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MiCLU – Breaking the Chains Project: Project Co-ordinator – Bilingual Albanian and English speaker preferred but not essential

Are you interested in an opportunity to create change for vulnerable asylum-seeking children in the UK?

Can you bring your skills in both project management and youth work to support our ‘Breaking the Chains’ project in partnership with Shpresa Programme to improve the outcomes for Albanian children and young people?

Funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund MiCLU is seeking a part time project co-ordinator to join our small, highly skilled and regarded team, based at Islington Law Centre.

Hours: 14 hours/week, excellent Terms and Conditions – includes evening work

Salary: £12,800 for 2 days per week (Equivalent to £32,000 pa full time) plus Auto-enrolment Pension

Start date: 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

This is an exciting opportunity to create change for vulnerable asylum seeking children in the UK.  Breaking the Chains is a ground breaking partnership project between MiCLU at Islington Law Centre and Shpresa Programme, a user-led organization, which promotes the participation and contribution of Albanian young people in UK society. The post-holder will work with the legal team at MiCLU, with a specialist Albanian-speaking youth worker based at Shpresa and directly with children and young people involved in the project, including our Immigration Champions Programme. The postholder will also contribute to dissemination of the learning from this groundbreaking project and identify opportunities to create change. The role will combine project co-ordination with direct youth work with Albanian speaking children and young people to ensure that their views and needs inform the wider project and create change in the legal and care sectors.

For more information about the application process, or to discuss access needs, please contact Aniko Shabani our Office Manager on .  Please note that Ms Shabani will not be able to answer queries in relation to the role itself.

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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4pm Monday 18th January 2021

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE on Friday 22nd or Monday 25th January 2021


As a charity we depend on the support of volunteers—both those who are in the legal field, and individuals with other skills.

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Current skills needed:

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