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Programmes Officer, Community

Application deadline: 03/12/2018

The UK’s leading interfaith organisation is looking for a passionate, motivated and organised individual to join our growing Community Team.

Founded in 1997, the Faith & Belief Forum works to build strong and productive relations between people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures. Our Community Team deliver an increasing number of grassroots engagement projects connecting faith and belief communities across London.

These opportunities currently involve working on Faith in Barking and Dagenham, a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government funded project, which aims to support and grow interfaith work in the Borough. You will also support the Faith & Belief Forum’s partnership with the Greater London Lieutenancy and their Council on Faith to deliver a series of initiatives contributing to community cohesion.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is committed to creating a more connected and cohesive London by directly working with faith and belief communities, local government officials and senior community leaders, to help build a community based interfaith movement across London.

This role involves:

  • Working with the Community Team to design and deliver a varied programme of trainings and workshops for groups across London.
  • Organising a range of events which convene diverse groups of people. This will include a flagship event, the Faith & Belief Community Awards, which celebrates faith based social action across London.
  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders from a variety of faith & belief communities through proactive communication, one to one meetings and attending local events.
  • Creating opportunities for faith groups and community leaders to meet, share their work and beliefs, and collectively work towards making London a more inclusive place.
  • Contributing to a variety of communications highlighting the work done by faith and belief groups to support communities in London.
  • Collecting and analysing information to feed into local government reports and policies to help make Barking and Dagenham a more faith friendly borough.
  • Contributing to the strategic thinking and development of new streams of interfaith work in local communities and the growth of existing programmes.

To do this, you will need to:

  • Be an effective verbal and written communicator
  • Have experience organising and running events
  • Have experience of building and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships to ensure successful projects.
  • Bring experience of community engagement and delivering projects
  • Be passionate about the key themes of the projects; faith, belief and identity, and grassroots social change
  • Be willing to work from two locations. This role will be based 3-4 days per week in the main Faith & Belief Forum office in Kentish Town, and 1-2 days per week in Barking at the office of a local partner.

You’ll be joining an organisation that embodies the inclusive and welcoming values we want to see in wider society. We pride ourselves on our diverse and collaborative working environment, where your passion and dedication will be rewarded through a flexible benefits package and ongoing support. At our most recent staff survey, 100% of staff said believe in the aims of the Faith & Belief Forum and 100% enjoy the work they do.

The deadline to apply is Monday 3 December at 9am.  If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview w/c Monday 10 December in our London office.  We are looking for someone available to start as soon as possible.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people with religious or non-religious beliefs are all encouraged to apply.  Current staff identify as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and non-religious. We value diversity at the Faith & Belief Forum, so particularly welcome applications from other faith/belief backgrounds and BAME candidates.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from individuals without the right to work in the UK. 

Please click here to download the Job Description. 

Please click here to download the application form.

Please click here to apply. 

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