Jobs and volunteering

Take on a new challenge, share your skills, and learn something new. Help make Britain a place where everyone can belong. Find out about our current opportunities.

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What we offer

Consonant is a fully supportive environment where you are challenged to grow and learn new things. No two days are ever the same. Our offices and training rooms are equipped to a high standard, so you can focus on what’s important – helping people thrive.

Our team speak 27 different languages. We are a truly multicultural community, with staff, volunteers and customers from all over the world.

Your impact

People like you are helping make the UK a place where everyone can belong.

Every year we help thousands of people get protection from violence and persecution, learn English, find work, and get more involved in their communities.

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our volunteers and staff, people are able to rebuild lives, support themselves and their families, and achieve their ambitions.

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EU Settled Status Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help run our EU Settled Status advice programme. We are very aware that many EU citizens in the UK are unsure about exactly what they need to do to stay in the UK, and many have questions. There are also many vulnerable EU citizens, and we want to reach out to ensure everyone has the knowledge and support they need.

We plan to run weekly advice sessions, as well as provide IT support for filling in the EU settled status form, and further 1-1 advice where needed. EUSS coordinators will be given training by the Policy and Campaigns manager and will be supported by our Customer Experience manager over the course of the programme. This is an opportunity to develop some incredibly useful skills, as well as make a huge difference to the lives of EU citizens at an unsettling time.

We ask that volunteers are prepared to dedicate 1 day a week for at least 3 months to ensure continuity of service, but we can be flexible to suit other commitments.

NB: this is a support and information service, not a legal advice service.

 

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Volunteer Legal Administrator (Tottenham)

If you’re interested in law and are a great organiser, this the perfect opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced law firm.

Our legal administration team is fundamental to ensuring our solicitors can support as many clients as possible in an increasingly tough environment.

Volunteers will help with our casework management system, varied administrative tasks, and will maintain our files to stringent LAA audit standards.

With time and experience, volunteers can progress onto drafting letters, conducting legal research, and taking notes behind counsel in court.

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Legal Administration Volunteer (Westminster)

We are looking to recruit volunteers to assist with translation work, interviewing and assessing clients and day to day tasks to ensure the smooth running of drop in advice sessions.

Knowledge of an additional language is essential, but community languages such as Farsi and Bengali would be an asset.

To apply for this role, please contact hello@consonant.org.uk for an application pack.

Admin & Reception Volunteer (Tottenham)

If you’ve got a talent for making people feel welcome, we want to hear from you!

Volunteers are needed to support our administration team. We are looking for people with good communication skills (knowledge of other languages would be very useful) to greet our clients and provide vital support to the administration of the charity.

To apply for this role, please contact laura.dunn@consonant.org.uk for an application pack.

Job Search Support Group Volunteer (Tottenham)

Help others find the career they’ve always wanted so they can support themselves and their families.

Volunteers are needed to assist with Job seeker support, helping the centre users improve their CV, set up email accounts, complete online job applications, practice for interviews, or simply search for jobs .

We are looking for people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (knowledge of other languages would be very useful), those who have patience and good listening skills and can help unemployed adults on a one-to-one basis.

To apply for this role, please contact mathilde.dupouy@consonant.org.uk for an application pack.

 

Community Health Coach/Trainer Volunteer (Tottenham)

We are looking for individuals who have a background or interest in health issues, who can help us run health initiatives in the community.

This could include training, activities, and coaching. We are ideally looking for people who also have first or second hand experience of migration (including refugees and asylum seekers), and especially people who can speak other languages, so as to facilitate community engagement.

To apply for this role, please contact mathilde.dupouy@consonant.org.uk for an application pack.

Volunteer Digital Media Coaches (Tottenham)

We are looking for persons with a flair for digital skills to teach our beginner and intermediate computer classes.

Some classes cover functional digital skills to enable active citizenship using digital technology and the internet. Your role initially will be to provide one-to-one support and teaching assistance. You may also be able to deliver your own class after a period of observation.

Other classes provide office-type practice for those who wish to pursue their education, studies or work in an office environment. We are also particularly keen to take on people who speak different languages, to support a wider range of service users (including Lingala, Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Farsi)

To apply for this role, please contact mathilde.dupouy@consonant.org.uk for an application pack.

Volunteer English Teachers

Are you CELTA/TEFL qualified? Have a passion for teaching and want to help others thrive in the UK?

We’re looking for enthusiastic teachers who would like to volunteer at least 2 hours per week to teaching English (ESOL). Our students are adult migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We offer morning, afternoon and evening classes at different levels, from Pre-Entry (beginners) to Level 2 (Upper Intermediate).

To apply for this role, please contact mathilde.dupouy@consonant.org.uk for an application pack.

Senior Welfare Advisor (Haringey)

One-year fixed term contract – Salary 28,000 – 30,000 depending on experience
Hours: 35 hours per week

As Senior Welfare Benefits Advisor (Haringey), you will develop and deliver a new comprehensive advice service to local people on all matters relating to Welfare Benefits, to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the borough of Haringey. This will include advising clients on entitlements to Welfare Benefits in order to increase their income, assist and support in the application of relevant claims and to effectively challenge adverse decisions. Advice sessions will take place by face to face appointments at our offices, at outreach sessions and on the telephone. You will work closely with Consonant’s existing advice service in Westminster.

The post requires someone who has demonstrable experience and knowledge on a range of issues faced by people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including housing, debt, social care, and welfare benefits. The ideal candidate will be familiar with and have contacts in the borough of Haringey.

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Welfare Advisor (Westminster)

Permanent contract – Salary 27,400, pro rata
Hours: 14 hours per week

As Welfare Advisor (Westminster), you will manage an active caseload providing a one-off only comprehensive advice service to local people on all matters relating to Welfare Benefits. This will include advising clients on entitlements to Welfare Benefits in order to increase their income, assist and support in the application of relevant claims and to effectively challenge adverse decisions. Advice sessions will take place by face to face appointments at our offices, at outreach sessions and on the telephone.

The post requires someone who has demonstrable experience and knowledge on a range of issues such as social care, housing and welfare benefits.

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Have something to offer?

You’ve got the skills and the talent. We’ve got the space and people who are eager to learn. Don’t see a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you? Talk to us about your ideas for running a course or workshop.

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