Closing Date: Sunday 7th August 2022
Interview Date: Friday 9th September 2022
Grade/Salary: Grade 4 SCP 30 – 35 (£34,373 - £39,571)
Term: Full-time, fixed term for 12 months or secondment (possible extension subject to further funding)
Politically Restricted: Yes.
Welsh Language essential: No. The ability to speak and write fluently is desirable for this role.
A to provide a strategic leadership, advisory and coordination function on migration in their regions and nations. The WSMP undertakes this role in Wales.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) fund the UK Strategic Migration Partnerships to provide welcome and support to people arriving under the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visa route.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the WSMP team and help shape the response to people arriving in Wales from Hong Kong, to ensure that they feel supported to settle in the UK. The role will include, but is not limited to:
Engaging with services and community groups across Wales and partners across all sectors, to ensure they have knowledge of the Hong Kong BN(O) scheme.
Commissioning and co-ordinating support services for BN(O) status holders.
Working with Welsh Government, Police forces and BN(O) community groups and the voluntary and community sector to tackle hate crime.
Signposting BN(O) status holders for additional support, for example with English Language or for those at risk of destitution.
Working closely with central, devolved, and local government colleagues, sharing best practice and relevant data to assist with the ongoing understanding of the needs and characteristics of BN(O) status holders.
You should be someone who is able to hit the ground running, is able to build excellent working relationships with partners and stakeholders and be confident in communicating with a range of audiences, including diaspora communities whose first language may not be English.
You should be confident in problem solving, experienced in finding solutions to complex issues, and be able to tailor your responses to meet your audience’s needs.
You will need to be a motivated individual who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and adept at responding quickly to change.
The WSMP team is hosted by the Welsh Local Government Association. The Home Office funds Strategic Migration Partnerships (SMPs) to coordinate and support delivery of Home Office national programmes as well as agreed devolved migration priorities, working with stakeholders across sectors to provide a strategic leadership, advisory and coordination function on migration in their respective regions and nations.
The WSMP is a small team, where the need to work flexibly and collectively is crucial to the successful delivery of our work programmes: work streams frequently overlap, and this provides an opportunity for learning across all topics the WSMP covers.
If you would like an informal discussion around this role, please contact Anne Hubbard on 07950 954925.