Asylum Coordinator

Closing Date:         Sunday 4 December 2022

Interview Date:      Monday 12 December 2022

Salary:                           Grade 4 (SCP 30 – 35) £36,298 - £41,496

Term:                             Full-time employment, fixed term for one year, or secondment (possible extension subject to further funding) 

Politically Restricted:  Yes  

Welsh Language essential: No. The ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is desirable for this role. 

About the Role

To provide the project lead within Wales on the development and implementation of the UK Government policy of Full Dispersal and place-based approach to asylum, part of a wider Asylum Transformation Programme. The post holder will be providing a coordination function between councils in Wales, other public services, the Home Office in support of the Transformation Programme, working with asylum accommodation providers and actively supporting councils whilst they establish infrastructures to support asylum seekers.

More generally, the role will help increase the capacity of the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership (WSMP) team to respond to migration, supporting collaborative arrangements and effective engagement across Wales. Other current priority schemes coordinated by the WSMP are the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS), Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP), the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), Community Sponsorship, the National Transfer Scheme for Unaccompanied Children, and the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa Scheme. The WSMP also supports the response to wider migration and resettlement programmes, including Homes for Ukraine and the Ukraine Family Visa Scheme, as well as dealing with ongoing changes to immigration policy.

Apply Now!

For an initial discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Anne Hubbard, WSMP Manager on 07950 954925.

To apply, please send a covering letter with a completed application form by the closing date of Sunday 4th December 2022 to:


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Monday 12th December 2022.

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to undertake a task before attending for interview, as well as pre-interview tasks on the day, followed by an interview with a selection panel.


The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK. 


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