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Conversation Over Borders launched in May 2020 in response to the social isolation experienced across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Very quickly, we flourished into a community hundreds strong of people working together to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities to succeed and settle into life in the UK. Our success has been driven by our community values of togetherness, respect and collaboration and our strength gained by creating space where everyone's ideas are listened to equally.

 

We registered as a Community Interest Company in March 2021 and with the support of our partners and funders we have continued to grow and expand into new areas.

 

We offer one-to-one English & Befriending, our Digital Inclusion Programme, bespoke Wellbeing Programme, creative Storytelling and our cultural exchange projects, including our monthly cooking classes.


Our Central Team of volunteers and our service users work closely with staff and our Board to collaboratively direct and deliver our work. 

Interested in joining us? Our vacancies and positions are posted below.

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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

We are looking for people with lived experience of displacement and/or professional experience in:
 

  • Fundraising

  • Finance/accountancy

  • Communications/PR
     

to guide our future direction and support us at an exciting time in our organisational development.

 

The ideal people would have an interest in or lived experience of seeking asylum in the UK. They will work in close contact with the Founder, staff and volunteers to advise on our direction.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage people with lived experience of displacement and of all ages to apply. 

If you have skills and experience different to those listed above that you feel are relevant, please get in touch to discuss the role!

More details and how to apply:

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VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for Digital Inclusion Volunteers to join our team at an exciting point in the expansion of our Digital Inclusion Project! We are looking for: 
 

  • A Digital Inclusion Assistant to work with our Coordinator to produce a bank of digital literacy guides and resources for refugees

  • Tech Volunteers who can securely wipe donate devices using Youwipe (instructions given!).

  • Distribution Volunteers (based in Manchester, to organise the packaging and postage of a large donation of laptops)
     

 

The ideal people would have an interest in digital inclusion and how they impact refugee rights in the UK - or a willingness to dive in and learn!

To apply to any of the roles, please email a couple of paragraphs with any relevant experience and why you are interested in the role to Ily at:

ily.conversationoverborders@gmail.com

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