Education Worker Vacancy with Show Racism the Red Card Scotland (NOW CLOSED)

 

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. The aim of the organisation is to combat racism through anti-racism education, whilst using football as an engagement tool and to positively campaign and promote the anti-racism message. The education team in Scotland also currently deliver ‘Tackling LGBT+ Bullying’ education.

We are seeking to recruit a Full Time Education Worker based in our Scotland Office in Glasgow. 

35 hours per week

NJC Pay Scale 22 – 25 Scale 3: £20,661 - £22,658

6% pension

The Education Worker will deliver and facilitate anti-racism workshops/training with young people and adults throughout Scotland.

A large amount of SRtRC Scotland’s educational work takes place in primary and secondary schools. We also regularly work with community groups and with adults in workplace settings, along with groups who may be considered ‘hard to reach’.

Working within the education team, the Education Worker will utilise existing SRtRC educational materials as well as support the ongoing creation and development of workshop activities, resources and lesson plans to align with the current funded projects of the campaign.

The Education Worker will also help in the implementation and running of anti-racism events whilst assisting in reporting, monitoring and evaluating the work of the education team.

The role is Glasgow based, but will involve Scotland-wide travel (travel expenses will be covered as per SRtRC’s expenses policy). Own car is essential.

Key Tasks

  • Delivering anti-racism workshops to young people and adults across Scotland (including upper-primary/secondary/college age students)
  • Working with other members of the Education Team to develop new educational materials
  • Providing work place anti-racism training to external staff teams (eg. Union representatives/general staff/teachers/head teachers)
  • Evaluation of educational workshops and collating feedback
  • Helping with the organisation and delivery of SRtRC events in Scotland, and representing the campaign at events and functions
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as decided by the Chief Executive

 

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • The ability to speak enthusiastically and engagingly in front of large audiences
  • The ability to facilitate and engage with a wide variety of groups whilst fielding differing opinions on sensitive subjects
  • The ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • The ability to work across various projects and to prioritise and organise workloads effectively
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, and to share knowledge and learning effectively within a staff team
  • The ability to use Contemporary ICT
  • Experience of planning educational activities
  • Excellent communication skills; written, telephone, presentation skills
  • A commitment to anti-racism
  • Experience of facilitation in a similar role including delivering workshops to young people and adults

 

To download an application pack, including full Job Description, please click the link below or write to: 

Show Racism the Red Card

The Linskill Centre

Linskill Terrace

North Shields

NE30 2AY

Email: info@theredcard.org

Applications close on 7th May 2018 at 17:00. (Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted)

Interviews will take place in Glasgow 21st May 2018.

If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Show Racism the Red Card aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

 

Stand united with us against the Football Lads Alliance

We are deeply concerned by the news that the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) are set to march alongside Veterans Against Terrorism on Saturday 25 November in Edinburgh. 

The FLA’s founder John Meighan has been in Scotland on a recruitment drive to drum up support for his organisation amongst football fans from Scotland’s biggest clubs. His organisation was founded in the wake of the terror attack at London Bridge. Millions of people were horrified by the attacks at London Bridge, Westminster, Manchester Arena, Parsons Green and at Finsbury Park Mosque. 

The FLA claim they oppose extremism and terrorism and that they are not racist. But their track record contradicts their claim not to be racist. 

They have now organised two big mobilisations in London. On their first demo some of the key speakers were linked to far-right groups, including Toni Bugle spoke a former candidate for the English Democrats, a party full of ex-BNP members. On the second demo on 7 October in London the same speakers were billed to speak, but were then pulled for “PR reasons”. The ex-leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson was a popular figure on the demo. 

The shadow home secretary Diane Abbott was attacked from the platform on 7 October – for signing a statement expressing concern at where the FLA is heading. 

The FLA’s Facebook page has constantly seen regular posts from known far-right figures, with posts openly calling for “civil war” to deal with Muslims. The racist and Islamophobic posts on the page were one reason why the veterans’ charity Walking with the Wounded pulled support for the FLA’s second demonstration. 

Since then Meighan has wished “good luck” to a far-right, Islamophobic demo at the East London Mosque and the FLA have promoted an Islamophobic demo outside the BBC in London. 

Within the ranks of the FLA are neo-Nazis who are trying to create a racist and Islamophobic street movement. On their second demo in London on October 7th, between 15 to 20,000 people took part from dozens of clubs across Britain. 

The whole Muslim community is the target for such demos, despite the fact that every major Muslim organisation condemned the attacks in London and Manchester. This is at a time when hate crimes against Muslims are rising at a dramatic rate. 

We know that the vast majority of football supporters oppose racism and that clubs have invested much time and effort in supporting anti-racist initiatives. But we are deeply worried that some on the extreme racist and fascist right are attempting to use the FLA to win an audience for their political agenda. 

We have to ask why an organisation that says it is not racist has failed to deal with the far right racists it is obviously attracting. The FLA leadership is opening the door to those who want to divide us all. 

We believe that, like the whole of society, football is for everyone, women and men, black and white, LGBT+ or straight, people of all religions or none. 

We urgently call on all of goodwill to join us on the Stand up to Racism 'Football for All - No to Racism, No to Islamophobia!' unity event on November 25th in Edinburgh to take a positive anti-racist message onto the streets and protest against Islamophobia and racism. 

We would like football supporters, trade unionists, political parties and their representatives, religious groups, campaign groups and anti-racists to turn-out in numbers to show that Edinburgh is a welcoming place for all, whether that is on the terraces or streets. 

To help build for this Stand up to Racism is calling a Day of Action to leaflet football clubs across Scotland on Saturday 18th November, from Aberdeen, to Dundee, to Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

If you cannot attend the counter-demo in Edinburgh, please join us for the St. Andrews day march rally on the 25th of November in Glasgow.