Ashley Community Housing Ltd. 
Role Description & Person Specification 
 
Ashley Community Housing provides housing and settling support to refugees and vulnerable adults in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Bristol. 
 
 
Volunteer Group Leader 
 
Introduction to the role 
We are looking for a Volunteer Group Leaders to run informal social events and groups for refugees, and members of the community in Sandwell. The aim is to improve integration of refugees and community members who have English as an additional language. Examples of groups include “Chit Chat club” a group to improve conversational English whilst learning a new skill such as cooking or arts and crafts. “Walking club” a group to encourage healthy lifestyles. Group Leaders may also be asked to organise social events such as trips to the Library, Theatre etc to raise awareness of facilities in the Sandwell area. 
 
Ashley Community Housing offers: 
Coaching and support to learn the role of Group Leader 
Guidance throughout the volunteering experience 
Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses 
Valuable work experience showing employers that you are proactive and can take the initiative – employers value voluntary work on a CV 
Support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator 
Reasonable funding for resources such as craft materials. 
 
Main responsibilities of the role: 
Organising group sessions 
Recruiting group members 
Making bookings where necessary 
Purchasing appropriate resources 
Researching and arranging appropriate social activities 
Ensuring all participants feel included and welcome 
 
 
Preferred skills, knowledge and abilities: 
Enthusiastic and self-motivated 
Good spoken English 
Good listening and communication skills 
An understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable adults, including refugees 
Reliable, punctual and organised 
Ability to speak an additional community language 
Good team player and able to use initiative 
Experience supporting adults 
 
Above all, we are looking for people who are non-judgemental, friendly, and approachable with a sociable nature. 
 
For more information or to apply for this role contact; 
Lucy Williamson, Volunteer Coordinator; 
 
Lucy.AshleyCH@gmail.com 
0330 113 3384 or 07790194576 
 
Ashley Community Housing 
Victoria Park Skills Centre 
Corbett Street 
Smethwick 
Birmingham 
B66 3PU