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Community Engagement Officer (Project Fairpay)

Salary:  £24,313
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Leicester
Contract: fixed term for 6 months, with possibility of extension depending on funding
Line Manager: Leicester Service Manager

Application deadline:  midday Monday 10th August 2020

Interview date: week commencing 17th August and interviews will be carried out remotely using Google Meet

CitAL wants to recruit a Community Engagement Officer to run a project in Leicester City with the dual aims of supporting individual garment industry workers to access the information and training they need to achieve the pay and employment conditions they are entitled to; and gathering data and evidence to support the work of Citizens Advice and that of other agencies including Leicester City Council’s Textile Compliance Task Force, Hope for Justice, Slave Free Alliance etc., to influence policy and legal change within the garment industry as a whole.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented multilinguist (fluent in English and at least two South-Asian languages – Gujarati and Urdu preferred) to engage with employers and workers that have been identified as being at risk of workplace malpractice.

  • You will build and maintain positive working relationships with the local community and employers, whilst inspiring and empowering individuals to take opportunities to improve their employability in the UK.
  • Working with ‘hard to reach’ communities to overcome barriers, which have prevented them from accessing services in the past, you will raise awareness of employee rights and entitlements and encourage engagement with existing advice and support provision.
  • The data you gather (and share appropriately with stakeholders and partners) will inform policy and law around garment manufacture and retail.

For more details about this unique and exciting opportunity, please click on the links below to read the full job information pack and download an application form.

Community Engagement Officer Job Pack

Paid staff application form

Please return your completed application form to by midday 10th August 2020

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is an equal opportunities employer.


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