London, Greater London
£24,000 per year
Contract, 12 months, Part-time
Job description

Person Specification

You should have research interests in the cultural, social or political history of people of African and/or Afro-Caribbean descent in Britain, as you will be leading all our projects on Black history education in schools, school exclusion support, expanding the way in which history is learnt and centering mental health you must have people mangement experience.

Candidate should have experience working with young people aged 8-16 years old and a background in teaching young people about culture and history. You will need to have a though understanding of Black- British youth culture and languge. 

The ideal candidate also has an understanding of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent. An active interest in Black history, the Black global diaspora experience and politics as well as anti-racism is what drives us at BLAM.

Your Role and Key Responsibilities

The Project Manager has oversight over all running projects and the responsibility to expand them. This role comes with managerial tasks such as liaising with all different BLAM workers, among them the racial wellness coordinator, the youth advocacy worker and youth project workers. This includes creating task lists, reviewing their work as well as guiding activities on Black history education, youth advocacy and the Zuri therapy project. You will also be responsible for coordinating with all 6 schools BLAM is working with. 5 of these school are in Lambeth the other one is in Lewisham. 

Host daily virtual team meetings,  give themes on Black history for staff to create canvas posts on and Black history workshops on, to showcase hidden narratives about Africa, Afro latinos, Afro- Caribbean, African American and Black British histories etc. To ensure all work is Afro-Centric in nature. To review social media threads on Black history. This means you will need to be well versed on Black history.

To draft press release for BLAM on issues important to our communities. Draft slideshows and worksheets for sessions. Support in creating podcasts and canva posts on Black history. 

To ensure Weekly podcasts for Blam’s Black history bites are created by you or Blam project workers, you will also need to review podcast scripts written by staff for this.

To ensure weekly Black history tik- toks are created. To support in collecting feedback from our service users.  Supporting on our school exclusion case load by reviewing letters drafted by the Advocacy worker and providing oversight to the overall cases. 

With regards to external communication, the Project Manager will also be strategically planning and overseeing BLAM’s social media, reviewing external communication and publications such as podcast episodes and posts. They will also deliver sessions on Black history topics on a regular basis to young people in schools and at youth offending services and support in teacher training.

Essential

-valid DBS check

-project management experience

-Community organising experience, non-profit or NGO experience

-proven, strong organizational skills

-active interest in and good knowledge base on Black history, the Black global diaspora and anti-racism

-presentation skills

-experience with managing professional social media presence

-working skills on Hootsuite and common social media platforms

-Must be able to travel to schools in Lambeth daily

 

Desireable

-strategic and Campainging experience 

-an existing network of contacts in the anti-racism Civil Society in the UK

-experience working in youth organizations 

-people management experience

Education 

Degree in Sociology/ History/Law/ Youth Work/ Education 

About BLAM

BLAM UK (Black Learning Achievement and Mental UK) is an award-winning advocacy, Educational and Mental Health Not-For-Profit for the Black Community in the UK. We provide support to the community by teaching Black history and racial esteem projects in primary, secondary schools and Youth Offending Teams across London. We also provide Black History training workshops for schools to help ensure schools are embedding Black narratives across the Curriculum. For our mental health projects we are providing free racial wellness virtual therapy to persons aged 18 plus in the UK; as well as providing safe spaces for community dialogue in person and online. We also provide free school/college exclusion advocates to Black young people and their parents to assist challenge school exclusions across London. For a wider, public audience BLAM is hosting HUB events where successful and inspiring members of the Black British community are invited to speak about and discuss topics such as mental health, professional success and revolutionary women in the context of Blackness in Britain. 

 

Application Instructions

In your cover letter outline the following:
what experiences and skills you bring to this role?
outline your knowledge of Black history and anti-racism?
what motivates you to work with BLAM?

More about BLAM Charity ( Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health)

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Posted on: 14 December 2021
Closed date: 02 January 2022
Job ref: BLAMProj1
Tags: Project Management, Advocacy

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