Job Opportunity, Project Co-ordinator.

bingo balls

Would you like to join the team at the Rainbow Centre?

We have secured funding to offer some new social and leisure activities for adults, especially the older generation. They are:

• weekly bingo
• craft taster sessions once a month
• ballroom dancing sessions once a month
• film screening once a month.

They will all take place on a Sunday afternoon. We are looking for a project co-ordinator to take a lead on setting up, promoting and managing these activities. As part of the job, the post-holder will be expected to be here on Sundays to support the running of the activities on the ground. Other planning and management hours can be worked during the work at a mutually convenient time.

More details below

 

Rainbow Sundays Project Co-ordinator

8 hours per week, including regular SUN afternoon working
£12.50 per hour, freelance
12 months contract

 

The project and role

Barnet Community Projects (BCP) runs the Rainbow Community Centre on Dollis Valley Estate in Barnet. Working closely with many partners, we offer support services and activities for local residents struggling with poverty and disadvantage. This includes a number of projects combatting food poverty and improving health; a money advice service; art and sports classes and activities for children and young people; and IT courses run by Barnet College.
We have secured funding to offer some new social and leisure activities for adults, especially the older generation. They are:

• weekly bingo
• craft taster sessions once a month
• ballroom dancing sessions once a month
• film screening once a month.

They will all take place on a Sunday afternoon. We are looking for a project co-ordinator to take a lead on setting up, promoting and managing these activities. As part of the job, the post-holder will be expected to be here on Sundays to support the running of the activities on the ground. Other planning and management hours can be worked during the work at a mutually convenient time.
We are looking for someone with proven project management experience in a community or youth work setting, capable of working on their own initiative and within a small, tightly resourced setting.
This project is funded for a year by the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund via the London Community Foundation.

 
Key Duties:

• Wimplementation ith the BCP team, devise a detailed plan for the project and be responsible for managing and updating this plan
• With the BCP team, plan every activity and schedules in detail
• Recruit tutors for craft and dance sessions
• Consulting with users and residents, programme film screenings
• Working with our Comms Assistant, devise and implement marketing, PR and outreach for the activities
• Lead on logistical planning on the ground, securing equipment and materials, liaising with café team, setting up tutors, handling film licensing and hire, overseeing collection and paying out of Bingo prize monies etc

• Ensure that sessions run smoothly, including get in, set up and strike, and at times serve as key holder on Sundays
• Managing the delivery team during sessions – café staff, Bingo caller and tutors
• With our Monitoring Officer, set up monitoring systems, and lead on regular monitoring of activities to ensure we meet project outcomes, and lead on reporting to the project funder
• Ensure that all project records are kept fully and up-to-date, including financial

 

Person Spec

Experience, skills and knowledge
• More than entry-level relevant work experience, gained in the voluntary or youth work sectors with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
• Experience in/understanding of
o outcomes-based monitoring and evaluation
o financial administration
o grassroots level community work
o safeguarding, H&S, safe working, data protection and accessibility
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the confidence to engage with a wide range of people
• Good IT skills
• Able to work on own initiative, to prioritise work and demands and to cope in a tightly resourced organisation
• Ability to get hands-on with setting up and running sessions
• Some experience of managing staff an advantage
Competencies
• High level of cultural awareness and sensitivity
• results-motivated and solutions focused
• adaptable

 

Working Hours / Conditions

Fixed-term, freelance contract; the post holder will be responsible for their own tax and will to provide proof of registration with HMRC for tax purposes.
The post will be based at the Rainbow Centre.
Working hours are Sunday afternoons plus management/planning hours that can be worked at other times during centre opening hours (TUES – FRI, 9.30am – 3.30pm; SAT 9.30pm – 2pm)
We can only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

 

To apply

Please your current CV and covering letter to admin@barnetcp.org.uk.
Deadline: WED 23 March, noon. Interviews will be held on FRI 1 April.

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