgow this role could be for you.

Govan Community Project provides a range of community learning and development activities and projects to support New Scots. These include ESOL classes and activities, Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Homework Club, Bicycle Library and a range of other community engagement activities to empower individuals and families to rebuild their lives in Scotland and make connections within their local community.

The CLD Manager’s role is to provide operational management of our community based activities. You will be responsible for managing a small team of frontline workers, supporting the team in delivery of trauma informed community based activities, coordinating monitoring and evaluation of the service, and contributing to organisational and national policy developments in relation to refugee integration support

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual, with the energy and resilience to support a frontline teamof part time workers, with varied roles and responsibilities. You should have a relevant community development qualification or a minimum of 4 years experience of working in a community based setting, preferably with experience working with both children and adults. You will have experience of safeguarding and be able to support the team to deliver on our strategic objectives and work with the wider staff team to find creative solutions to adapt services in response to changing needs in our community.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working within the diverse community in Govan.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Operational Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Govan
  • Closing 22nd February 2023

Govan Community Project works with individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community in the Greater Govan area and across Glasgow, with a hybrid mix of both face to face and remote service delivery.

We have a new opportunity for an Operational Assistant to join our team.

Based in our office in Govan, you will play a key role in supporting the office and administrative functions of the organisation. Occasional travel to our community flat in Cardonald may be required.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the office space presents a welcoming space for our volunteers, community members and other visitors.

You will also have responsibility for providing some administrative support to the staff team, with some dedicated hours for specific project administration.

Our ideal candidate will have an understanding and empathetic nature. You will be able to engage confidently with individuals who do not speak English as a first language. You will have evidenced skills and experience of working in an administrative role, with a high level of competence in the use of office applications such as word, excel, and google suite. You will be comfortable managing your own workload in what can be a busy,reactive environment.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range

of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Bike Library Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,633 pro-rata
  • Govan
  • Closing 20th February 2023

Do you have a passion for cycling including a working knowledge of bike mechanics, and can support and motivate others to the positive benefits of active travel?

Govan Community Project is a community based organisation who primarily support individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community and we are looking for a Bike Library Coordinator to join our team.

The bike library aims to support members of the Mossheights community to experience the positive benefits of cycling. The project provides access to bikes through a lending scheme and organises cycling activities to promote engagement, physical and mental wellbeing, and community cohesion.

Your role will be to maintain and develop our bike library project in Moss Heights and to be primarily responsible for its operation. You will also deliver activities to promote community engagement with the project.

Our ideal candidate will be a very confident cyclist, including being highly proficient in road cycling and road safety, with a working knowledge of bike maintenance. You will be comfortable delivering activities within a diverse community, and communicating and supporting individuals where there may be language barriers. You should also have excellent organisational and record keeping skills.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd January 2023

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting a caseworker for our Advice & Advocacy Team who provide support for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow.

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred advice and casework support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support. You will ideally be OISC registered, or willing to undertake training to progress to becoming OISC registered.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community. This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, with the right skills for the role and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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ESOL Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,634 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th January 2023

Govan Community Project provide a range of holistic services for people seeking asylum, refugees and vulnerable migrants in the Greater Govan area of Glasgow, including the provision of community based ESOL classes.

ESOL classes are an essential element of the support we offer and is crucial to empowering individuals to engage with other services and activities which open up opportunities to participate in community life and build new connections.

We offer a timetable of 4 ESOL classes per week, plus a conversational café session with a blended offer of both in person and online sessions and we are looking for an ESOL coordinator to support the delivery and development of our ESOL service.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of delivering or supporting ESOL or other community based adult learning activities and a commitment to offering a positive and welcoming learning experience which meets the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds. You will have a high level of organisational skills, and the ability to communicate with individuals with limited or no English to support them with initial engagement with ESOL.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity by email on Traci@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Asylum Support Advice/Advocacy Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,360
  • Govan
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Govan Community Project have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Service Manager to join our team. If you are keen to lead a skilled, dedicated team and the delivery of services which really make a difference to the lives of people seeking asylum in Glasgow this role could be for you.

Our advice and advocacy service provides a range of practical support to New Scots in the asylum process. The advice service operates a telephone advice helpline 4 mornings a week, supported by a hybrid model of remote and face to face casework support as required.

The Asylum Support Service Manager’s role is to provide operational management of the advice & advocacy service. Responsible for managing athe advice team who are supporting New Scots in the asylum process; coordinating monitoring and evaluation of the service, and contributing to organisational and national policy developments in relation to asylum support

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual, with the energy and resilience to support a team working with vulnerable individuals and families. You will have a proven track record of experience in delivering asylum support casework and managing a small team.

You will have the skills and experience to deliver high quality, trauma informed asylum support advice services, manage capacity and work with the wider staff team to find creative solutions to adapt services in response to changing needs in our community.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working within the diverse community in Govan .

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Communications Assistant

  • Part time
  • £19,000 pro-rata
  • Govan
  • Closing 7th November 2022

Govan Community Project is looking for a Communications Assistant to join our team. Based in Govan, GCP provides support to individuals and families in the refugee and asylum community in Glasgow.

The Communications Assistant is a key business support role, providing support to the staff team in delivering high quality, effective social media content and campaigns which promote and increase engagement with our media channels, growing our audiences, along with regularly sharing news of activities through production of quarterly newsletters. The role will also provide some social media support to our social enterprise, Voiceover Interpreting.

If you are skilled and experienced in developing social media content and are passionate about influencing a more positive narrative in relation to refugee and asylum issues then we would love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, proven experience in producing effective social media content for facebook, twitter, instagram and linked in. You will ideally have experience of working with website content management systems and mailchimp. You will have a commitment to the aims and objectives of our organisation and a basic understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by those in the refugee and asylum community.

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Helpline Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,400 pro-rata
  • Govan - Hybrid working arrangements in place
  • Closing 24th October 2022

GCP advice and advocacy service provides support to individuals in the asylum process. The Helpline Assistant’s role will be to take phone calls on the GCP helpline from community members; identify their needs, register their details on our database and to either conduct basic casework, signpost to a more relevant organisation or refer the community member to an experienced asylum support caseworker at GCP for more in-depth casework.

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Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,400 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th October 2022

Working within our advice and advocacy service, the Advocacy Worker will support and empower individuals in the asylum community to express their views, wishes and choices as they rebuild their lives in Glasgow. The Advocacy Worker will ensure that individuals are able to remain as involved as possible in all decisions which affect their and their families lives.

Our ideal candidate will have a person centred approach to providing support and have a good knowledge of the rights and entitlements of individuals and families in the asylum community.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For informal enquiries regarding the posts, please contact Emily Edwards, Asylum Support Service Manager by email: Emily@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Grants & Trusts Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th May 2022

Are you passionate about making a difference to New Scots rebuilding their lives in Glasgow?

Govan Community Project provides support to individuals and families in the asylum and refugee community and we are looking to recruit a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic fundraiser to manage and develop funding relationships with grantmaking trusts and foundations.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record in securing funding from grantmaking trusts and foundations in excess of £100,000 per annum. You will be experienced in securing both project based and unrestricted funding. You will have the skills and demonstrable experience to produce high quality, compelling funding narratives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

For an informal chat about the post contact Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity on 07443964017 or email traci@govancommunityproject.org.uk

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Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,400 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd May 2022

Working within our advice and advocacy service, the Advocacy Worker will deliver an independent advocacy service to individuals in the asylum and refugee community by supporting and empowering individuals to express their views, wishes and choices as they rebuild their lives in Glasgow. The Advocacy Worker will ensure that individuals are able to remain as involved as possible in all decisions which affect their and their families lives.

Our ideal candidate will have working knowledge and experience of working in an independent advocacy role, combined with knowledge of the barriers to self advocacy faced by those in the asylum /refugee community. You will have a person centred approach to providing support and have a good knowledge of the rights and entitlements of individuals and families in our community.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,945 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th April 2022

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting for an Asylum Support Caseworker within our Advice & Advocacy Team who provide support, advice, advocacy and signposting for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow.

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred advice and casework support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Advice Helpline Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,400 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th April 2022

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team and will be the first point of contact for community members calling our advice helpline. You will provide a telephone based triage support, exploring immediate needs of individual callers, including organising interpreters where required, processing new referral information into our advice CRM, processing internal referrals to other GCP services, arranging appointments with the casework team and signposting external to agencies/partners.

Working hours will be spread over 2 full days and 2 half days, and you will be required to be available for morning slots over Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality telephone based assistance, and be accustomed to supporting individuals remotely with low and variable levels of English.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Homework Club Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th March 2022

Are you passionate about supporting young people with their school studies to support their educational attainment in a community based setting?

Govan Community Project is looking for a Homework Club Coordinator to support our Homework club in the Mossheights are of Cardonald.

Based at our community flat, Homework Club was set up to support children and families from the asylum and refugee community with to understand and navigate a new educational system, particularly where language barriers can have an impact on families capacity to support their child’s education as they rebuild their lives in Glasgow.

You will provide a safe and welcoming environment where school aged children can access support and a quiet space to focus on homework tasks, and coordinate additional fun, informal learning activities which further enhance children’s learning experience and personal development.

If you are skilled and experienced in working with children and young people and have an understanding of the additional attainment challenges for New Scots families, then we would love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in engaging with and supporting children and young people in either educational or community work settings, and have a commitment to the health and wellbeing of children. You must be able to commit to regular early evening and weekend working.

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Homework Club Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Are you passionate about supporting young people with their school studies to support their educational attainment in a community based setting?

Govan Community Project is looking for a Homework Club Assistant to support a new development to provide support to children of secondary school age in the Mossheights are of Cardonald.

Based at our community flat, Homework Club was set up to support children and families from the asylum and refugee community to understand and engage with the Scottish education curriculum, particularly where language barriers mean parents are not able to provide support.

You will provide a safe and welcoming environment where secondary school aged students can access support and a quiet space to focus on homework tasks and study sessions when required. Sessions for older children will be a combination of homework support and issue based support.

If you are skilled and experienced in working with children and young people and have an understanding of the additional attainment challenges for New Scots families, then we would love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in engaging with and supporting children and young people in either educational or community work setting, and have a commitment to the health and wellbeing of children. You must be able to commit to regular early evening and weekend working.

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Outreach Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st October 2021

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting an asylum support caseworker to join our advice & advocacy team for an exciting new role offering outreach casework in the East of Glasgow as part of a new partnership project between Govan Community Project and Cranhill Development Trust. Our casework service provides support, advice, advocacy and signposting for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow.

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations. Your role will involve providing a 1 day per week outreach service where you will be based with Cranhill Development Trust.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Asylum Support Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £22,495 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2021

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

Govan Community Project is recruiting an asylum support caseworker to join our advice & advocacy team. Our casework service provides support, advice, advocacy and signposting for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Glasgow.

You will work as part of the advice and advocacy team to provide person-centred support to our community members who are facing a range of complex and crisis situations.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of providing high-quality advice and advocacy support on areas such as homelessness, destitution, health and social work referrals as well as specialist advice on accessing Home Office support. You will have the skills to be able to offer a blended approach, offering a combination of telephone, digital and face to face support.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Operational Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2021

We have a new part time opportunity for an Operational Assistant to join our team. Based in our office in Govan, you will play a key role in our return to delivering face to face support post lockdown restrictions.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the office space remains an informal, welcoming space whilst ensuring a Covid safe environment for staff, volunteers and visitors. You will also have responsibility for providing some administrative support to the team.

Our ideal candidate will have an understanding and empathetic nature with an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals seeking asylum. An essential skill will be confidence in engaging with individuals who do not speak English as a first language. You will have evidenced skills and experience of working in an administrative role, with a high level of competence in the use of office applications such as word, excel, and google suite. You will have experience in providing a high quality reception service. You will be comfortable managing your own workload in what can be a busy, reactive environment.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Casework Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Govan
  • Closing 18th July 2021

Do you have experience supporting and advising refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants?

We are recruiting for a new role of Casework Assistant. This role will support our Asylum Support Advice Service (14 hours) and our Food Project (7 hours).

The role will involve assisting both our Casework Team and our Food Project’s Co-ordinator through being a first point of contact and working with a person centred approach to identify client’s needs and either undertake basic casework, signpost to more relevant agencies or refer clients to the Asylum Support Advice Team for more in-depth asylum support casework. The casework involved in the role will include making referrals to other GCP internal services, signposting to external services and assisting clients with accessing foodbanks, healthcare, English classes, social groups and immigration advice.

Our ideal candidate will have evidenced experience of providing basic casework support to vulnerable individuals and be able to work with individuals in a trauma informed, person centred way to identify need. You will have a good working knowledge of the asylum process, the challenges around food insecurity for the asylum community and some knowledge of local community based support for signposting individuals to local organisations.

This post will be subject to a PVG disclosure check.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Asylum Support Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Govan Community Project have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Service Manager to join our team. If you are keen to lead a skilled, dedicated team and the delivery of services which really make a difference to the lives of people seeking asylum in Glasgow this role could be for you.

GCP’s advice and advocacy service provides advice and casework support to New Scots in the asylum process on a wide range of issues. Our service primarily focuses on supporting people who are destitute to access Home Office support and also includes our Early Intervention Project which delivers information workshops to newly arrived asylum seekers and provides follow up casework support, where required.

The Asylum Support Service Manager’s role is to provide operational management of the advice & advocacy service and the Early Intervention project.

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual, with a proven track record in direct service delivery in asylum support casework and managing a small team. You will have the skills and experience to support our casework team to deliver high quality asylum support advice services, manage capacity and be able to find creative solutions to adapt services in response to changing needs. You will be able to demonstrate developing and delivering services which underpin the values of co-production and empowerment. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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Bike Library Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Do you have a passion for cycling, including a working knowledge of bike mechanics, and an understanding of community development approaches?

We are recruiting a bike library coordinator for our new bike lending project at Moss Heights in Cardonald. The Bike Library will build on our community work in the Greater Govan area and create active travel and leisure opportunities, as well as affordable transport options for local residents and community members. We will also run activities as part of the Bike Library to build community cohesion and engagement with the library.

Your role will be to establish a bike lending library service in Moss Heights and be primarily responsible for its operation and fleet management/maintenance. You will also work with our Community Development Worker to promote community engagement with the project.

Our ideal candidate will be a very confident cyclist with a working knowledge of bike mechanics, as well as excellent organisational and record keeping skills and experience of organising group activities.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated team working in a diverse community.

Govan Community Project is wholly committed to inclusion, diversity and building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the refugee community.

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