Our Division has recently been successful in a bid for funding to provide a range of activities to strengthen the capacity of Black and Asian (including Islamic faith) specialist voluntary sector organisations. The funding is targeted at supporting organisations that are led by Black and Minority ethnic boards or managers, those organisations that have clear priority around working with ethnic minorities and who are specialist in this field. We are particularly interested in working with organisations that we may not already engage with due to their size.
This is a unique, excellent and exciting opportunity to gain experience in identifying and developing partnerships with local charities and organisations whom can provide support to our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic service users and staff.
The Engagement Officer role is intended to develop and expand the provision of BAME services:
Secure tailored and earlier interventions for individuals in protected groups, to improve their criminal justice outcomes.
Engage community groups in co-design and delivery of solutions to address patterns of offending involving protected groups in local areas.
Enable specialist voluntary sector faith capacity to operate in and access revenue from a wider range of CJS and related purchasers.
The types of organisations to be targeted for support would be those who are small (turnover under £500k), originating from or linked to a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic communities.