Project facilitator for Adult Summer School for refugees housed in West Belfast

Closing date: 
1 Jun 2017
The post holder will be responsible for the successful implementation and day to day running of Conway’s Adults Summer School for refugees housed in West Belfast. Period of work: 19 June to 18 August. Interviews: Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of June.

Conway’s Adult Summer School for refugees is an integration project for refugees housed in West Belfast with a strong focus on English language development and local integration. It is an area based approach to bring local residents and refugees together, improve understanding of cultures and promote positive relationships and community cohesion.

The Summer School will be coordinated and delivered by the Project Facilitator in conjunction with a team of volunteers and an ESOL teacher. The Summer School will focus on English language development, increasing participants’ awareness of service provision available in the local area, including self-employment opportunities and breaking down barriers between local and refugee/asylum seeking communities. There will also be visits to local sports and youth organisations, leisure centres, gyms, library, etc.

This role requires excellent knowledge of West Belfast and its varied community and service provision, leadership skills, organisational and communication skills. It will involve managing and supporting a team of volunteers and collaborating with other agencies.

The successful candidate must be available to work for the full duration of the Summer School and must undergo an Enhanced Access NI Security Clearance before appointment can be confirmed.