Vacancies

Join our wonderful team of dedicated experts and volunteers. We are currently looking to fill two important roles.

Chair of Trustees

Reports to: the Trustee Board

Deadline to apply: Friday, 2nd February 2023 (5pm)

How to apply: For a full job description and for more details of the kind of person we’re looking for, please see the complete job description and submit your application by email to applications@sdcas.org.uk or by post to SDCAS Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, London SE15 4AN We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Description:

SDCAS is an established local charity that aims to promote the wellbeing of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Our day centres provide safe spaces for clients to access free, holistic services. We provide hot lunches, advice and support around health, housing, immigration, education and employment, and a range of social and wellbeing activities.

Purpose of the role:

  • To lead the committee in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities
  • To work in partnership with the Director to help her / him achieve the objects set for SDCAS
  • To ensure there is an effective relationship between the Trustee Board and the organisation, staff, volunteers, members, and stakeholders.

Keys Qualities:

Essential:

  • Commitment to the welfare of asylum seekers and refugees in London
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment
  • Successful experience of chairing management boards
  • Experience of change management
  • Good meeting and presentation skills
  • Supportive and confident leadership style
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge of the local funding landscape
  • Lived experience of being a refugee/asylum seeker

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the local funding landscape
  • Lived experience of being a refugee/asylum seeker

Application Resources:

Centre Manager for Operations

Hours: 35 hours per week, flexible working arrangements considered

Starting salary:  £40,222 (subject to review)

Deadline to apply: Friday, 2nd February 2024 (5pm)

How to apply: For a full job description and for more details of the kind of person we’re looking for, please see the complete job description and submit your application by email to applications@sdcas.org.uk or by post to SDCAS Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, London SE15 4AN We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Description:

SDCAS is an established local charity providing holistic services to help relieve poverty and distress for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. 

We seek to appoint a Centre Manager for Operations to oversee general operational processes across our sites. 

This new role requires excellent project and line management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with the Director and team members to help develop, review, and implement policy and procedure relating to health and safety, IT/database systems, and other identified areas across our sites.

This role requires visitation to our local community sites and is a senior role which requires deputising for the SDCAS Director. 

SDCAS is an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and candidates with lived or learned experience of asylum seeking, as we would like to increase the representation of these groups. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve, and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for asylum seekers and refugees in the borough of Southwark. 

Or, take a look at our Volunteer positions – there might be another way you can help. Thank you!

“When I come with my immigration problem, they were there for me. When I come with my financial problem they were there for me...when I feel stressed they were there for me...and still they are there for me."