Caseworker – Growth Gateway North/East London

Location: East London | Full-time | £24,000 to £28,000 per annum

Caseworker Growth Gateway North/East London
(Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Refugees into Sustainable Employment Contract) 

We’re an award-winning social enterprise with a simple goal: to spark change in place. We believe that the best way to do this is to ask a question: what does it take to improve a place? What makes us unique is the fact that we combine two things in one business: we deliver employment support, advice, connection and engagement services to individuals and we help social organisations, charities and institutions to deliver greater impact through our consultancy services.

Renaisi has been delivering RISE to support refugees in 10 boroughs in North & East London into sustainable employment since 2017, and funding is in place until 2022. This project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

The purpose of our Employment Programmes is to assist hard to reach communities back into the labour market by providing individuals with direction through a specially designed menu of services. These services include engagement, diagnostic assessment, employability skills, advice and guidance, signposting to specialist provision and short vocational courses, jobsearch, assistance with interviews, and in work support.

About the role:

The role of the ‘Growth Gateway’ Caseworker is to support and manage a caseload of participants with a range of multiple and complex barriers. The caseworker will work closely with participants to identify and work through these issues to progress them closer to employment by delivering group workshops to build confidence, wellbeing and motivation, working closely with external and specialist partners where required. This role requires someone who is bilingual and can build trust and a rapport with this cohort of participants in both a 1-2-1 and group environment.

You would spend your day working on a range of activities, including:

  • Assisting in the delivery of Renaisi’s Refugee’s into Sustainable Employment (RISE) programme to high-quality standards
  • Engaging with our target groups and register participants onto the employment programmes, particularly through refugee community organisations, Job Centre Plus and Local Authorities
  • Conducting eligibility and initial assessments and refer ineligible participants to alternative provision
  • Supporting participants through a number of group activities aimed at building confidence, wellbeing and skills
  • Acting as a single point of contact, you will provide information, advice and guidance services to participants on your caseload, including face-to-face appointments and support sessions; producing action plans; assisting participants through our programmes of training and employment support.
  • Keeping accurate participant files and records (including the use of our database(s)), and produce output evidence stencils for the compilation of monitoring returns for our funders.

For more details about the role, please access the full job description here.

What we’re looking for: 

As much as we’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience, we are also looking for someone who wants to make a difference to communities, organisations and places. We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!

How to apply:

Please apply via our job portal with a CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience against the job description/personal specification or alternatively post your CV and cover letter to: FAO Gerrar Ahmed, Renaisi Limited, Unit 2, 290-296 Mare St, E8 1HE.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will take place w/c: 27th May 2019.

Renaisi is an equal opportunities employer.



CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 – applications received after this time will not be considered.
Interviews will take place w/c : 27th May 2019.


If you have any queries in relation to the role, please contact Gerrar Ahmed by email: or on 0203 1463030.

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