Wellbeing and Support Manager

Wellbeing and Support Manager

Part Time // £15,500 (25 hours per week)

We are looking for an experienced, compassionate, diligent and caring professional with excellent attention to detail to join our Housing team as the Wellbeing and Support Manager. You will provide support to unaccompanied minor young men aged 16-21 as they integrate into life in the UK. Many of these young people have complex needs and have experienced traumatic journeys and situations, and so it is the Wellbeing and Support Manager's responsibility to create a welcoming and safe space that facilitates their motivation, aspiration and achievement. Your daily activities will include advocacy, attending appointments, delivering 1:1 support and liaising with other professionals (e.g. social workers, GPs, solicitors). You will work alongside other Paiwand Youth Projects, and report to the Family Services Manager.

We are looking for an experienced candidate who has worked with vulnerable young people in previous roles. Our ideal candidate will have brilliant communication skills, both verbally and in writing; an ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload; understanding of issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in accessing services, knowledge of child protection and current legislative frameworks and a strong commitment to high quality youth work. 

About you...

• You will have at least 2 years experience working with young people with challenging behaviours

• You will have excellent communication skills, both with other professionals and with young people with limited English
• You will have excellent understanding of issues facing refugees and asylum seekers, including knowledge of child protection and current legislative frameworks

• You will be able to work flexibly, with occasional evening and weekend work

• You will have a strong commitment to providing high quality work with young people

For more information or to apply for the role, please contact Kate Duffy on 0208 9058770 or at kateduffy@paiwand.com

Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 4th December 2017

ESOL Tutors

ESOL Tutors

Saturdays // 9.30am-12pm // Location: Child’s Hill Primary School (Barnet) or Edgware Primary School.
Salary: £60 per session

Paiwand is looking for two experienced and passionate people to join our team of ESOL tutors - supporting people to learn English. You will be based in a our community Saturday Schools (Edgware or Cricklewood) to support the adult learning programme. You will be responsible for the delivery of effective Teaching of
ESOL. You will deliver engaging and supportive teaching sessions, as well as motivate learners to raise their ambitions and realise their full potential.

About You..

  • You will have qualifications in: Celta, Post 16 Teaching Certificate, ESOL
  • Experience preferred in Teaching ESOL or EAL or TEFL (however new tutors will be considered)
  • You are independent, adaptable and organised

For more information or to apply for the role, please contact Rees Begum on 0208 9058770 or at rees.begum@paiwand.com

Mariam Baraky, Community Advocate

Mariam joined the Paiwand team in 2017 as a volunteer. She now works as a community adocate, advising people on issues such as housing, debt and welfare.

Volunteer Mentor (Youth Zone)

Volunteer Mentor (Youth Zone)

We are looking for volunteer mentors to work on a one-to-one basis with vulnerable young refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, aged 11-18 years old, in Northwest London (Harrow, Brent, Barnet). The large refugee communities residing in these boroughs point to a clear need to address the well-being of the young members of these communities. The Project aims to support, encourage and productively challenge young people to define and work towards their personal goals. The role will give volunteers an opportunity to become trained as mentors, and to gain experience working with young refugees with complex needs. We will give you training, which is compulsory to complete the recruitment process. The role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

About you:

  • You are passionate and motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable young refugees in Northwest London;
  • You have excellent listening skills;
  • Ideally you have experience of working with young children (but not essential)
  • You’re able to travel to and meet at Paiwand’s office in Harrow and other areas of North West London;
  • Commitment to weekly meetings for minimum 6 months

For more information or to apply for the role please contact Rose Ziaei on  02089058770 or at rose.ziaei@paiwand.com

Rees Begum, ESOL Coordinator

Rees joined Paiwand in 2017 and has over 15 years of experience in Education especially the post 16 sector. She has delivered training in Numeracy, ICT and CPD for staff development. Her specialism has been in ESOL delivery and training ESOL Teachers.


Hawa Osman, Counsellor

Hawa is Paiwand’s  resident counsellor and qualified  clinical supervisor. She supports our community with issues including depression and anxiety through ‘talking therapies.


Dr. Ghulam Farooq, Mental Health Project Manager

Dr. Ghulam Farooq joined Paiwand in 2013 as Mental Health Advocate and began working as Paiwand’s Mental Health Advocacy Project Manager in April 2014. He has developed and delivers the mental health service, with the aim of improving the mental health of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who have experienced trauma.


Almira Hussain, Advocacy Project Manager

Almira is Paiwand’s Senior Advocacy Project Manager. She’s responsible for delivering our information and advice service and overseeing a team of brilliant community advocate volunteers.


Rose Ziaei, Youth Project Manager

Rose is Paiwand’s Youth Project Manager, overseeing all Youth and Mentoring activities for young refugees, including unaccompanied minors. Rose has extensive experience in working with vulnerable youth and children in the UK and is passionate about community-led and creative solutions to unjust problems.


Kate Duffy, Youth Zone Manager

Kate joined Paiwand in 2012 as a drama volunteer, eventually becoming Youth Service manager in 2017. She oversees all of our services supporting young unaccompanied minors, and leads the employability project.