Current vacancies for march 2019: red zebra community solutions

red zebra

Job Title: ‘Roma in the Lead’ Project Manager

Salary: £30,000 pro rata

Contract: 18 month fixed term contract (With possibility to extend subject to further funding)

Location: Covering Kent – (particularly Thanet, Dover, and Folkestone). Office location: to be discussed.

Hours: 30 hours per week (4 days)

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Please do not send us your CV, please request an application form.

Who are we:

We are Red Zebra, a charity providing a wide variety of services across Kent. We believe in creating stronger communities by supporting people and organisations living and working in the community. We are passionate about improving services, increasing access to services and promoting parity of opportunity for everyone.

Who are we looking for?

Are you a proactive creative problem solver, with a confident ‘can do’ attitude? Are you super friendly and enjoy being part of a small team? Are you looking for a role that you can make your own? Then this may be the job for you. The successful candidate will be looking for a big challenge, is obsessed with making a meaningful difference and can confidently work with a busy department and a busy CEO to grow the great work carried out by the team. A willingness to get on and succeed is an absolute must. You must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to talk to people on any level in a variety of settings. You must be a whizz on Excel and other Microsoft applications and be able to dazzle us with your friendly approachable attitude in a fast paced changing environment. Delivering engaging presentations with your team is key, and a proven track record in managing projects and people is essential. You need to be confident in scanning the horizon for suitable funding opportunities, together with bid writing, to ensure this project continues to thrive.

About the role:

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has caused concern and uncertainty amongst Roma migrants regarding their future in the UK; there is a firm belief that their legal rights of residence and access to healthcare and other public services are no longer assured. Following the referendum there has been a sharp increase in the number of hate crimes towards ethnic minority groups which has created further barriers to integration. We have been awarded Big Lottery – ‘Reaching Communities’ funding for 3 years to fund a ‘Roma in the Lead’ project, which aims to address issues Roma migrants face around integration and difficulties in accessing services. We are 18 months in to this exciting project.

Project Aim:

A large number of projects consult groups but we believe the best way forward is to have people in charge and control of their own destiny. The Project Manager will continue to work effectively with our existing team of Roma employees, who are from the Roma community to truly represent community and individual needs, and address how they can improve trust and access to services, thus building stronger more resilient communities.

Key Responsibilities:

• Creating Strategic Partnerships with Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue, Health, County and District Councils and any other statutory organisations to improve trust and develop clear pathways to access to services

• Develop clear links and foster a culture of trust within the Roma Community

Look at best practice on a local, national and European level

• Management of development officers, including 1-2-1’s, Personal Development Reviews and supporting their ongoing personal development

• Develop an overarching Communications and Marketing strategy

Monitor all Data Protection and data sharing protocols

• Secure additional and/or match funding to make this project extend beyond the life of the project and to be sustainable

• Write progress, management, and evaluation reports

Liaise and report to the Steering Group

• Attend all necessary strategic meetings and network with organisations, charities, statutory authorities and other appropriate agencies to increase the network and take-up of support to engage with the Roma Community

• Deliver training, presentations and attend events as a Public speaker in formal or informal settings

• Understand and manage budgets in line with the projects miles stones and time line

• Identifying funding streams and applying for suitable funds.

• Any other core business as and when required

Other details:

Driver – clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential. (Mileage at -40p per mile will be paid). Willing to travel across Kent to develop and manage the project.

Flexibility – willing to change days and times work to attend all essential meetings and other work flows as appropriate. Some evening and weekend work may be required to hold events.

Initiative – This is an extremely proactive role where you must be able to demonstrate considerable initiative and creativity in order to achieve desired outcomes.

DBS – Due to the nature of this role the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date for application forms is 4 pm on Wednesday 17th April 2019.

Initial interviews are on Monday 29th of April 2019.

A final interview will consist of a presentation and panel interview – the date of this will be advised.

For an application form/person specification and further information please contact Jenny Walsh, Chief Executive, on 01227 262313 or

Please note we do not accept CV’s.