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Swindon City of Sanctuary Streams and Awards Co-ordinator

Job Title: Swindon City of Sanctuary Streams and Awards Co-ordinator (funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund)
Hours of work: 20 hours per week (52 weeks; statutory leave in line with Swindon City of Sanctuary staffing policies and procedures)
Salary: £11 per hour (£11,440 per annum pro rata)
Contract: Fixed term for five years (subject to passing a three-month probationary period)
Location: Swindon. Due to the impact of Covid-19, all staff are working remotely. Plans to return to work in our office in central Swindon are being considered. In the future, we anticipate a combination of work from the office and some from home, or another place of your choosing (travel costs between home and place of work will be at your own expense). Travel around Swindon for location visits may be necessary. Your own transport would be desirable, but if not possible, we support the use of public transport. Travel expenses incurred in the line of work will be reimbursed in line with our expenses policy.
Responsible to: Charity Manager, Swindon City of Sanctuary. You will be working as part of a small, enthusiastic and dedicated team and supported by a similarly committed team of volunteers.

About Streams of Sanctuary:
Streams of Sanctuary is one of the national City of Sanctuary’s key strategies. It is designed to encourage people and organisations to come together to celebrate and embed the concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion at the centre of everything they do.

For SCoS, the expected outcomes of our Streams work will be:

  • Positive change across Swindon by working with organisations (e.g. schools, libraries, community organisations, borough council)
  • To ensure that organisations are offering truly safe and easily accessible spaces and services for everyone, especially people seeking sanctuary
  • That all organisations will have worked towards achieving a Stream of Sanctuary Award which recognises and celebrates their lasting commitment to welcome, safety and inclusion.


In this role, you will be:

Reporting to the Charity Manager and leading our Streams and Awards developments

Researching and gaining a solid understanding of:

  • the whole Sanctuary Awards process to enable you to communicate confidently with
    organisations about the Sanctuary Awards
  • The Stream of Sanctuary we are currently working on (i.e. Schools of Sanctuary)
  • The needs of marginalised people within our community to develop a broad understanding
    of the impact of their experiences


Engaging and involving people within our culturally diverse community who have:

  • Lived experience of seeking sanctuary
  • Lived experience of migration
  • Lived experience of cultural marginalisation


Recruiting and guiding local organisations to achieve their Sanctuary Awards by supporting them to
become accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive

Promoting the work of SCoS and evidencing the impact of your work to the local community

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