Are you actively involved with Winton Mosque, Ashley Road Mosque or Weymouth Mosque?
Are you fluent in Bengali or another community language?
Would you like to be a Community Consultant?
Background to the role:
Dorset Race Equality Council is a charity that works with people from different ethnic and religious groups to celebrate and promote diversity in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
We also offer free support to people who experience prejudice and discrimination.
In response to reports of increasing community tensions and hostility towards some Muslims in our local area, we have started to develop a project that we hope will reverse this trend and bring greater community cohesion:
The broad aims of the ‘One Community’ Project are to:
Educate the general population about Islam and the positive contributions that local Muslims make to our community;
Provide opportunities for people from different backgrounds to come together in order to share experiences and build positive relationships
Further develop the support available to Muslims who experience prejudice or discrimination.
It is important that this project is developed in thorough consultation with local Muslims, whom we hope will actively develop and run sub-projects and activities with our guidance and support. Initial consultations have already been carried out, but a clear need has been identified to engage with community members who have limited or no English, so that they may also shape and participate in ‘One Community.’
Therefore, we are looking to recruit Bengali / community language speakers as Community Consultants to assist us in gathering the views, experiences and ideas of Muslims living in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, in order to develop a concrete action plan and funding strategy for the ‘One Community’ project, which will be officially launched in 2017.
Your role will be to use your existing networks and language skills to consult widely with members of one of the identified communities: particularly those who would find it difficult or impossible to participate in a consultation conducted in English.
You will be fully briefed by Dorset REC on the aims and objectives of your role and supported to develop a bespoke consultation strategy. It will then be your role to independently carry out this consultation and provide feedback via email to our organisation within the agreed timeframe.
As a consultant you will be paid at a rate of £11 per hour and your working pattern can be flexible. The total time commitment necessary is likely to range between 10 and 30 hours, to be confirmed upon appointment.
Strong links to one of the communities of interest: Winton Mosque/ Ashley Road Mosque/ Weymouth Mosque
Fluent speaker of a community language (Bengali/ Arabic/ Farsi/ Urdu)
Good spoken and written English
The ability to work creatively and independently
Community leadership skills
Access to internet/ ability to communicate via email
How to apply:
To apply for this role please email your CV and cover letter to Jane Jones by 12 noon on 15th August 2016: email@example.com
Interviews will be held w/c Monday 22nd August 2016
Feel free to contact us with any questions on 01202 392 954
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