The Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby exists to promote mutual understanding between people of different faiths/beliefs and none and to build respect between people as fellow human beings across cultures. It is a shared space where people are invited to speak freely and fearlessly in the spirit of ‘Listen to others as you want them to listen to you’. The original idea emerged from the grassroots in a group drawn from the local Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities alongside the University of Derby.
About the role
The Multi-Faith Centre is looking for an experienced project manager to join our team. The role will develop our Race and Religion Hate Crime project. Commissioned by the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, the purpose of this project is to co-ordinate the victim services from the voluntary and community sector to race and religious hate crime. This project co-ordinates community groups across Derbyshire to create safe spaces for dialogue, build resilience and develop joined up networks to support victims and report incidences of religious hate crime. MFC manages a network of 35 community groups to build bridges, improve communications and shape better police responses and interventions around this agenda. The network supports communities that might not otherwise know about services such as the Derbyshire Victim Service or feel confident to speak to the police directly. It also identifies and flags issues of community concern. MFC then co-ordinates efforts to tackle religious hate crime through this network and its close links with the Derbyshire Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner.