Heartbeat of Africa project is a new project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. This project aims to provide a better understanding to the deep rooted culture and traditions of the ‘West African’ countries. The programme will showcase artefacts, pictures and interviews of West African families to inform the public of various African customs and traditions and how families live in our communities today. Our project always depends on VOLUNTEERS, and if you can spare some time, and would be interested in joining us, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Visite our website :www.westafricandevelopment.org.uk
Job Role: Freelance Project Coordinator – Heartbeat of Africa
Part time: 14 hrs per week
Term of contract: 18 month
Start date: November 2015 – May 2017
West African Development was set up in 2005 and has been a registered charity since 2009. We are based in Tameside in the North West. Our aim is to integrate people from different backgrounds and minority ethnic groups to break social barriers improve the quality of life and raise people’s selfesteem by organising meetings and activities such as cultural and educational events such dancing and drumming and sporting and arts activities for all the community and provide information on training, health and social care, crime reduction, employment, benefit advice and volunteering opportunities.
We are proud to announce that we have been successful with a Heritage Lottery Fund, through which we will be running an African heritage programme that will enable, inform and educate our community to better understand the deep rooted culture and traditions of the ‘West African’ countries. As part of the delivery, West African Development is seeking a freelance project coordinator to support with the successful running and outcomes of their ‘Heart Beat of Africa’ programme.
The Project Coordinator will support the management committee in ensuring work plan delivery over the next 18months, bringing together communities from across Tameside and neighbouring areas to learn more about African customs and traditions. Successful candidate will have experience of working within the third sector, managing voluntary and community programmes to address inequalities affecting African communities and have experience of dialogue, collaboration and partnerships working with various sectors across the area.
Key areas of responsibility are to provide:
Please send your C.V and a covering letter of no more than two A4 sides describing how you meet each requirement in the personal specification. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘WAD Freelance Project Coordinator’.
Deadline for application is Friday 13th November 2015 at 5pm.
Interviews to take place Wednesday 18th November or Thursday 19th November.
POST: Freelance Project Coordinator
HOURS: 14 hours a week
RESPONSIBLE TO: Management of West African Development.
Primary Job Function
Overall management and coordination of the ‘Heartbeat of Africa’ program ensuring effective delivery and that outcomes are met.
Working with volunteers, management committee and social media worker to ensure information and marketing is disseminated in a timely manner.
Promoting the program to communities to build stronger links and partnerships.
Coordinating and developing deliver of workshops
Management and supervision of volunteers to undertake assigned roles to support deliver of program.
Main duties and responsibilities (together with such other related activities as may from time to time be agreed)
Management and meetings
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