Recruiting a Project Coordinator 
Full time - based in North West London 
Salary: £22,000- £24,000
 
Are you an ambitious educator who is passionate about interfaith work? Do you want to empower young people? Are you concerned by anti-Muslim prejudice?

You must be a motivated educator, driven to create social change in society. The candidate will have an understanding of anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination and how this affects young people in the UK today. This growing project has already reached over 44,000 students in over 100 schools since January 2017, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers and students. We are looking for someone who is excited to help expand and develop this project even further. You will be delivering informal educational workshops in secondary schools, working within a vibrant team of experienced educators, as well as managing day to day administration to ensure the smooth running of the project. Moreover, you will have the chance to collaborate with a range of exciting partners including other anti-discrimination organisations and social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter. 

Project overview: 
Stand Up! Education against discrimination is an anti-discrimination interfaith project, which brings Muslim and Jewish educators into the classroom to facilitate informal conversations with young people. By creating a safe space and through interactive workshops, young people are empowered to learn about and act against racism and discrimination with a specific focus on antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate. Students are provided with the tools on how to report hate crime, whilst developing their sense of social responsibility to their local communities and British society as a whole.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering educational workshops in secondary schools

  • Developing a range of dynamic and interactive educational resources  

  • Coordinating, administering and managing a busy calendar of activities

  • Extensive training on the topic of discrimination, anti-Muslim hatred and antisemitism 

  • Proactively establishing and developing relationships with project partners, schools and other stakeholders

  • Ongoing development and growth of the Stand Up! programme 

  • Supporting with social media campaigns throughout the year 

  • Travelling to facilitate sessions (across London and occasionally outside of London)

 Desirable skills:​

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a real passion for working with young people

  • A good grasp of Islam and issues of discrimination affecting the Muslim community in the UK

  • Eagerness to work in an interfaith Muslim and Jewish partnership project, formally employed by Maccabi GB

  • Experience in informal education or within a classroom environment (eg. youth worker or teaching assistant) 

  • Effective self-management, personal initiative, and creativity, to develop this exciting project

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Preferably, a full clean UK driving license and have access to a car

To Apply:​

  • Please submit your CV together with a cover letter. Additionally, please send us a brief video up to 60 seconds long, to introduce yourself. Send to: info@standupeducation.org 

  • Deadline to apply is 9am, Monday 6th December 2021