Community Engagement Schools-Vacancy

Community Engagement Coordinator – Schools and Youth

Part time, 15 hours per week (0.4FTE) – flexible
Fixed term contract for 8 months (flexibility with term times)
NJC scale 18-23 £25,419-£28,226, pro rata depending on experience

Job Purpose
The Community Engagement Coordinator will restart and revitalise Samphire’s exciting and successful Schools of Sanctuary project (paused due to the pandemic) developing it to include information about established ‘migrant’ communities, for example Roma people, and newly arrived people and refugees. The post-holder will build relationships with stakeholders in schools and community groups to encourage and embed a culture in Kent’s young that welcomes migrants and challenges damaging and counter-productive narratives on migration and race.

Job Description 

The role is primarily based in Dover with some work in the community including school and education settings. The Community Engagement Coordinator will deliver workshops, assemblies and other projects that meet Samphire’s mission as well as contribute to learning and curriculum outcomes for local schools. They will represent Samphire and promote the work in national networks for examples the Schools and Cities of Sanctuary movements and statutory education and youth mechanisms.

For full Job Description & Person Specification and Equal Opportunities Form, please click on the following links

Community Engagement Coordinator – Schools and Youth JD

Equal Opportunities Form

If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments please get in touch.

Please send your CV and cover letter that addresses all points at Person Specification and outlines why you are suited and passionate working towards creating the society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants to (subject line: Community Engagement Coordinator – Schools and Youth ) along with a completed Equality data form.

For further questions, please contact Mhairi McGhee Director on or 01304 242755.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 25th of May 2022. Interviews will be held on the 27th and 30th May and 1st June.

This post is fixed term with fundraising in process. The role is based in Dover requires substantial work in the community and some national travel. A Disclosure and Barring certificate (DBS) will be will be required. Samphire is keen to receive applications from people with experience of immigration, people of colour and otherwise racialised minorities.

Hours of work: 15 hours a week: the core hours are 10am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. The Community Engagement Officer will be expected to work flexibly with some ‘anti social’ hours. Samphire is open to job shares for this post and applications from candidates that are interested in weighing their pro rata hours in term times. Fundraising in process.