Birmingham, West Midlands
£25,366 - £28,366 per year
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

The UK’s leading interfaith organisation is looking for two programme coordinators to lead a new project team that will spearhead a ground-breaking dialogue project for faith communities in Birmingham and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

The Faith & Belief Forum has received funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Faith to set up projects that bring together people of different backgrounds to work together for a more connected and hopeful future.

For over 20 years the Faith & Belief Forum has been running education, engagement and action programmes that bring diverse communities together. In schools, universities, and community spaces we break down barriers and find ways for people to work together to improve society. This funding means we are able to expand our reach to build meaningful relationships between more people than ever before.

These short, fixed term contracts are fantastic opportunities for individuals to lead on the development and delivery of a new and innovative project. Working closely with colleagues in Birmingham and London, one coordinator will lead the project in each region, build relationships with faith communities and create opportunities for them to meet with one another. You will work with schools, places of worship and local councils to help them understand the causes of and work out solutions to social tensions. All whilst supporting emerging young leaders to lead projects within and between faith communities.

This role involves:

  • Project managing a myriad of complex and exciting projects.
  • Coordinating and leading this new and innovative project and the project team
  • Working with people from across the organisation to lead on the design of trainings and workshops, which aim to foster increased understanding and stronger relationships across communities.
  • Managing senior stakeholders and advocating for this ground-breaking project.

To do this, you will need to:

  • Be an experienced project coordinator/manager, able to pick up and lead this complex project within the short timeframe dictated by the government funder
  • Be an effective relationship builder, who can confidently build and maintain key partnerships to ensure successful projects.
  • Bring knowledge and experience of working with faith communities in Barking and Dagenham or Birmingham
  • Be passionate about bringing people from different backgrounds together.
  • Bring a collaborative approach to leading and working with others

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.

The deadline to apply is 9am on Monday 2 November at 9am. If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview on Monday 9 November via Zoom. You must be available to start along with the rest of the new project team on Monday 16 November. 

There are two full time, fixed term contracts available which run until the end of the project on 31 March 2021. We expect the majority of delivery will be online for this role, but it would be advantageous to have knowledge of the Barking and Dagenham OR Birmingham areas.

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 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. 

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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Posted on: 16 October 2020
Closed date: 02 November 2020
Tags: Training, Project Management

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