Recovery and Resilience Worker (BAME communities)

Recovery & Resilience Worker (BAME Communities)

Part-time sessional role

20hrs per week

£12 per hour

Immediate start, contract ends 31st October 2020

As the Recovery & Resilience Worker for BAME communities, you’ll be responsible for assessing the needs of black, asian and minority ethnic lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across Scotland in a post-COVID world.

You’ll deliver practical support and assistance to LGBT+ community groups and organisations to help them meet the identified needs of BAME LGBT+ people and help to improve the resilience of community groups around the country.

You will work to identify community assets, needs, barriers and opportunities, and will explore the lived experiences of black, asian and minority ethnic queer people in Scotland. You’ll share this work with community anchor organisations to help them become more representative and resilient. You will develop detailed community action plans, always ensuring local people are at the heart of a human rights-based approach to recovery.

You will also be responsible for the production of summary reports and updates throughout the project and will contribute to a Recovery & Resilience Report based on the findings of the project by 31st October 2020.

You’ll report to the Recovery & Resilience Coordinator.

Experience & Skills

Essential:

  • Strong links with the black, asian and minority ethnic community in Scotland
  • Good working knowledge of the LGBT+ sector in Scotland
  • Sound knowledge of community development principles in action
  • Understanding of the financial opportunities for community groups in Scotland
  • Awareness of any systemic barriers to the effective representation of BAME identities in the LGBT sector
  • Excellent office and administrative skills
  • Full clean driving licence
  • An ability to work to deadlines and with competing priorities

If you feel you’re the right fit for this opportunity, send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@pinksaltire.com by 5pm on Friday 17th July. A telephone or video call will be scheduled with shortlisted candidates shortly after.

We welcome applications from community organisations for this work too. If you believe your organisation fits the profile, please do get in touch.

We’re committed to ensuring diversity in our organisation and welcome applications from those often under-represented in the LGBT or charitable sectors. You are welcome at Pink Saltire – we value your skills, your experiences and your contribution.

This opportunity is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.