Charity registered in Scotland SC027644
Multi-Cultural Family Base aims to enhance the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families directly and through the education and training of students in caring professions.
We are seeking a confident and experienced leader with a relevant professional qualification to join the MCFB senior management team.
You will have management experience and experience of group and individual interventions with children from pre-birth to 7 years. You will lead an experienced multi-disciplinary team of project workers and students on placement to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families who are likely to experience disadvantage or discrimination due to their race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds.
Experience of work with such marginalised groups of children and families and a strong commitment to anti-oppressive practice are essential. The post requires membership of the PVG Scheme.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and manage an innovative and effective anti-racist children and families organisation based in Edinburgh – Multi-Cultural Family Base.
This is a time of significant challenge for all children and families. Therefore, we are looking for a committed and experienced leader who understands the specific challenges facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children and families.
You will have an understanding of, and commitment to the Voluntary Sector including proven fund-raising experience, experience of staff supervision and an ability to advocate to a number of bodies on behalf of BAME children and families.
You will have a commitment to ensuring that the voices of BAME children and families are heard by policy and legislative bodies within Scotland.
Additionally, you will have a commitment to promoting a learning organisation which offers a significant number of student placements to Universities across Scotland.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead, inspire and manage Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB). MCFB is an innovative organisation which seeks to improve the lives of children and families with the principles of social justice, anti-racism and anti-discrimination at the core.
In a time of significant challenge for all children and families, we are looking for a committed and experienced leader who understands the adversity and discrimination experienced by children and families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
You will have an understanding of and commitment to the Voluntary Sector including proven fund-raising experience, experience of staff supervision, understanding/experience in relation to social services and an ability to advocate to a number of bodies on behalf of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and families.
You will have a commitment to ensuring that the voices of the children and families with whom we work are heard by policy and legislative bodies within Scotland.
You will have the ability to lead a diverse staff team through a period of operational and strategic change
You will have the ability to develop an active learning culture within the organisation in relation to anti-racist, anti-discriminatory and multicultural practice and promote this learning with other agencies.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications for all suitably qualified people.
MULTI-CULTURAL FAMILY BASE is an innovative organisation which seeks to improve the lives of children and families with the principles of equality, social justice and anti-discrimination at its core. Approximately 50% of our multidisciplinary workforce is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.
The organisation’s key objective is to support BAME individuals, children and parents deal with important transition points - this can be the birth of a child, the move into primary school or the move to Edinburgh for families who are refugee and asylum seekers or new migrants. In addition, we combine our service delivery with practice learning by providing high quality and diverse placement opportunities for social work students from academic institutions across Scotland.
An exciting opportunity has now arisen for two skilled, experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join our team:
Project Worker in 4-2-7 project (14-21 hrs)
The 4-2-7 Project is for children aged 4 to 7 years, who may be experiencing difficulties managing the transition to primary school. You will have a relevant professional qualification and experience of group and individual interventions with children from four to 7 years who are likely to experience disadvantage or discrimination due to their race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds.
This post is funded initially for a fixed period until July 2023 with the possibility of an extension, dependent on funding.
Project Worker in Bright Choices project (30 hrs)
The Bright Choices Project offers practical and emotional support and advice to women, children and men from BAME communities who are experiencing, or at risk of, honour-based violence and abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation. You must have good knowledge and understanding of the legislative and cultural issues affecting BAME women, children and young people as well as relevant experience in both individual case and group work.
This post is funded initially for a fixed period until September 2023 with the possibility of an extension, dependent on funding.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
Working across Edinburgh, Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB) believes passionately about issues of diversity. They want to break down stereotypes, challenge prejudices and promote a society that welcomes difference and diversity. MCFB staff advocate for families when they experience unfair discrimination. They provide direct services to children and families, particularly at times of transition. Furthermore, MCFB is a provider of education to Social Work students and others and aims to promote anti-racist education.
We are now looking for a new Chief Executive to lead and ensure best possible practice and service delivery to multi-cultural families, to achieve financial stability through long-term funding and to drive anti-racist and multi-cultural education. You will support the Deputy CEO’s expansion of anti-racist and multi-cultural education through universities and drive funding for this expansion. You will influence Scottish Government and other bodies in relation to policy and implementation of culturally appropriate services to BAME communities.
We’re looking for someone who understands the issues affecting the lives of people in BAME communities and who can see ways to help them overcome the barriers – and who will also fight for the barriers to be removed. Someone who can support the staff in their challenging and, at times, emotionally upsetting work. Someone who has the ability and willingness to engage with official representatives as well as with service-users. Someone who can advocate for change at Scottish Government and local Council levels in relation to issues of injustice and racism.
If this is you, if you strongly believe in the aims and values of MCFB, have a recognised professional qualification perhaps in Social Work, Community Education, Community Learning and Development, Health and/or Leadership and Management, have strong strategic experience, are a superb fundraiser and have knowledge and understanding of equalities and anti-racist practices, please get in touch.