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Programme Lead, 2-days a week

Jobs News 6 October 2020

Salary: £35,000 per annum (£14,000 pro rata), 

Hours: 2 days per week  (possibly leading to 3 days, subject to funding)

Contract: Fixed term – 1 year with the possibility of extension subject to funding

Start-date: as soon as possible

Room to Heal is a human rights charity and healing community based in London. We support people who have survived torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in exile, through an integrated programme of therapeutic and casework assistance. We offer a range of activities including: support groups, individual therapy and casework, gardening, cooking and social gatherings, and therapeutic retreats.

At the heart of our work lies the cultivation of community, through which our members can restore meaningful relationships, overcome the legacy of their traumatic experiences and integrate into the UK. Our community is currently made up of over 100 members from over 30 countries: including former political prisoners; people who have been persecuted on account of their sexuality or religious belief; and those who have escaped trafficking.

Room to Heal is staffed by a team of committed individuals, who work hard but also recognise that a friendly, nurturing environment is crucial for all of our well-being. By joining Room to Heal you would also become a part of a small, close-knit, multi-cultural and inspiring community.

The Post

We are looking for someone to join the Room to Heal team to lead our new programme on group resilience.  The focus will be on increasing access to the integrative group resilience model of our work with refugees and asylum seekers through collaboration with partnership NGOs in England. This model of working promotes anti-racist behaviours and is respectful of different cultural approaches to mental health. Now, more than ever, we need to collaborate, promote collective resilience and put refugees at the forefront of services there to support them and we are excited about this new opportunity to broaden our reach.

We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and people who have relevant lived experience – this might include experience of living in exile, being a torture survivor, and/or living in the UK as a migrant in this country with experience of the impact of immigration policy and practices. See job description for more details on lived experience.

Applying for the role

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria in the attached job description to elli.free@roomtoheal.org

If you are not sure whether to apply and want to ask a question about the role please call Elli on 07515 461745.

Deadline for applications: 10pm, Sunday 25/10/20 

Interviews: week of 2/11/20


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