Recruitment for Training and Engagement Officer at Amina MWRC

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 noon, Tuesday 11th June 2024.

Interviews will most likely be held on Monday 24th June.

Hours of work: 28 hours per week
Salary: £28,000 per annum pro rata (35 hours FTE)
Location: Glasgow Amina MWRC Office
Holidays: 37.5 days per annum – pro rata (inclusive of public holidays)
Pension: Defined contribution pension scheme based on employer contributions of 5% plus additional employee contributions
Reporting to: Employability and Financial Advocacy Coordinator
Contract: Initially until 31st March 2025 (likely to be extended, subject to further funding)

Background

Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre (Amina MWRC) is an intersectional organisation, by and for women, dedicated to empowering Muslim and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women in Scotland. Founded in 2001 on the principles of community development, our work is underpinned by community empowerment, participation and partnership working. Amina MWRC envisions an inclusive world where BME women fulfil their aspirations, striving for inclusivity and societal fairness.

Muslim and BME women face notable inequalities, including low accessibility to education and healthcare, and higher rates of gender-based violence. Amina MWRC actively engages with these women, building community resilience, ensuring these voices shape national policies, and advocating for informed understanding among mainstream agencies and policymakers.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a friendly and energetic Training and Engagement Officer to join our project team.

In this role, you will design and deliver training sessions focused on Islamophobia, anti-racist practices, and equality and inclusion.

Your efforts will enhance workforce skills across Scotland by providing training on anti-racist and inclusive workplace practices to employers.

Additionally, you will address the impacts of Islamophobia, hate crimes, and gender-based violence experienced by Muslim and BME women.

This training will be delivered to various stakeholders and employers seeking to adopt more inclusive practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Training Design and Delivery:

  • Develop comprehensive training programs focused on Islamophobia, anti-racist practices, and equality and inclusion.
  • To organise, co-ordinate and support delivery of employer engagement training and activity (e.g. faith and cultural training) with a view to increasing employability/ placement/ volunteering opportunities available for Muslim/BME women.
  • Conduct training sessions for employers and stakeholders across Scotland to promote inclusive workplace practices.
  • Lead and support the delivery of the schools project which runs volunteer led workshops at secondary schools challenging prejudice and misconceptions against Muslim and BME women.
  • Tailor training content to meet the needs of diverse audiences, ensuring relevance and impact.
  • Build and maintain relationships with employers, community groups, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage with various organisations to promote the adoption of inclusive practices and policies.
  • Serve as a point of contact for stakeholders seeking guidance on Islamophobia and anti-racism.
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of Muslim and BME women in Scotland by raising awareness about the impacts of Islamophobia, hate crimes, and gender-based violence.
  • Work towards influencing policy changes that promote equality and inclusivity of Muslim and BME women.
  • Ensure that the experiences of Muslim and BME women are represented in all training delivery.
  • Track and report on the effectiveness of training sessions and engagement activities.
  • Gather feedback from participants to continuously improve training content and delivery methods. Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks to ensure that impact can be measured accurately.
  • To proactively market the range of training services available within Amina to a range of external agencies, local communities, and employers to support the development and growth of partnership working.
  • To attend meetings, working groups, conferences and conventions as required.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the project team and senior management.

Job Specification:

Essential Experience:

  1. Understanding of Islamophobia, anti-racist practices, and issues faced by Muslim and BME women.
  2. Experience in designing and delivering training programmes.
  3. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  4. Ability to engage and build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  5. Strong organisational and project management skills.
  6. Expert by lived experience of the issues faced by BME women.

Desirable:

  1. Previous experience in a similar role within a non-profit or community organisation

Personal attributes:

  1. Friendly and energetic personality.
  2. Passionate about promoting equality and inclusion.
  3. Empathetic and culturally sensitive approach.
  4. Commitment to community development and empowerment.

Expires: 2024-06-11

More Information: https://mwrc.org.uk/jobs-opportunities/training-engagement-officer/

Contact: Amina MWRC, 0141 212 8420, recruitment@mwrc.org.uk

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