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Asylum Lead Officer - WMF1080e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
£33,945 - £34,834
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to supporting asylum seekers through the asylum dispersal process.

In this role you will co-ordinate the implementation of asylum dispersal and contingency accommodation, acting as the main point of contact within the Resettlement Team for a range of internal and external stakeholders responsible for and supporting the delivery of asylum services across Westmorland and Furness, to ensure the approach to asylum seekers is integrated with the wider work to respond to other resettlement and evacuee schemes to support successful longer term integration goals of the host communities and migrants themselves.

Who we are looking for

The role will be demanding yet rewarding and will require a flexible person who also has a good understanding of the reasons that lead to asylum status, they must be understanding to the cultural needs of the service user. It is an opportunity to join an exciting and dynamic team and programme which is continually evolving alongside international developments.

Candidates will have relevant experience of working in the refugee or asylum sector and must hold a relevant NVQ Level 3 and have knowledge of government policy around asylum including experience of safeguarding practices and procedures. 

You will have the ability to work under pressure and in a flexible and responsive way, you must be politically aware and have the ability to manage conflicting demands and priorities.

This role is subject to enhanced DBS checks

If you require an informal chat you can contact Allyson Carty 07755 4438474 or

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay


This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.

Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with Children.

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