6-month contract • 30 hours/four days per week (0.8FTE)
Home based with regular travel in and around Birmingham, and occasional travel to London (subject to government guidelines on travelling during coronavirus pandemic)
The UK's leading interfaith organisation is looking for an organised and motivated self-starter to lead the project management of programmes across the West Midlands, supporting the existing team to deliver high quality work.
Founded in 1997, the Faith & Belief Forum works to build strong and productive relations between people of different faiths, beliefs, and cultures. Our team in the West Midlands deliver an increasing number of Education and Community engagement projects, connecting people from different backgrounds.
This is an exciting six-month opportunity to manage the West Midlands programming in a post coronavirus lockdown context. You will be responsible for both project and stakeholder management of our Community Dialogue project in Walsall. As one of the five areas chosen to work with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government you will be part of an exciting project developing new ways of bringing communities together. You will help us build on this success by developing relationships and advocating for our work with other Local Authorities in the region. You will also have the opportunity to oversee the Education programmes in the region with support from the team. You would work with over 80 schools through our Award-Winning Workshops, School Linking and other creative youth projects.
This role involves:
- Working with people from across the organisation to design trainings and workshops, which aim to foster increased understanding and stronger relationships across communities
- Project managing a myriad of complex and exciting projects
- Managing senior stakeholders and advocating for our work across the Education and Community engagement sectors, including Walsall Council
- Working closely with our fundraising team to increase the funding pipeline for 2021/22
- Managing the West Midlands programme delivery team, supporting them to achieve their best.
To do this, you will need to:
- Be an effective relationship builder who can confidently build and maintain key partnerships to ensure successful projects
- Bring experience of community engagement and working on complex projects
- Be passionate about bringing people from different communities together and supporting volunteers
- Be willing to work remotely and have flexibility for evening and weekend work.
You will be joining an organisation that embodies the inclusive and welcoming values we want to see in wider society. We pride ourselves on our diverse and collaborative working environment, where your passion and dedication will be rewarded through a flexible benefits package and ongoing support. At our most recent staff survey, 100% of staff said believe in the aims of the Faith & Belief Forum and 100% enjoy the work they do.
Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 24 August 2020.
If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview on Friday, 28 August which will take place via Zoom. We are looking for someone available to start in this role ASAP, preferably no later than the end of September.
We believe in order to effectively serve our beneficiaries; our work must be influenced by a broad range of voices. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from people who are currently underrepresented in our staff team. This would include BAME candidates and those who identify as Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain. We celebrate difference and are committed to creating a working environment where everyone is included.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from individuals without the right to work in the UK.