Refugee and Asylum Support Worker

Refugee and Asylum Support Worker

  • Employer - Open Door (North East)
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Ariadne Project
  • Location - Middlesbrough/Stockton
  • Salary - £10,133 gross for 20 hours (£18,746 per annum full time equivalent).
  • Duration - Contract
  • Hours - Part time | 20 hours per week. Contract expected to last 4 years (6 months probation period)
  • Closing date - Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:00



Open Door North East is a Christian charity based in Middlesbrough (but working across Teesside) whose mission is to relieve destitution and poverty while empowering and providing opportunities for those seeking sanctuary in the UK. We do this through providing practical support, housing, information, advice and guidance as well as signposting to other service providers.

The Ariadne Project is a partnership between Open Door North East, British Red Cross, MAP Middlesbrough and Justice First, and funded by the Big Lottery for 4 years. This post is part funded through the Ariadne Project.

The Post holder: 

  • You will be part of a team providing support, information, advice and guidance to both refugees and asylum seekers on Teesside.
  • You will have a particular focus on Stockton where you will meet clients and assist them in accessing services provided by both statutory and other voluntary sector providers.
  • You will provide “Move On” support to new refugees including registering clients for approprite benefits, registering with JobCentrePlus and accessing housing options.
  • You will help refugee clients to access employment and training.
  • You will register asylum seekers for Open Door’s asylum support project and assist them with accessing other local support services .
  • You will have a good cross cultural awareness; plus knowledge, experience (or lived experience) of both the UK asylum and benefit systems; and the issues faced by those seeking sanctuary in the UK.
  • You will have excellent organisational, communication and administartion skills and be able to work both independantly with minimal supervision and as part of a team. 
  • You will take pride in your work and have a professional approach in all that you do.
  • You will be supportive of the Christian ethos of the organisation (but this does not mean that you need to be a practising Christian).

If you have questions please call Paul on 01642 213634 (Monday to Thursday).

Contact information

Please email for an application form. 

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Interview information

Interviews either Tuesday 30th or Wednesday 31st May

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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