Connecting Opportunities Job Vacancy

Looking for the chance to positively improve the lives of families in Calderdale and Kirklees?
Then this is how you could do it . . .
Befriender/Mentor Coordinator
7.5 hours per week | Calderdale and Kirklees wide
£20,400 per annum – £4,080 actual pro rata contract until June 2021

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other
training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). The project is also creating new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market.

‘Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund’ 

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Befriender/Mentor Coordinator committed to working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, within the Calderdale and Kirklees areas, to increase integration by supporting the most socially excluded new migrants in their local areas.
You will be required to work with clients providing one to one support to engage with socially excluded new migrants and refugees, therefore, the ideal person must possess excellent people skills. To be suitable for this role you must be able to communicate with a diverse range of communities and individuals from across the Calderdale and Kirklees boroughs.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of working within a community setting and providing support to vulnerable migrants and refugees.

We offer opportunities for ongoing professional development and further training.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is committed to safer recruitment policies and practices. This includes appropriate DBS (disclosure & barring) checks for all, ensuring references are taken up and adequate training on safeguarding adults.

Closing date for applications is 16th October 2020 @ 5:00pm
Interviews to be held on 23rd October 2020
For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact
Surraya Bibi on 01422 347392.
To apply, please visit our website on and download an application pack
Please note that CVs are not accepted as a form of application.