Advocacy Worker based in GCP offices

Minority Ethnic Advocacy Project (MEAP)

 

1x post 33.5hours per week (Reference – MEAP GCP 01)

(£19,500 Per Annum) pro rata

 

(funded till 30/06/19)

 

(Full time equivalent is 35 hours per week)

 

Background to Project

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC – www.wsrec.co.uk) is working in partnership with Govan Community Project (GCP – www.govancommunityproject.org.uk) to deliver a new and innovative community-led advocacy service to vulnerable and harder to reach minority ethnic (ME) communities in Glasgow and Renfrewshire. Over 15 months, our aims are to empower and build resilient diverse communities through community integration and engagement with mainstream services. Through our local and bespoke intervention in creating pathways and opportunities we envisage our service will create platforms for intercultural dialogue, capacity build individuals and families to reduce discrimination and offer the advancement of equal opportunities. We also foresee this delivery to build the capacity of our existing services, provide grassroots cultural and linguistically sensitive new services and increase economic activity for minority ethnic individuals who will be employed through this service. We also strongly believe that this project will enhance relations between mainstream service providers and create better local and inclusive services.

Funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund (European Social Fund and Scottish Government), our main activities will be: –

  • Delivering an ongoing advocacy service which will provide one to one confidential, linguistic and culturally sensitive support within areas of general health and well being, welfare/money/debt/housing advice and reporting hate crime/discrimination.

  • Up-skill ‘local’ advocacy support workers from minority ethnic communities with skills, that impact on the reduction of inequalities, collectively creating a voice within these communities.

  • Support mainstream services in better understanding the needs of hard to reach and vulnerable groups resulting in equal opportunities.

We envisage that using this holistic approach will enable disadvantaged groups to have increased access to support and opportunities that would in the longer term improve their lives. Our approach will not only challenge discrimination but also aid families who are isolated due to lack of uptake in services and/or knowledge on how to access them.

The main activities will take place in the North and South of Glasgow within our existing offices however supporting communities Glasgow wide. Although at a much smaller scale, we will also provide this service in the Renfrewshire area

Please Note

Under European Social Fund (ESF) rules and regulations, the successful applicant is not authorised to be employed or take on other tasks within either organisation.  The staff members time and resources must 100% committed to delivering the project outcomes for the duration of their appointment.

 

Application Process

Application and other documents can be downloaded via the link below

https://wsrec.co.uk/about-us/get-involved/

Please complete the application as well as the monitoring form and write the reference number of the role you are applying for (at top of this document) and email them to :-

recruitment@wsrec.co.uk or post a hard copy to:


Recruitment

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

Napiershall Street Centre, 39 Napiershall Street, Glasgow, G20 6EZ


The deadline for submission of applications is  Wednesday 7th February 2018 12.00 NOON.  Applications received after this time will NOT be considered.  Please only complete the application and monitoring form as CV’s if attached will NOT be considered.

Please note in advance that Interviews will be held week beginning 26th February 2018 in Glasgow.

If you have any questions please call 0141 337 6626 or email admin@wsrec.co.uk

 

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