Triangular is a network of volunteers, supported by experienced workers when further expertise is needed, working mainly in Tyneside to support and develop refugee and new migrant communities to reach their potential and lead fulfilling lives, contributing positively to society; whilst educating the rest of society to reduce tension towards refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.
About the role
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our small, friendly team to coordinate and manage an exciting heritage project that deals with connecting refugee and new migrant communities with tradition, culture, and heritage from their countries of origin targeting 3 of the countries where people have found refuge in UK over the last 2 decades, representing groups from the Middle east, Africa, and East Europe.
The project will examine traditional dress and explore the history of their use during celebrations from their countries of origin, by the end of the 2-year project we will ensure heritage is preserved within these communities and later shared with a wider group of people so others can access this heritage longer term.
The role of the project coordinator will be to coordinate the day to day activities of the whole project, managing community connectors and volunteers making sure all activities are carried out according to plan and safely. The coordinator will regularly report to a steering committee and the trustees, help gather monitoring data and make all preparation to work with an external evaluator.
- working with community groups and volunteers, help recruit participants from each participating communities, identifying and defining project requirements, scope and objectives and ensuring that participants’ needs are met as the project evolves.
- by liaising with heritage experts, organise heritage training targeting the trustees, community leaders, volunteers, and staff on best ways to identify, record and preserve heritage.
- identify digital needs of participants and arrange training accordingly.
- organise weekly meetings where participants directly experience the heritage, traditions, history, and culture from their countries of origin. They will be learning designing and history of traditional dress for different celebrations and special occasions.
- working with volunteers and community champions, make sure health and safety is adhered to while learning about heritage through sharing stories, dress making techniques and demonstrations,
- work with/ support a film maker who will record and edit project activities as well as help produce and records tutorial on how to make simple outfits. Both (the activities and tutorial videos) will be posted on our website, Facebook and YouTube to share the heritage.
- organise yearly celebrations to showcase the success of the project inviting relevant people to the events.
- managing volunteers, community connectors, a steering committee and community leaders
- make sure data is collected, collated, and monitored on a regular basis, and evaluated at the end of the year
- present regular report to trustees on the progress of the project
- To work in a collaborative way, supporting the aims and aspirations of the organisation and contributing to the development of the organisation’s strategy
- To act in accordance with Triangular’s values, promoting our approach to Equal Opportunities and other policies
- To demonstrate a commitment towards your own continuous personal development
- To carry out any other tasks as are deemed reasonable for the role, as directed by the Trustees.
- Personal experience as a refugee/migrant or extensive experience of working with refugees/asylum seekers and new migrants.
- understanding or experience of working in a heritage project.
- Skilled communicator and listener both in one-to-one and group situations and ability to represent the organisation externally.
- Ability to network and build relationships with other organisations working locally.
- Excellent administrative and IT skills (word, excel, database).
- Proven work experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role.
- Experience in project management, from conception to delivery
- Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
- Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
- Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control
- Experience of working as part of small team in a charity
- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
- Prior experience of running groups;
- Familiarity with inter-agency partnership working
- Experience of delivering training or presentations;
- Understanding of the mental health sector in relation to ethnic communities
You can apply for this job by sending us your CV. You must tell us:
• Your name, address, phone and email contact details
• About your education history, qualifications, and training (with dates)
• About your work history including:
- Name and address of employer
- Your job title
- A brief description of the responsibilities that you held in each job
- Start and finish dates for each job
• About any voluntary work you have done
• About any gaps in your employment, such as bringing up a family or a career break
• The names, roles and contact details of two referees who can tell us about your suitability for this job. We will not contact your referees without your permission. One of these referees should be your current employer, or most recent employer if you are not currently employed
Please accompany your CV with a letter, telling us why you are applying for this job. Tell us how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirements of the post holder as set out in the person specification. As well as paid work experience, we are interested to know about any lived and voluntary experience that would help you in this role.
Your letter should be no longer than 4 sides of A4, minimum 12pt font and should be Microsoft Word compatible.
The closing date for applications is noon on 16th May 2022 at 6pm. Interviews will take place on 25th May 2022. Please let us know if you cannot make this date, as we may be able to rearrange.
Your CV and letter can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Project Coordinator in the title.