Current Vacancies

Do you have lived experience of forced migration and are looking for your next job?

At the Hummingbird Project, we are committed to increasing the representation of people with lived experience of forced migration in our team, including our volunteers and board of trustees. Research conducted by Breaking Barriers reveals that people from refugee backgrounds in the UK are 4 times more likely to be unemployed than people born here, and on average earn about half the amount per week that UK nationals do. This is despite high levels of qualifications and skills.

If you come from a refugee background, and are thinking about your future career, you can get personalised one-to-one employment support from Breaking Barriers and the Experts By Experience Employment Initiative. They can support you with your CV, writing your cover letter, interview preperation, and ongoing training and mentoriships.

Clinical Psychologist- The Helen Bamber and Hummingbird Project Partnership

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

As a Clinical Psychologist within the Hummingbird Project, you will report directly to the  Senior Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Therapy at the Helen Bamber Foundation responsible for the service and support them in providing a comprehensive range of therapeutic interventions to clients of the Hummingbird Project. This role will include delivery of highly specialised psychological assessments for both medico-legal and clinical purposes, provision of appropriate evidence-based therapies, delivery of clinical supervision to staff, and where relevant, supervision of assistant and trainee clinical psychologists on final year specialist placements. At times, the role may include input into policy, research and fundraising and delivery of consultancy and training.

Time Commitment: 0.8 FTE, 2-year fixed term contract (30 hours per week)

Location: BMECP centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE

Salary: £42,800 p.a. pro rata

Deadline: 27/07/2024

Fundraising Volunteer Assistant

The Fundraising Volunteer Assistant will assist our Fundraising Manager in raising vital funds to keep our services running. We are currently focused on diversifying our income portfolio, and require support in key administrative duties.

This is a good opportunity for someone who is interested in or wants to start a career in fundraising. This role will give you experience in key elements of a fundraising role, such as writing bids, supporting fundraising events, liaising with donors and crowdfunding.

No previous fundraising experience is required, but you will need a positive, open and enthusiastic approach to learning new skills, getting involved and thinking creatively about ways to raise money.

Time commitment: 1 day per week, 10:30 - 16:30, for 6 months

Location: Hummingbird Office, BMECP centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE

Deadline: Midday Monday 15th July 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July

Start Date: ASAP

You will need to undergo a DBS check, safeguarding training and an induction before starting. 

Applying: Please read the role description below before completing the volunteer application form. If you have any questions relating to this role please email our Fundraising Manager: [email protected]

Volunteer English Teacher

The Hummingbird Project is looking for experienced ESOL or English Functional Skills teachers/teaching assistants to join Learning Space.

Are you dedicated, reliable, and have a passion for working with young people to ahieve their full potential? Then we'd love to hear from you!

Time commitment: Every Thursday 5.30pm - 7.30pm (2 hours per week) 

Location: BMECP centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE

Deadline: rolling

Interviews: we will be interviewing on a rolling basis.

Start Date: ASAP

You will need to undergo a DBS check, safeguarding training and an induction before starting. 

When: Every Thursday, during term time, 5:30 - 7:30pm. Volunteers must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months.

Applying: Please read the volunteer information pack below before completing the volunteer application form

Essential Criteria:

  • Teaching/teaching assistant experience on ESOL and/or English Functional Skills courses
  • Familiarity with ESOL and/or English Functional Skills exams
  • Experience of working with people from refugee backgrounds and/or teaching people who's first language is not English
  • Excellent and adaptable communication skills
  • Be available to volunteer on a Thursday 5:30-7:30pm for a minimum of 6 months (if you are not available during this time we ask that you do not apply for this role)

Access to Education Volunteer

Are you passionate about supporting young people to access education? Learning English is a priority for the young people that we work with, but it can be difficult to find out where and when classes are happening. With limited English, the application process can also be very difficult to navigate. We are looking for a committed volunteer to work alongside the Education Lead to support young people to access English/ ESOL classes in and around Brighton. This will involve working directly with young people to help them to fill in application forms as well as keeping up to date about the classes that are happening and communicating with local colleges and training providers.

Time commitment: Every Thursday 1.30pm - 7.30pm (6 hours per week) 

Location: BMECP centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE

Deadline: rolling

Interviews: we will be interviewing on a rolling basis.

Start Date: ASAP

 

Role description:

  • Support young people with college applications
  • Maintain up to date information about ESOL courses in Brighton and Hove
  • Attend Brighton ESOL network meetings (2-3 times a year)
  • Meet regularly with the Education Lead
  • Keep a diary of college open days and other events
  • Attend Learning Space (Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30pm)

Skills/ qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good at building relationships with ‘partner’ organisations
  • Collaborative working style
  • Dedication and reliability
  • Experience of working with young people from refugee/ marginalised backgrounds
  • Experience of working with people whose first language is not English
  • Good at building relationships with young people
  • Experience of teaching ESOL and/or working in further education is desirable 
  • An understanding of some of the barriers and challenges experienced by young people from refugee backgrounds

In this document we set out the culture of wellbeing at the Hummingbird Project. In the spirit of reflective practice, this is a working document that will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis, with the input of the Hummingbird team.