Coventry has a proud record as an International City of Peace and Reconciliation and a City of Sanctuary. It is one of the most diverse cities in the UK with one in every seven people born outside of the UK. As a City of Peace and Reconciliation that offers a safe place for Asylum Seekers and has been one of the first to offer a place of safety and welcome to Syrian Refugees since 2014.
Coventry also has a thriving voluntary sector that supports newly arriving people. The team supports regional work around the dispersal of asylum seekers to the West Midlands, and liaise with local providers and partners. We are also part of and support the Coventry Migration Network which represents voluntary sector partners with an interest in refugees and newly arrived communities.
Are you passionate about migration and integration issues? Do you have experience of building relationships within a large partnership of cross-sector organisations?
Coventry City Council has an opportunity for a motivated individual to join the Project Management Team for the MiFriendly Cities project in this exciting and varied role to further strengthen our existing provision. The role calls for an enthusiastic individual who is adept at problem solving in a project-driven environment. Being both a creative and analytical thinker is crucial, as you will both lead on complex financial and administrative duties whilst actively supporting the delivery of project activities aimed at increasing community cohesion across Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Experience of EU grant administration would be beneficial for this role, and applicants should demonstrate experience of working with stakeholders from across sectors, as well as experience of working across management structures to solve problems and drive results. In addition, the ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, be able to work on their own initiative, with the ability to meet deadlines.
Candidates with similar experience in other sectors with transferable skills will also be considered.
Funded by the EU’s Urban Innovative Actions initiative, MiFriendly Cities is testing new and innovative ways to support the integration of refugees and migrants in the West Midlands. Crucially, the projects holistic approach considers how the wider community plays a role, with activities designed to be driven forward at a grassroots level.
Coventry City Council is leading the delivery of the MiFriendly Cities project, which is made up of a consortium of 11 organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sector – including Birmingham and Wolverhampton councils.
This is a fixed term contract until 28th February 2021.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please call Sunairah Miraj on Tel: 024 7697 6939
Working Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week
Interview Date: 29/05/2019
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, ‘MyCar’ scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
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