Freelance Project Officer For ‘Weekend Club’ initiative (Interfaith Glasgow)

 We are seeking to contract the services of a Project Officer to deliver
our new ‘Weekend Club’ initiative, which is an interfaith response to the
plight of refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants in
Glasgow.  The initiative will, in
particular, tackle the isolation and loneliness resulting from the limited
provision of services at the weekend.  The post will involve recruiting,
establishing, and supporting an interfaith group of volunteers to put on a
series of activities which increase social interaction and decrease the
isolation felt by refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants living in
Glasgow.

You will be self-employed with flexible working hours and will be
contracted for a maximum of 666 hours of work at £12 per hour over an
approximately 17 month period.

The deadline for applications is 20th April 2015.


Interfaith Glasgow

This project is hosted by
Interfaith Scotland. It aims to support and develop interfaith engagement in Glasgow and to build a
sustainable structure for that engagement.

 

Project Officer Remit

We are seeking to contract the
services of a Project Officer to deliver our new ‘Weekend Club’ initiative,
which is an interfaith response to the plight of refugees, asylum seekers, and
new migrants in Glasgow.
The initiative will, in particular, tackle the isolation and loneliness
resulting from the limited provision of services at the weekend. The post will
involve recruiting, establishing, and supporting an interfaith group of
volunteers to put on a series of activities which increase social interaction
and decrease the isolation felt by refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants
living in Glasgow.

 

Main Tasks

1.   Consult with faith & belief communities
and refugee, asylum seeker, and migrant support agencies on potential
activities which could be delivered by the Weekend Club

2.   Raise profile of Weekend Club among faith
communities and refugee, asylum seeker, and migrant groups and support agencies

3.   Recruit
volunteers through faith communities to support the work of the Weekend Club to
include

 assessing skills and
aspirations of volunteers

 forming
a core interfaith group of volunteers and supporting them to meet
semi-regularly

 supporting and supervising
the group and individual volunteers

 arranging training for volunteer group on working
with asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants

 

4.   Support
volunteer group to plan and deliver 12 activities across one year through the
Weekend Club

 

5.   Support volunteers to obtain feedback from
Weekend Club participants on the change that has been made to them

6.   Support volunteers to feedback on the work of
the Weekend Club to their own faith communities with their fellow volunteers

7.   Evaluate and analyse the results of
evaluations on Weekend Club activities

8.   Produce reports and updates on progress for
management, funders, and other stakeholders as required

9.   Update social media and other media on work of
Weekend Club

10.
Represent project at external events

11.
Undergo supervision and training as required by line manager

12. Other relevant duties as required by the
Interfaith Glasgow Project Manager

 

Person Specification

 

Essential

1.   Experience of―and enthusiasm for―working with volunteers

2.   Experience of planning events and activities
within a budget

3.   Good religious literacy and respect for—and
sensitivity towards—people of different religious traditions and cultures

4.   Experience of facilitating group work,
including planning sessions, running them, and evaluating progress

5.   Good project management skills, including
strong planning, organisational and administrative skills

6.   Excellent communication skills, both oral and
written

7.   Good general IT skills including use of MS
Office packages and Email

8.   Good understanding of and enthusiasm for
social media

9.   Highly
motivated to develop good relations between people of different faith
backgrounds

 

Desirable

1.   Experience of facilitating constructive
dialogue between people from a range of different religious and cultural
backgrounds

2.   Understanding
of negative social issues facing asylum seekers, refugees, and new migrants

 

Location

This work will require travel
in and around the Glasgow
City area (at times
including surrounding authority areas) to meet stakeholders and to plan and
deliver activities. Your base will be at the Interfaith Scotland offices in
Pollokshields, Glasgow.

 

Lines of Accountability

The Weekend Club Project
Officer will be accountable to the Interfaith Glasgow Project Manager.

 

Fee and Hours of Work

You will be self-employed and
will be contracted for a maximum of 666 hours of work at £12 per hour.

 

Your working hours will be
flexible and may vary from week to week. We anticipate an average of 9 hours
per week. However, depending on the activities at any given time, this may
increase or decrease and will at times include evening and weekend work. We
expect that you will be working over a 74 week period (approx. 17 months). This
end date may alter, however, depending on your working patterns.

 

Ideal Start Date: As soon as possible

 

Applications

If you wish to apply for this
post, you will need to submit the following two items:

 

(1) A covering
letter.
Please explain why you want
the post and how you meet the person specification.

(2) Your CV. Please include details of at least one or two
referees. These should be people who have known you in a work context.

 

Applications and Enquiries
should be addressed to:

Dr
Rose Drew

523 Shields Road, Glasgow, G41 2RF

Email:
rose.drew@interfaithglasgow.org

Tel:
0141 420 6982

 

DEADLINE: 20 April 2015 (applications received after midnight on this
day will not be considered)

 

Interviews: Interviews will be held on 29th April 2015.

 

NB: Appointment to this post will be subject to a
satisfactory PVG check

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