Persian Community Support Worker - St Pauls, Jewellery Quarter

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St Paul’s in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most iconic buildings in Birmingham. This Eighteenth Century masterpiece is situated in the only remaining Georgian Square in Birmingham.

At the heart of St Paul’s is our weekly worship with a growing congregation with a majority of Persian asylum seekers and refugees. They have come in search of friendship, welcome and community. They have become integral to our identity-we are an intercultural church- and many have taken on active roles in our life. Besides negotiating their way through the asylum process, which has involved added delays because of the pandemic, they are seeking to integrate into society here. The main focus of this role is to accompany and empower them as they adjust, get settled, and participate in community, civic and national life.

  • With the supervision and support of the Church Warden, this person will be responsible for dealing with queries and requests made by our asylum seeker community regarding schools and colleges, local authorities, and health care services. This will include, supporting people to complete relevant forms as required.
  • This person will signpost and refer individuals to the appropriate organisations for further support, including any need for clothes and food.
  • To support and guide our asylum seeker community as they integrate into life in this country.
  • To take a lead at the social gatherings for our Persian community.
  • And any other tasks as agreed with the Vicar.

The successful candidate will:

  • Will undergo induction with the Vicar and the Church Warden with pastoral responsibility for the Persian Community.
  • Be line-managed by the Vicar
  • Will be given a work smart phone and lap top, and a work email address.

For a copy of the person specification, please view the role description attached.

Closing date for applications; 31 July

Informal enquiries and visits welcome.

Interview by arrangement

Contact Revd. David Tomlinson, The Vicar

0121-257-2793 or