Economic growth is the primary goal for Government and the European Union, and new funding streams and investments will soon be coming on-line to enable growth. But what does growth mean, and will all sections of the Dorset community be able to take advantage of new funding and initiatives, and share in the planned increase in prosperity? How do we ensure publicly funded interventions address needs across Dorset, as well as opportunities to ensure that everyone has the chance to achieve aspirations?
Dorset Race Equality Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole and Dorset County Council are currently working together to host an event looking at the above issues. This initially came from a request from the Dorset County Council Forum for Equality and Diversity. The group wanted to understand local Economic Development plans and strategies and the opportunity to be able to work with Economic Development officers to help them understand barriers that certain communities may have in accessing support and influence in this arena.
To that end we have committed to facilitating this 'Dorset wide event'. Still very much in planning stage, however to ensure the event is relevant and accessible, we would be grateful if you could provide some ideas to the following questions:
Location: West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland (community-based)
Hours: 1.5 hours per week
Term: 11 months
Salary: £9 per hour
Closing date for applications: 18th September 2014
Interviews will be held in Dorchester during w/c 22nd September 2014
With the support of the Project Coordinator, advocates will be required to identify ‘hidden’ ethnic minority carers living in the West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland area and offer weekly advocacy sessions to enable these carers to register and access the available support. Training will be provided.
- A demonstrable interest in carers’ issues
- An understanding of the provision available for carers
- Experience/ understanding of working with/ supporting people from a diverse range cultural and religious backgrounds
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Basic IT literacy
- Good contacts with ethnic minority people and communities living in the West Dorset and the Weymouth and Portland area
- Fluency in a second language/non-English mother tongue
- Personal experience as a carer
- Own transport
DBS checks will be carried out on successful applicants prior to appointment
Unity in Vision actively encourage applications from ethnic minority candidates
For further information or to submit your CV and cover letter please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rita El Gazali on: 07957448671
Research by the Equality and Human Rights Commision (EHRC): 'Religion or Belief: Tell us about your experiences'
Has your religion or belief, or that of other people, affected your experiences in the workplace or the services you receive as part of your daily life? Or perhaps they impact on you as an employer or manager? If so, the EHRC wants to hear from you, whether your experiences are good or bad.
EHRC wants to gather as much information as they can from employees, service users, employers, service providers, trade unions, legal advisors and religion or belief groups so that they can assess how a person’s religion or belief, or lack of it, is taken into account at work and when using services.
This major call for evidence is part of EHRC's three year programme to strengthen understanding of religion or belief in public life, to improve knowledge of what happens in practice and to make sure that the laws which are in place to protect everyone’s right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect are effective.
The call for evidence is being conducted by independent research organisation NatCen Social Research.
It’s easy for you to share your experiences.
- Take part by answering questions online NOW
- or Print questions relevant to you for consideration and copy and paste your responses into the online survey later
- Find out more information
Simply click on your preferred option above. All information collected will be in confidence.
Contributions must be made completed by 14th October 2014.
International Peace Day celebrations will take place at the Buddhist Centre in Bournemouth, Charminster on the 21st September.
On 21st September from 10.30 am till noon The Buddhist Centre will host ‘World Peace Day’ , with other faiths joining in. There shall be listening to a talk by the Dali Lama, with prayers and meditation. Join them for this special event.