Current vacancies, April 2019: red zebra community solutions

red zebra

Integrated Communities Manager

This job description is provided to assist the jobholder to know what his/her main duties are. It may be amended from time to time without change to the level of responsibility appropriate to the grade of the post.

Job Title: Integrated Communities Project Manager

Contract type: 10 Month Contract – with possibility to extend subject to further funding.

Responsible To: ‘Roma in the Lead’ Manager

Location: TBA - office bases are currently Medway, Whitstable and Ashford

Job Purpose: To project manage the delivery of the Integrated Communities project

Hours: Part Time. Minimum 2 days per week. Days and hours to be discussed with flexibility required.

Annual salary: £30,000 (pro rata) Mileage at 40p per mile

Annual leave: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Please request an application form as we do not accept CV’s.

About the role

The EU has criticised many member states including the UK on the lack of Roma integration strategy and policies to address the inequalities Roma face in the areas of discrimination, housing, healthcare, education and employment. Red Zebra has developed the Integrated Communities project to try and redress this balance by introducing Roma families to Early Years provision and other services that statistics show they do not engage with. By working with Roma specifically we are more broadly working with the aim of supporting people coming from outside the UK, wishing to settle lawfully in this country, to be able to play a full part in our society and to make the most of the economic and social opportunities available to them. This exciting project is being funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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 work effectively with our Roma in the Lead team many of whom 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. The overarching aim is to facilitate/provide access to early year’s provision for Roma families who may not, for whatever reason, access early years support and play group/nursery opportunities. The long term ideal is to see more families accessing services and children being prepared for school years in an integrated society.

Key Responsibilities:

A: Delivery

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

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

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

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

• Promote the benefits of the project to other key areas in Kent

• Review and monitor all Data Protection and data sharing protocols

• Understand and manage the project budget, expenses and invoices – working closely with the Finance Manager and CEO, to hit all key milestones

• Be a key team player to support other members of the SMT at Red Zebra

B: FUNDING, MONITORING, REPORTING AND EVALUATION

• Write progress, management, and evaluation reports and liaise and report to the Steering Group

• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service against agreed targets

• Maintain systems to keep accurate records relating to the delivery of the project

• Ensure strict GDPR protocols are managed and enforced

• Identifying funding streams and applying for suitable funds.

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

C: EXTERNAL PARTNERS AND COMMUNICATION

• 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

• 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

• Work with health professionals to deliver feedback mechanisms about barriers to accessing services

• Develop a comprehensive wide knowledge of support services in the community to meet different needs including; social isolation, long term health conditions, wellbeing, housing, unemployment, welfare benefits.

• Set up and coordinate special events and outreach events in the community locations

• Recognise people’s needs for different methods of communication and respond accordingly

• Develop an overarching Communications and Marketing strategy

D: ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Adhere to Red Zebra’s policies and procedures at all times including Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Confidentiality, Lone Working and Safeguarding

• Ensure that the Integrated Communities Project services reflect the vision, mission and val-ues of Red Zebra

• Assume responsibility for producing own correspondence, performing and maintaining ad-ministrative tasks

• Undertake any other additional tasks as reasonably deemed by the finance manager and CEO

Further Info:

• Full Driving Licence required and access to a vehicle

• The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date for applications is midday 24 April 2019

Initial Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1 May 2019

To request a full job description and application form please email rosie.whitehead@redzebra.org.uk

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 jenny.walsh@redzebra.org.uk.

Please note we do not accept CV’s.