Praxis is recruiting
Praxis Community Projects is seeking an energetic and dynamic Community Development Project Officer to join our team and lead on the facilitation and strategic development of our thematic groupwork.
The ideal candidate
You will have an acute understanding of the issues faced by refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate group work with participants who are in complex and difficult personal situations.
You will be committed to building the meaningful participation of our clients and helping them have a voice in decision making processes that affect them. This will involve helping groups to establish long term goals, and building their skill sets to be able to realise those goals.
You will have the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders, including clients, policy makers and funding agencies. You will have a high level of knowledge and experience in community development and participation techniques.
As this role will be responsible for supporting female survivors of trafficking and gender based violence only female candidates will be considered for the full time position. However male and female candidates will be considered on a job share basis.
If you think you have the skills and experience to apply for this position and want to join our team please visit our Jobs page.
Closing Date: 12 noon, on Monday 4th August 2014
Interviews: Thursday 14th August 2014
Praxis shortlisted for Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards 2014
Praxis are happy to announce that our Temporary Homes project has been shortlisted for the Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards 2014. The awards are funded by the London Housing Foundation, Shelter and all of the London boroughs. London Councils runs the awards on their behalf.
Praxis' Temporary Homes supports vulnerable homeless migrant individuals and families with immigration support needs and/or No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) from outside the European Union. Emergency accommodation is provided as a means to resolve immigration issues and thereby unlock housing pathways. As its name indicates, the project provides temporary accommodation, mostly between 6 weeks and 3 months, although some limited placements are set up for up to 2 years. The project is transitional in nature with a very high level of positive outcomes. The project also provides a home rather than basic shelter in self-catering accommodation, with volunteer hosts or faith communities.
For more information on the Awards visit the Andy Ludlow Awards website.
New CEO for Praxis
A message from Barbara Roche
Following from the retirement from Praxis of our long serving and well known Chief Executive Vaughan Jones, I am pleased to announce that Sally Daghlian OBE has been appointed as our new Chief Executive starting on 1st June 2014. Her appointment comes at a very exciting time as we launch our new enterprise, the Praxis Language Gym. There are many challenges facing migrant communities and Praxis is determined to continue to provide high quality and innovative services. We are confident that Sally's past experience in the refugee and migrant sector and her extremely personable manner will stand her in good stead,
Chair of Praxis
Sally Daghlian OBE was born in the UK of British Armenian descent. She graduated from the University of Glasgow 1981 with an MA in Sociology and French She began her career in social policy oriented research then worked in the field of informal adult education, community development and health before moving into the refugee sector.
Sally has 20 years' experience of refugee and migration issues. For ten years she was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, a national organisation providing services to and advocating for asylum seekers and refugees. In 2005 she was appointed Vice-Chair of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) - a pan-European alliance of refugee assisting organisations - and in 2008 became the Chair.
From 2010 she has been working as a consultant providing support to voluntary sector and not for profit organisatiions in relation to governance, strategy and fundraising. In 2008, she was awarded the OBE for services to Human Rights.