We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting for a project co-ordinator or project manager, depending on experience.
We look forward to receiving your applications; for more information download the full job description here.
Location: London, UK
Salary: £20,000-25,000, dependent on experience and skills
Full-time role on a one year contract, although part-time will be considered depending on applicant
From our first health resource in Tower Hamlets to an exhibition in the UN Palais Des Nations in Geneva, our projects cover a breadth of sectors and disciplines. A day at Maslaha can involve anything from working with ex-offenders in Leicester, criminal justice professionals, artists and policy makers for our work tackling discrimination against Muslim men in the criminal justice system, to spending time with Year 8 girls, film-makers and teachers in East London for a project aiming to tackle misconceptions of Muslim girls through fencing.
Our work is rooted in the local whether it is in a London borough or in a Marseille suburb, but also aimed at a national and international audience in terms of practice and policy. For example, our exhibitions have toured 35 cities across eleven countries and received over 70,000 online visitors from 122 countries.
The role: main tasks and responsibilities
We are looking for a creative and resourceful individual who can lead in the development and implementation of projects that address inequalities facing the communities we work with. This is an exciting opportunity in a small, dynamic and creative organisation and we are looking for someone to join our incredibly passionate and driven team. The project co-ordinator/project manager will act as the lead/co-lead in the development and implementation of Maslaha projects. They work with the rest of the team and our network of contacts to go through our process to develop creative and practical projects and interventions. In our work, a leap of imagination and craftsmanship is required from understanding the broader context of a social issue to creating a practical intervention.
We believe that social issues do not sit in isolation but within an ecology of interconnected factors. These factors can be stakeholders or social needs for instance, but also culture, religion and local context. The awareness and ability to navigate across these multiple layers and intersections that make up the community’s daily life of inequality and opportunity, has been an intrinsic part of our work from the very beginning. We are looking for an individual who is comfortable with this approach and can work across different sectors and areas.
Current ongoing projects include
- Addressing the discrimination young Muslim men face in the criminal justice system
- Tackling educational inequality through a whole school change programme with the award winning Colombian model, Escuela Nueva
- Building cultural competency in health institutions
- Collaborating with British Fencing and Sport England to tackle misconceptions of Muslim girls and make fencing a more inclusive sport
- Working with Amnesty and Poet in the City to bring the poetry of Afghan women to the UK
- Using comics to explore identity in schools
Maslaha tackles the most pressing social issues affecting Muslim communities, creating long-term solutions that are rooted locally as well as influencing policy and practice at a national and international level. We also work to create a greater understanding of Islam from a cultural and historical perspective, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions amongst and between Muslims and non-Muslims.
We work across:
- Practice - creating resources that can be used local statutory services, for example by a GP or community organisation
- Policy – influencing at a strategic level but based on our work at a local level
- Public Imagination - Influencing, and where possible shaping, public debates and media narratives
For information on the personal specification for this position please download the full job description here.
Applicants should submit their CVs (no longer than two pages) along with a covering letter (no longer than two pages) detailing how they meet the Person Specification.
Please email both documents to Latifa Akay at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Tuesday 23rd February 5pm
Interviews to be held: w/c 29th February 2016
Start date: March – early April (subject to notice period)
We apologise but in order to minimise administrative costs, we will only contact short-listed applicants.
Maslaha is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination of all job applicants and employees. We seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our team regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation.