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All Wales BME Engagement Programme – Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators - Closing Date 1st June


Job Description

Job Title:                  Regional Coordinator* (There will be four Regional Coordinators for each of 4 regions: South West Wales; Central South Wales; South East Wales; Mid & North Wales)

Hours of Work:       17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

Salary:                       £10,000 per annum (£20,000 per annum pro rata)

Responsible to:      All Wales BME Engagement Policy, Research & Influencing Officer


Responsible for:

Aims of the Post

  1. To support the delivery of the All Wales BME Engagement Programme according to the project plan
  2. To engage with, represent and empower BME people living in the designated region
  3. To coordinate a Regional BME Network of relevant individuals and organisations within the designated region
  4. To develop partnerships with potential BME Champion Organisations in Local Authorities in the designated region working with key partners to support the project aims

Principal Accountabilities and Main Duties

  1. To engage widely with BME individuals and organisations in the designated region
  2. Deliver face to face support for BME people in the region giving practical advice and support on issues, and signposting to specialist agencies including Benefits agencies, housing providers
  3. Offer telephone or email-based support and advice to BME individuals living across Wales.
  4. To establish a regional BME Network in the designated region with diverse representation of BME Individuals and organisations and chair and facilitate regular meetings of the network.
  5. Invite mainstream service providers (e.g Police, Housing Providers, etc) to deliver information and awareness sessions to BME people via Local engagement events
  6. Work in partnership with existing advice providers (e.g Citizens Advice Bureaux) to ensure their services are accessible and to establish effective referral routes
  7. To work with the wider team to facilitate consultation responses by BME individuals, organising events and inviting oral or written contributions, ensuring that all access requirements are met.
  8. To identify local BME Champion Organisations in each Local Authority of the designated region and work with that organisation to deliver monthly advice and engagement events for BME people
  9. To identify and support Policy Leads from each BME Regional Network to feed into key WG stakeholder groups including key policy areas of: Education, Tackling Poverty, Family Support, Community Safety
  10. To collate and share evidence from regional & local project activity to the Policy Office and wider project team
  11. To work with the wider project team to deliver training to and work with statutory groups including EHRC, Wales Commissioners, WLGA, WCVA and NHS CEHR with particular regard to tackling racism and hate crime, poverty and ethnicity and BME access to health and mental healthcare
  12. To work collaboratively with other third sector organisations and key public sector bodies to highlight issues and provide advice and information on race equality.
  13. Engage with specific groups with highest known poverty levels e.g. Somali, Bangladeshi, Afro-Caribbean to identify ways of mitigating impact of poverty and share learning at Seminars and Conferences
  14. To help organise regional Seminars and National Conferences to share learning and highlight issues from local and regional groups.
  15. To help identify and address barriers to participation in public life for people from BME communities
  16. To contribute to the BME Mentoring, Leadership & Public Life Programme to be delivered through the project
  17. To represent EYST and the All Wales BME Engagement project as appropriate at local, regional and national networks, events and meetings, and work effectively with other organisations as required.
  18. To assist with delivering training and awareness sessions on race equality awareness and related topics as required.
  19. To contribute local evidence and data relevant to BME communities to the Policy Officer and the wider project team.
  20. To present regular progress reports to the project team and EYST Senior Management as required.
  21. To ensure that the project promotes and reflects equality of opportunity at all levels
  22. To ensure that EYST Safeguarding, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities and all other relevant policies are implemented
  23. To carry out any other duties that may from time to time be required

Person Specification

  1. At least one years’ experience of working with BME communities, preferably in Wales
  2. A good level of education and preferably a degree
  3. Specific knowledge and experience of the issues faced by diverse ethnic minority communities in Wales
  4. Able to work independently as well as good team-working skills
  5. Good written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to represent EYST at meetings, seminars and conferences as required
  7. Experience of developing partnerships and building relationships with a range of stakeholders including statutory and voluntary organisations
  8. Experience of planning, recording, monitoring and evaluation of projects/ programmes
  9. Experience of delivering training
  10. Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
  11. Self-motivated and able to work to deadlines and under pressure
  12. Ability to travel across the designated Region, as well as occasional travel across Wales, including some overnight stays
  13. Advanced IT skills including Email, Powerpoint, Word, Excel

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Please see attached for the Job Description and Person Specification for this role. To apply please complete and return the attached application form to director@eyst.org.uk by 5pm Thursday 1st June 2017.

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