Community Adviser - working with the Somali community

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Office & Professional

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £14.67 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jeremy Booth

  • Contact email:

    jbooth@meridianbs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JB-MAN-8424_1598376789

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-09-24

  • Startdate:

    26/10/20

  • Consultant:

    Jeremy Booth

Have you worked or volunteered in community engagement or outreach? If you speak English and also Somali to a confident level you could use your skills and background to help your community engage with and complete the census for 2021 - a once in each decade event!

HOURS: 15 per week - Hours are flexible and need to be worked to best support the community the role works with (this will include some evening and weekend work).

PAY RATE: £14.67 per hour

DURATION: 26/10/20 through to 07/05/21 - you must be available for this whole period

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020

JOB:

This a fantastic opportunity to be part of this incredibly important project - the census gives a snapshot of our society and the results drive real change in Government, business, charities and local authorities, shaping the way many of our services are delivered to us and the communities in which we live.

It is vitally important therefore that all areas and communities in the UK ensure that they contribute fully to this picture, and that's where you come in!

As a Community Adviser you will be responsible for driving that engagement in your area with the Somali community, working with a wide range of groups, organisations, faith and community leaders, raising awareness of the census and arranging activities, workshops and presentations to support people to complete their census questionnaire.

Although much of the time will be working on your own, you will of course be supported by your colleagues and a Census Engagement Manager for your area.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of community engagement or outreach (paid or voluntary)
  • Speak English
  • Speak Somali
  • Approachable and personable - able to develop and manage relationships
  • IT skills - experience using a variety of software
  • Written and verbal communication skills - able to deliver a presentation or write a report
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Resilient - able to work on your own for much of the time

If this sounds like you then please apply here ASAP!

We are supporting another agency in sourcing staff for this role and, after checking that you have the right documents in terms of ID and proof of address etc we will be directing suitable candidates to the online application process of this role.

This process MUST be completed by Friday 28 August to be considered.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.