Refugee resettlement project officer

15.00 - 15.80 GBP Hourly
05 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
Connect2kent are currently recruiting for a Refugee Resettlement Project Officer for the Refugee Resettlement Team, Strategy, Policy, Relationships and Corporate Assurance Division for KCC


37 hours


To coordinate the process whereby properties, once offered to the district housing authorities, are approved by the relevant partners and providers, submitted to the Government resettlement team and matched to a suitable family. This involves regular liaison with support providers, districts, health, education, social care and other partners as needed.

To liaise with the Government Refugee Resettlement Team and South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) on all matters pertaining to the schemes and the individual families being considered for resettlement.

To liaise with the Kent housing authorities (district and borough councils) that are participating in the refugee resettlement schemes and to assist with the coordination and operation of the schemes in these districts.

To assist with the consideration of potential families to be resettled, in liaison with the support providers, districts, health, education, social care and other partners as needed.

To coordinate the pre-arrival process for families arriving under the various resettlement schemes, working with a range of internal and external partners.

To assist, where required, with the coordination and management of the support given to Afghans in the Kent bridging hotels.

To work with support providers, the Strategic Migration Partnership and the Home Office to identify Afghan families in bridging hotels that may be suitable for 2 the available long-term accommodation (this applies to the three bridging hotels in Kent).

To be responsible for the regular collation of the key indicators relating to the individual refugees (or other migrants) and submitting these to the Government Resettlement Team or other body, as required.

To manage the processing of all invoices relating to the scheme (through the i-Proc system) and to liaise with creditors and debtors as required. This will include the ability to agree expenditure up to certain defined limits.

To assist, as required, with the monitoring of the programme's budget, contributing to the forecasting process and escalating any concerns to the Programme Manager's attention.

To plan, organise and coordinate internal and external meetings, preparing agendas, taking notes and recording actions and decisions. To proactively distribute meeting outputs and chase for responses, as required.

To assist with the development, management and dissemination of all the necessary policies, procedures and services relating to the various resettlement schemes in Kent, in accordance with national guidelines, legislation and KCC corporate standards.

To assist with the analysis of needs of the scheme going forward, informed by the regular monitoring, regular review meetings with the providers and face to face family visits.

To prepare resources and briefings (both on paper and face to face) for the families, support providers and other partners as required. In addition, to deliver presentations and facilitate workshops to a variety of audiences, both internal and external, as required.

To assist with the provision of regular updates for Kent Leaders, Joint Chiefs, CMT, the Leader, the lead Corporate Director, lead Cabinet Member, senior management and Members, including the production of an annual report on the operation of the schemes.

To assist with the monitoring, review and quality control of activities under the programme. This includes the carrying out of regular reviews of the programme's risks and issues to ensure actions are being monitored and taken when appropriate

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