Migrant & Ethnic Business Readiness Project Officer

Latin Elephant

£28,485 (pro-rata)

Fixed Term Contract 12 months

About this role

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 Castle’s 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 Elephant’s 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 Elephant’s 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.

Person description

Knowledge (education and related experience):
Essential:
• Experience and or expertise in the field of migration and migrant and ethnic
entrepreneurship
• 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
Desirable:
• 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):
Essential:
• 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
Desirable:
• Dynamic and proactive approach to problem solving
Core behaviours:
• Communicating and influencing
• Working on your own and team working
• Planning and organising
• Change and improvement
• Decision making
• Delivery and implementation

About Latin Elephant

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

How to apply

Application form and further details: http://latinelephant.org/vacancies/

If you are interested in this position, please send your Application and Equal Opportunities monitoring form to Carolina Velasquez, Vice-Chair, via email admin@latinelephant.org

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Wednesday 5 April 2017

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