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Job vacancy

Project Co-ordinator, Building Links

Salary: £26,500 - £28,500 (2 years' fixed term contract)
Location: Central London

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2009.
Interviews: Week beginning 10 August 2009.

We are looking for passionate and committed person to lead on a new project that works with young people from refugee and asylum backgrounds. This role is an opportunity to be part of the Citizenship Foundation's innovative work to support stronger communities, helping people to address complex social issues using peaceful and democratic means.

You will manage a new project that brings together young asylum seekers and refugees with their peers from established communities to work jointly on issues of common concern. The aim will be to help young people develop political literacy skills and bring about real and lasting social change.

To meet this challenge the right candidate will possess an understanding of issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers; the political structures within the UK; experience of training young people and adults and skills in mediation and peaceful conflict resolution. We hope that you will also bring or develop a sense of the importance of empowering young people with political literacy skills to help them in positively shaping their own lives and our wider society.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ade Sofola


Application is by application form and covering letter. To request a full job description, person specification and application form, please contact Oliver Debono (020 7566 4141) or email recruitmenthr@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk.

Funded by Comic Relief



The Citizenship Foundation is an independent education and participation charity (No. 801360) that encourages and enables young people to play an effective role in society. Founded in 1989, it aims to empower people, particularly the young and disadvantaged, with the knowledge, skills and understanding to engage positively with their communities.

Citizenship Foundation, 63 Gee Street, London EC1V 3RS

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Job specification:
Building Links Coordinator
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Application notes
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Application form
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Equal Opportunities form
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