Sompriti Development Worker
18 hours per week – Fixed term for 6 months in the first instance
Salary range, dependent on skill & experience: £20,092 – £23,079 per annum pro rata
Covid 19 working arrangements to be discussed in line with UK government guidelines
We are looking for an inspirational individual to facilitate an exciting new project working with individuals and groups from varied, culturally-diverse heritages within the Lewes District area.
The Sompriti Project is the result of a partnership between Lewes District Council and SCDA, who have many years of experience in working extensively across our whole community providing advocacy, advice and support in accessing services and initiatives.
With a clear, community-led approach, the Sompriti Development Worker will engage and work in collaboration with individuals and groups of diverse heritages to gather information relating to their experiences during Covid 19. This shall be done within the changing engagement methods necessitated by the impact of Covid-19. The aim of the project is to increase the involvement of people of East Asian and South East Asian heritage, people of African or Caribbean heritage, people who are ethnically diverse and people who experience racism in the shaping and development of statutory and voluntary services and wider community participation.
Working from a Newhaven location, the successful post-holder will quickly build partnerships in the community with stakeholders and local individuals and community groups, encouraging participation and developing Covid-modified engagement. Your role will be to ensure the engagement methods are inclusive and accessible to as wide a range of community members as possible.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Specific, extensive knowledge and experience of initiatives to create an inclusive environment for people from a wide range of cultural heritages.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of the diversity of our local community and cultures (gained either through extensive employment experience and/or personal, lived experience).
Specific, extensive knowledge of the barriers that many from under-represented groups experience in accessing services and participating in the wider community.
Experience of in-depth community engagement activity
Experience of reporting, monitoring and evaluating
Experience of collaborating on and/or writing funding bids would be an advantage.
You will be a motivated self-starter who is able to plan and manage time effectively, use your initiative and have a flexible & positive approach with a clear personal commitment to inclusion, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice. The post is subject to a DBS check. Being a car owner and driver is preferred.
Close date: 5pm on Mon 7th December 2020
Interviews to be held in Newhaven: w/c 14th December 2020