Rural Information & Advice Development Officer
PKAVS is the leading charity enhancing lives and connecting communities throughout Perth & Kinross. Every year, PKAVS improve the quality of life of over 5,000 local people, including adults with mental ill health, young and adult unpaid carers and minority communities. Through support and working in partnership, PKAVS help individuals to overcome personal barriers and ensure they have every chance to achieve their goals in life.
PKAVS Minority Communities Hub has an exciting opportunity for an Eastern European Rural Information and Advice Development Officer to join the team. You will be required to provide multi-lingual and culturally sensitive information and advice to migrant workers and minority ethnic communities in rural Perth and Kinross to enable increased access to mainstream statutory and voluntary services. You will raise awareness of the issues facing Ethnic Minority communities with our locality action partnership, particularly in relation to accessing services. You must have a flexible approach, working in collaboration with team members, volunteers and external agencies. Experience of working with and being able to engage directly with Ethnic Minority Groups and their families is an essential element of this role.
You must have a flexible approach, working in collaboration with team members, PKAVS Shared Services team, volunteers and external agencies accessing our services.
This role requires a high degree of verbal and written interaction with our clients, especially our Polish clients, helping them access our services or directing them to other appropriate services and therefore it is essential that you have fluent English and Polish or at least one of Eastern European languages skills to effectively fulfil this role.
As well as fluent English and Polish spoken and written language skills you will also be required to have Diploma/Degree in Community Education or Community Development and/or experience and knowledge of topics relevant to migrant workers and minority ethnic communities especially in rural areas and an understanding of cultural diversity.
Closing date for applications - Wed 16th August 2017
Interview date - Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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