Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Project’ Co-ordinator
Job Title: Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Project’ Co-ordinator
Hours of work: 16 hours per week (52 weeks; statutory leave in line with Swindon City of Sanctuary staffing policies and procedures)
Salary: £11 per hour
Contract: Fixed term for one year starting January 2021 (subject to passing a three-month probationary period)
Responsible to: Executive Officer, Swindon City of Sanctuary; Board of Trustees, Swindon City of Sanctuary. You will be working as part of a small, enthusiastic, and dedicated team and supported by a similarly committed team of volunteers.
About Swindon City of Sanctuary:
Swindon City of Sanctuary (SCoS) is part of the national City of Sanctuary network which seeks to build a culture of welcome, inclusion and support through: work in local schools supporting learning about asylum and migration; local events to tackle social isolation, racial prejudice and increase understanding; awareness-raising; actively engaging with campaigns.
About Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Network:
Schools of Sanctuary is one of the many Streams of Sanctuary within the national network.
A School of Sanctuary is a safe and welcoming place, proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for everyone – especially for those who have been displaced and are seeking sanctuary.
About the FAB Project and the Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Project Coordinator role:
The FAB (Family Activity Boxes) Project was set up in response to Covid-19 school closures in March 2020, to meet challenges faced by school-age young people whose families are seeking asylum and were faced with further challenges beyond the difficulties already experienced being in the asylum system.
The FABs Extensions Project will be a conduit for bringing schools and families together, through literacy and oracy, art and craft, games and puzzles; in collaboration with local libraries and new Family Literacy developments in Swindon.
The FAB Extensions Project will help to boost young people’s confidence and enable them to access resources in order to maintain their engagement with learning as they continue through school. The project will also enable families to feel less isolated as new challenges arise from Covid-19 changes.
Purpose and Scope of the Role:
- to set up and develop the FAB Extensions Project expanding current work to meet new challenges in current Covid-19 context
- to enable children to sustain existing engagement with formal learning processes
- to enable families to become more connected in their communities through confident participation with their children’s schools
- to support families who speak languages other than English to connect with their children’s schools
- to enable families to feel less isolated as new challenges arise from Covid-19 changes
- to work closely with all team members and volunteers
For the full job description and person specification please click here
If you think this could be you, please send a CV and cover letter (max 1-side of A4) to email@example.com
Closing date for applications: 1:00pm, Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Remote interviews, by Zoom will be held on Tuesday, 1st December 2020