CALLOUT: Peer to Peer Coordinator
Change of Address are looking to recruit a Peer to Peer Coordinator to the Identity team. The coordinator will be a key member of the team, and the main point of contact for participants. The coordinator is responsible for the general administration of all aspects of the peer to peer programme, supporting the team to deliver projects and events, working with Identity and Irish Refugee Council.
The peer to peer network has been made possible through funding by the Community Foundation for Ireland and support from the Irish Refugee Council. It is a pilot scheme that will allow newly arrived LGBT asylum seekers to meet with a member of the group in their locality to learn more about what resources are available to them. It is also a social network to connect LGBT asylum seekers to one another and create a safe and supportive community. We will have a regional leader in six major centres around the country. The Coordinator will manage and support each of these six individuals.
Job Description: Peer to Peer Coordinator
Deadline: 10th October
To Apply: Please send a short statement of interest (500 words max) and CV by October 10th
The role includes:
Answering questions and messages from new and existing participants, being the main point of contact for the group, in particular the peer leaders.
Monitoring emails and redirecting/replying as appropriate.
Monitoring, keeping up to date and communicating with peer leaders in regional centres.
Managing budgets; updating running budgets for each regional leader.
Updating members about the schedule and booking spaces for all activity
Attending meetings and typing up the minutes
Logging receipts and looking after petty cash
Working with COA and IRC to keep track of the department budget
Creating and maintaining a database of Identity group member
Working with COA and IRC to develop evaluation forms for all projects and typing up evaluations when required
Looking after social media for Identity, and updating the Identity section of the COA website.
Any other tasks as requested by COA or IRC.
An interest in participation work, the refugee and LGBT communities as well as arts.
A committed and diligent approach to all tasks
Ability to remain calm and efficient in fast paced environments
High standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Calm with a quick thinking approach
Polite, proactive and enthusiastic attitude
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to learn and become proficient in new systems and procedures
Discreet, diplomatic, trustworthy
Ability to manage a number of differing projects
Summary of conditions of employment
Post: This is a voluntary position. Funding is reserved exclusively for transport and participation costs for members of Identity.
12 month commitment from October 2017 - October 2018
Flexible hours: Estimate 3 - 6 hours per week