The Project Outreach Cohesion Coordinator will be a member of Lower Ormeau Residents Action Group staff and will assist with the development, co-ordination and implementation of a community cohesion project within the Botanic, Shaftesbury and Ballynafeigh (BSB) wards of South Belfast. S/he will work closely with the project’s three partner organisations of the Lower Ormeau Residents Action Group, Ballynafeigh Community Development Association and the South Belfast Roundtable on Racism. S/he will play a significant role in shaping the policy and strategic direction of community cohesion work in BSB.
Range of Responsibilities:
The role involves working in partnership with a wide range of people from within the voluntary/community, public and private sectors towards promoting community cohesion and cultural diversity, reducing racism and developing an inclusive society in BSB by:
- Offering support, development and co-ordination to existing and new race relations work with a focus on community cohesion, challenging racism and facilitating inter-cultural relationship building in BSB.
- Liaising with inter-cultural community groups to build cohesion and capacity and developing support for anti racist practice including raising awareness within schools and working with children/youth/community workers to deliver learning and leadership programmes
- Mapping existing race relations work, identifying good practice and support mechanisms and compiling and promoting a handbook/toolkit of same, compiling statistics and producing reports
- Developing local frames/strategies
- Helping to articulate the needs and cultures of indigenous and minority ethnic groups to eliminate discrimination
- Dealing with conflict, racial harassment and attacks through the development and implementation of three local frameworks/strategies:
- Emergency Responses
- Engagement & Early Intervention
- Assisting with the devising and delivery of the BSB Network Communication Strategy
- Bringing a race relations perspective in regard to the development of strategic planning and proposals, and supporting groups to access and deliver training to promote good race relations
- Organising conferences, seminars and workshops with groups in BSB to foster debate about race relations work and its development and practice in the community
- Representing the BSB Network externally at certain public events, including seminars and conferences
- Reporting progress to the employer and BSB Network and project Advisory Sub-Group
- Carrying out any reasonable duties required by LORAG.
Terms and Conditions
Salary: £22,221 pt 26 - £23,708 per annum (plus 5% pension) NJC Grade 6
Contract: Initially for 15 months (subject to performance review)
Holidays: 25 days per year plus statutory holidays.
Hours of Work: 35. Willingness to work flexible hours essential (with time off in lieu arrangements)