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Do you care about social justice? 

Would you like to live in a vibrant multi-cultural community in Bristol where you can contribute?  We are offering a place in our community house at highly reduced rent, in return for 5 hours a week of your time & skills.  

Could it be for you?

 

Positition Overview:

Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN), a vibrant organisation that supports asylum seekers who are experiencing destitution, is recruiting for an exciting new position. Specifically we are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual (or couple) to join the live-in coordination team. This person, who would need good communication skills and past experience in a similar multi-cultural environment, would join another couple to supervise the welcoming of new members and general running of BHN’s 11 bedroom men’s house.

 

This post is for a renewable one year license agreement, subject to a two month trial period. We provide induction and training during this two month period and monthly supervision throughout the period of involvement.

 

There are a great many opportunities to develop skills and projects as part of this role, for example within our developing social enterprise projects, which raise funding through cooking and creative activities; by participating in our new weekly drop-in centre; by receiving training in narrative mediation or understanding the asylum system; contributing toward our allotment project and ongoing programme of workshops.

 

To find out more, please email wearebhn@gmail.com for an application form.

 

Please share this information through your networks!

 

Position specifics:

Position duration: 1 year, subject to two month review

 
License agreement: 
Our live in house-hosts contribute 5-6 hours a week toward the running of the house, including a weekly Monday evening slot. In return, they receive a highly reduced rent package – £200 per month including all bills, internet and basic food.

 

About BHN: 
BHN is a network of individuals and households living and organising in solidarity with with refused asylum seekers to end forced destitution in Bristol. To this end we have a network of host ‘families’ and also a large house for men in Fishponds which can host 9 single people (plus hosts). We support people with accommodation and provide opportunities for creative community involvement whilst also working with people on the legal side of their case.BHN sees itself as a project of ‘solidarity’ more than of charity – that is, we see ourselves confronting an unjust system rather than offering hand-outs. Our values are solidarity (working alongside people, not merely giving aid), equality (people are people before labels); mutual empowerment (overcoming barriers together); hospitality (creating intercultural spaces of welcome); integrity (transparency in decision and action); and creative resistance (living out change imaginatively).

It is important to us that our volunteers share these values and view those they are working with as equals. For this reason we spend time getting to know potential house hosts and include a two month trial period as part of the induction.

 
Person specification:
We are seeking new hosts who are passionate about social justice, skilled in facilitation and/or pastoral work, and who want to build a strong community life among destitute asylum seekers. We offer subsidised accommodation (including bills and basic food) in a culturally diverse community with rich opportunities for personal development, training and learning.

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One thought on “BHN is looking for a live-in host! Could this be you?

  1. Pingback: BHN is recruiting! Are you a potential trustee, house host, or mediator? | bristol hospitality network

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