Al Masaar is a grass roots, charitable organisation, founded in Falkirk for the Forth Valley Region. It brings together ethnic minority families living in Falkirk to reduce social isolation, improve community cohesion, enhance education and improve employability, health and wellbeing. We have delivered educational and interfaith events which foster harmony and community integration. Our projects also include World Hijab Day celebration, weekly support group for mothers with toddlers, called Wee Steps, a community football and fitness team, and family excursions.
We are looking for an experienced leader to manage Al Masaar, who will work closely with Board Members, service users and partnership organisations. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and fundraising organisation, and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Because the organisation is small but growing, the management post is sized at 0.4 FTE, with scope for an increase when the organisation grows.
Al Masaar is a Falkirk based non-profit organisation that supports the local minority ethnic community. Al Masaar is looking to recruit a suitably qualified female, fluent English with the responsibility of managing and developing the Wee Steps project. This project has been set up to support vulnerable mothers with babies or toddlers and pregnant mothers.
The successful candidate will be able to:
• Organise weekly support sessions
• Communicate effectively with mothers, other support workers, volunteers
• Find and maintain links with third sector organisations.
• Provide targeted development strategies for mothers and their children.
Required skills and attributes:
• Friendly, empathetic, and good listening skills
• Able to produce reports and use spreadsheets
• Organisational and Networking
• Desirable background in similar field of work
This is a 12-month contracted post where you will be required to work 5 hours a week, with a salary of £10/hour, subject to extension.
Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.