Cross-Community Outreach Worker (re-advertisement)

Closing date: 
18 Aug 2017
Shankill Women's Centre is re-advertising for a Cross-Community Outreach Worker to work within our New Shared Education Project. Contact Reception at SWC for an application pack or more information.



JOB TITLE:                          Cross-Community Shared Education

Outreach Worker


RESPONSIBLE TO:           Line Manager and Centre Manager


AIMS:                                     To develop and promote good relations and cross community links in the context of Shared Education & Employability Project towards establishing working links with other communities within North and West Belfast. To support local women’s groups to engage in meaningful networking with each other.


HOURS:                                20 per week


SALARY:                              £11,986 per annum (NJC 14)

TERM:                                   1 YEAR






  • Outreach to women’s groups in order to build capacity, build relationships and promote the Shared Education Project opportunities. 


  • To promote and encourage activities within SWC which will ensure local cross community engagement and participation.


  • Work with the PIP Project Manager to ensure individual women are given opportunities to be part of a wider group.


  • Assist in the overall day to day running of all aspects of the Shared Education project.


  • Encourage usage of Shared Education Project to other women’s groups who may not have access to these opportunities.


  • To develop an Shared Education outreach strand to the SWC programme – delivering services in communities where there are appropriate resources to do so.


  • Liaise with and between public and other bodies to ensure complementary             approaches to the promotion of Peace and Reconciliation and practice.


  • To assist in the promotion of Peace and Reconciliation work by encouraging key education and employment activities to be held on a cross community basis e.g. discussions, workshops, training courses, job fairs.


  • Regularly liaise and meet with partners in from both the Shankill and other areas within North and West Belfast e.g. Falls Women’s Centre and Clonard Women’s Group.


  • Be responsible and accountable to the line manager, reporting to and keeping records updated at all times.


  • Provide clerical and administrative support to ensure and adequate flow of information to appropriate persons.







  • Assist in the maintenance of monthly/quarterly statistics and evaluative as directed by line manager.


  • In conjunction with Funding and Development Manager, explore and input on potential sources of funding and funding applications.


  • Represent Shankill Women’s Centre on, forums, seminars and various meetings if deemed appropriate and with the instruction of Line Manager.


  • Undertake training as required.


  • Undertake any such reasonable duties as may be required and participate in staff training/development in-house and externally.


  • The post holder will be required to keep confidential information that could be damaging to the individuals’ working/visiting the Centre.  Such information must not be passed on unless you deem it in the interest of the individual or the Centre and then only to the Centre Manager.













Essential Criteria


  • A relevant community relations/community development qualification with a minimum of 2 years’ experience or 5 years employed experience of community relations work


  • 2 years’ experience working within a community-based organisation.


  • Knowledge of adult education and employability issues.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Experience in all aspects of reporting for a community organisation and funders such as - report writing, record keeping, monitoring and evaluation.


  • Experience of workshop/ seminar and conference preparation and organisation.


  • Experience of project development


  • A clear understanding of the importance of cross-community work as an important aspect of peace building.


  • A good knowledge  of statutory and voluntary organisations involved in cross-community development


  • Have the personal capacity to manage own time, work on own initiative and prioritise work.



Closing date:
18 Aug 2017 12noon
Job Information
Fixed term
Part time
20 hours per week
Contact Information
Elaine Robinson
151-157 Shankill Road
BT13 1FD