North West Migrants Forum

Community Integration and Welfare Officer

Job Advertisement: Community Liaison Officer

The North West Migrants Forum is recruiting a Community Liaison Officer on a fixed term contract until July 2027. This is an immediate start.

PLEASE NOTE: Closing date for applicants is 12 noon on Friday 26 July 2024
with interviews expected to be conducted on Monday 5 August 2024.



The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) is responsible for implementing a strategic plan to advance the organisation’s mission, specifically its ‘New Beginnings: Building Pathways to a Shared Future’ project. They will advise the Chief Executive and Board of Directors on community issues, serving as a liaison on project activities, events, organisations, committees, stakeholders and facilitating proactive relationships between North West Migrants Forum, BME members (newly arrived and existing communities) and broader communities within the Derry City and Strabane District.

The CLO is also responsible for developing project evaluation criteria and conducting periodic surveys to assess programme efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO will develop and implement a range of programmes that meets the needs of NWMF members and service users.

The post will require the holder to:

Establish and maintain liaison with community groups, statutory agencies and schools across the North West, working with the Community Integration & Welfare Officer to facilitate programmes that support young people and their families.

The CLO’s main duties include:

  • Community education liaison
  • Information and resource management
  • Guidance and referral
  • Community liaison
  • Events planning

Essential Criteria:


  • Degree (min. Level 7) in Community Development or Social Work or equivalent
  • Level 1 qualification in Immigration Advice
  • Level 3 qualification in Generalist Welfare Advice


  • Two years’ experience (paid or unpaid) of providing advice – face to face or telephone – gained in the last four years
  • One years’ experience (paid or unpaid) working with similar demographics to the people within Northern Ireland; particularly with those of a BME gained in the last three years
  • Implementing a strategy and advice service
    Working with local statutory and non-statutory organisations and local key stakeholders
  • Delivery on active citizens/integration programmes
    Experience delivering interventions to both children and adults 

Salary: £17,340 Gross per Annum


An excellent opportunity to join a well-established community organisation in the North West region of NI.

Due to the specific requirements of this position, remote working is not available. Applicants should be prepared to work on-site at the North West Migrants Forum’s Derry office, five days a week.

For further information on this vacancy, please apply via the link below.

About The North West Migrants Forum

North West Migrants Forum (NWMF) is a registered charity (NIC107318) founded in 2012 `to contribute to the development of a peaceful, diverse, prosperous &and participative society based on principles of human rights, equality and justice.

NWMF vision reflects that of both the Racial Equality Strategy (RES) and Together Building a United Community (TBUC). We work openly and accountably and in collaboration with others to achieve our vision. All NWMF work is evidence-based and planned to achieve identified outcomes linked to achieving the organisational aims.

The range of services provided under the Forum’s umbrella is wide and includes all of the following: advice and orientation services; capacity, self-confidence and skills development; the promotion of integration and participation of black and racialised minoritised communities, while challenging racism, prejudice and hate crimes; youth engagement programmes; specific services for people seeking safety and those granted international protection, emergency cash support, the promotion and celebration of cultural diversity.

We recognise that making a career change can be a huge step. We will support you through every step of the recruitment process, from an initial discussion of your goals and aspirations, to the security of your new position.

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