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Barnet Council - Project Manager - Homes for Ukraine

  • Location

    Barnet, London

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    Social Care

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    Up to £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

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In March 2022, in response to the war in Ukraine and humanitarian crisis, the government established new visa routes - principally the Homes for Ukraine scheme and the Ukraine Family Visa scheme - to enable those fleeing the conflict to come to the UK. Local Authorities are responsible for the administration of the Homes for Ukraine visa scheme which includes undertaking in person checks of the sponsor accommodation, DBS checks and where there are children or vulnerable adults ensuring that safeguarding visits are completed. Councils are also asked to support Ukrainians settle through school admissions, sign posting to work and benefits services, wider health service referrals, community integration and homelessness assistance. We need someone with strong project management skills who is confident to get on with their work, proactive, seeing a gap and proposing how to fill it, willing to learn on the job and ask questions.

The work of the team is varied and fast-paced so we are looking for an experienced and highly organised individual who can manage competing priorities and work independently and as part of a team. You will need to be empathetic with our service users and able to use your initiative when dealing with queries The post holder will work with various partners across the council, that are working with the sponsors and/or the people coming from Ukraine to develop valuable and effective working relationships, which will ensure people coming from Ukraine under this scheme are fully supported.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.