Fixed Term Contract 12 months
We are seeking a highly-motivated and dynamic person to join Latin Elephant as Project Officer to develop our Migrant and Ethnic Business Readiness Programme. This is a new post for Latin Elephant.
The post holder will develop an innovative business readiness programme for existing migrant and ethnic businesses based in Elephant and Castles core commercial area. The programme will be delivered via an outreach programme that engages local businesses directly by creating opportunities for dialogue and participation of retailers in processes of urban change whilst actively fostering partnerships with other local and regional business organisations.
The post holder will be accountable for ensuring that Latin Elephants business readiness work is delivered to a consistently high standard, that it is responsive to the needs of its beneficiaries, and contributes towards achieving Latin Elephants broader organisational objectives.
Responsibilities will be broad including project design and management, identifying and establishing partnerships to develop a targeted mentoring system, organising workshop, writing and media work.
You will have an excellent command of English and Spanish, or English and a second language.
Knowledge (education and related experience):
Experience and or expertise in the field of migration and migrant and ethnic
Knowledge of the regeneration programmes in Elephant and Castle
Experience working directly with migrant groups in London
Experience in project management
Experience in monitoring and evaluation activities, and in reporting to funders
Excellent contacts amongst practitioners and business networks
Experience of and commitment to working in a collaborative and inclusive style
Commitment to the values and ethos of Latin Elephant
Experience in engaging with the media, including writing for print media
Experience of fundraising for specific projects
Educated to university or higher education level in relevant topic
Business skills and management
Skills (special training or competence):
Strong organisational skills and ability to think strategically
Strong communication skills both written and verbal; proven ability to present
complex issues in clear terms and to tailor these to different audiences
Ability to plan, prioritise and manage own workload
Fluent written and spoken English
An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity
Working knowledge of a second language, preferably Spanish and or Portuguese
Dynamic and proactive approach to problem solving
Communicating and influencing
Working on your own and team working
Planning and organising
Change and improvement
Delivery and implementation
Latin Elephant is a charity that promotes alternative and innovative ways of engaging and incorporating migrant and ethnic groups in processes of urban change in London. More about us: www.latinelephant.org