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Hosting Officer | Housing Justice Cymru
Fixed term contract to April 2023, Full time, based in Wales, £29,751 per annum
About Housing Justice
Housing Justice is the national charity for Christian action on housing need and homelessness. Evolving over 60 years since its inception as the Catholic Housing Aid Society, we work with all Christian denominations and other faith groups to address homelessness. Across England and Wales Housing Justice supports faith and community groups to respond to rough sleeping, homelessness and housing need in their area, whether through night shelters, supported housing, hosting, mentoring and befriending or our affordable housing development programme.
About the role
Housing Justice Cymru coordinates a Wales-wide hosting programme for refugees and asylum seekers, in collaboration with local charities. In order to expand the provision in Cardiff and Newport, we are looking for a Hosting Officer. The role will be managed by the Hosting Programme Coordinator and will be part of a warm and supportive team who are passionate about ending homelessness and destitution. You will work with the team to recruit volunteer hosts, provide training and support and liaise with partner organisations to take referrals and coordinate placements.
You will work with the team to strengthen the hosting provision for destitute migrants in Wales. You will help recruit, train and support volunteer hosts. You will liaise with partner organisations to take guest referrals and set up placements, with detailed attention to safeguarding. You will use your interpersonal kills to develop excellent working relationships with stakeholders and an understanding of the needs of the people we support. You will work with people who volunteer in a variety of roles, showing your ability to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences, including faith groups, local authorities, and homeless sector professionals. Where appropriate, you will seek the participation of people with lived experience of the asylum process or destitution.
This role is home based with regular travel to Newport and Cardiff.