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Community Organiser (East Oxford Parent Power)

The Brilliant Club - Communities

Location: Oxford, Hybrid
Salary: £10,520 per annum (0.4 FTE - salary is pro-rated from £26,300)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024

Contract: Part Time, Fixed Term until 31st July 2025

Hours: 15 hrs per week

Based: Home-based, within easy reach of East Oxford

Start: 6 August 2024

The Organisation:

We are excited to recruit a Community Organiser for our East Oxford Parent Power project. This role offers a meaningful, paid professional development opportunity. The Brilliant Club work in partnership with Oxford Brookes University to engage with parents in East Oxford. The parental engagement model used will be based on the successful Parent Power South London and Oldham Parent Power projects.

Parent Power supports parents/carers to develop skills in community organising and expertise in supporting their child to access higher education. The project empowers parents/carers to make change in their children’s future and ensure that they have a fair chance in education and their future careers.

The Community Organiser will:

  • Support local pupils from underrepresented backgrounds by empowering their parent/carers to become higher education experts.
  • Receive community organising training from Citizens UK and develop transferable skills.
  • Join a nationwide community of community organisers making a significant impact on university access.

Person specification

Time and Resource Management:

  • Essential – Able to plan sessions in an organised and efficient manner and adhere to agreed deadlines.
  • Essential – Excellent timekeeper, ensuring prompt arrival to meetings and 1-1s; well organised within 1-1s and sessions.
  • Essential – Capable of adapting quickly to new systems/ processes.
  • Desirable – Confident in using digital systems for delivery of online sessions in parent meetings.
  • Desirable – Experience of creating resources.

External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management:

  • Essential – Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Essential – Awareness of role as a visitor within a school; understanding of the other commitments held by professionals within a school and by parents/carers.
  • Essential – Understanding of The Brilliant Club’s mission.
  • Desirable – Prior experience of community focused work.
  • Desirable – Ability to understand and relate to the barriers faced in the East Oxford Community, and a willingness to develop this understanding
  • Desirable – Ability to understand the current climate in the UK school system and some of the challenges young people and parent/carers might be facing.
  • Desirable – Ability to understand the barriers young people face to university access and some of the ways these might be overcome.

Communication:

  • Essential – Awareness of how to engage parents/carers.
  • Essential – Able to communicate in a timely and professional way with project stakeholders.
  • Essential – Able to take a relational approach to communication with parents/carers, especially in 1-1s.
  • Desirable – Experience of meeting facilitation

Initiative and Problem-solving:

  • Essential – Ability to adopt a professional approach to problem solving with a range of stakeholders.

Developing Self and Others:

  • Essential – Able to identify own strengths and areas for development, with an openness to feedback.

Deadline: Monday 1st July 2024 at 9 am

Interviews: Thursday 11th July 2024

Further Details: Please visit www.thebrilliantclub.org or email recruitment@thebrilliantclub.org 

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