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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)

Please note: we are not currently taking applications for this vacancy. Please check back here soon. 

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 Caseworker - Statelessness (maternity cover)

As Senior Caseworker (Statelessness), you will be responsible for delivering high quality legal services on the full range of immigration and welfare issues that affect migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. A central part of your role will be working with the Statelessness Casework & Policy Coordinator and a network of pro bono lawyers on Consonant’s growing statelessness practice. This work is crucial to providing free representation to Statelessness clients and helping them utilise what is a relatively new and untested process.

This is an ideal opportunity for a caseworker keen to work in an exciting new area of immigration law and who understands the role legal advice and representation can play in achieving wider societal change.

For further details, please see the recruitment pack below. Applications should be sent to lorenza.arnaboldi@consonant.org.uk

Closing date: This is an open recruitment. Applications will be assessed and interviews arranged on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Consonant encourages applications from people with migrant or refugee backgrounds

Consonant is an equal opportunities employer.

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Children’s Caseworker/Solicitor (maternity cover)

As Children’s Caseworker/Solicitor, you will be responsible for taking the lead on our UASC work, as well as delivering high quality legal services on the full range of immigration and welfare issues that affect migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. A central part of your role will be conducting asylum casework under legal aid funding, with a specialist focus on representing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and including feeding into yearly funding reports.

This is an ideal opportunity for a caseworker keen to work with UASC clients and who understands the role legal advice and representation can play in achieving wider societal change. This is a maternity cover contract.

For further details, please see the recruitment pack below. Applications should be sent to lorenza.arnaboldi@consonant.org.uk

Closing date: This is an open recruitment. Applications will be assessed and interviews arranged on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Consonant encourages applications from people with migrant or refugee backgrounds

Consonant is an equal opportunities employer.

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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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