Job Details: Cork / Kerry Regional Traveller Accommodation Working Group: Traveller Accommodation Campaigns Worker


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Cork / Kerry Regional Traveller Accommodation Working Group: Traveller Accommodation Campaigns Worker
TRAVELLER ACCOMMODATION CAMPAIGNS WORKER ( **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**
MONTH CONTRACT, PART TIME: **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** HOURS PER WEEK)

The Cork & Kerry Regional Traveller Accommodation Working Group is
looking for a campaigner who will work with us to help secure
accommodation rights for Travellers in Cork and Kerry.

THE ROLE

This is a part time contracted role (**Apply on the website** hours a
week). You will be working with a collaborative group of community
development organisations in the region to build strategic responses
and action to address the Traveller accommodation crisis. We are
looking for someone who can bring new ideas and experience of campaign
strategy.

This role is for someone who believes in Travellers human rights and
equality. It is for someone who is enthusiastic, solutions focused,
loves working with people, is excited about making a difference and
most importantly is strategic and knowledgeable about how to create
change.

A key part of this role is advancing Traveller accommodation rights
through building and activating strategic relationships with
organisations and stakeholders to become champions for change and
commit to delivering on agreed actions.

You will also work directly with Traveller organisations on a small
number of agreed campaigns and this will include developing campaign
strategies and implementation plans.
You will report to a committee made up of members of the various
Traveller organisations in the region and line managed by a designated
person.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

_IDEAL_

* Can demonstrate an understanding of campaign strategy and how to
make campaigns effectively
* Has experience of working on human rights based campaigns
* Has experience of supporting participation of groups experiencing
inequality and social exclusion
* Has experience with social justice policy, advocacy and lobbying
* Has the capacity to build strategic relationships with Travellers,
organisations and diverse stakeholders
* Has excellent communications skills, including IT and social
media.
* Can demonstrate an ability to work from an anti- racist and anti
oppressive perspective
* Is highly organised and able to work independently and work as
part of a team.

_DESIRABLE_

* Has an understanding of Traveller culture and the Traveller
accommodation crisis
* Has an understanding of Irish housing policy & legislation and how
this is influenced by the political process
* Training and/or experience in community development practice.
* Has project management experience (with the ability to develop
indicators and report on the work)

DETAILS ABOUT THE ROLE

The project is supported by the Saint Stephen's Green Trust.The worker
will be self employed and the contract will be for part time ie
**Apply on the website** hours per week for an **Apply on the
website** month period. This contract may be extended for a further 6
months, dependent on availability of funding. The contract fee for the
work will be €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** for
the year.
The worker can be resourced with an office base (Covid guidelines
allowing) ideally in Cork, but we welcome applications from candidates
who can work remotely. There a requirement to conduct project visits
as appropriate and agreed by the RTAWG.

The contacted worker will develop an annual workplan in conjunction
with the RTAWG, including indicators to document the work and
learning.

The work will include progressing elements of previous work undertaken
by the RTAWG including around Traveller homelessness, links with key
partners and progressing a submission to Universal Periodic Review,
(based on a predeveloped framework)

PROJECT EXPECTED SHORT TERM RESULTS (AGREED WITH FUNDER)

* New stakeholders will have been identified to work strategically
with the Cork & Kerry Traveller Accommodation Working Group and
relationships built and common aims identified
* New campaign and lobbying strategies and actions to lobby and
campaign for better delivery of Traveller accommodation will have been
identified and started
* All work will be embedded in the Traveller led community
development projects who make up the Cork & Kerry Traveller
Accommodation Working Group

MEDIUM TERM RESULTS EXPECTED

* Greater visibility of Traveller accommodation needs in the work of
external stakeholders
* Media and other analysis on housing and homelessness more likely
to include reference to the particular issues facing Travellers.
* New campaign actions and tactics will have been identified
* Better communication and joint planning between Cork & Kerry
Traveller Accommodation Working Group and external stakeholders

CORK & KERRY REGIONAL TRAVELLER ACCOMMODATION

The regional Cork & Kerry Traveller Accommodation Working Group was
set up in the aftermath of the fatal Carrickmines fire tragedy and in
response to the ongoing state failure to provide adequate and safe
accommodation for the Traveller community nationally, despite massive
advocacy work done by Travellers and Traveller organisations.
The group is led by 6 Traveller led community development
organisations and focuses on building new coordinated strategic
regional responses to the Traveller accommodation crisis by giving
visibility to Traveller experiences around accommodation and
homelessness and proposing solutions to influence policy and practice.

The organisations that make up the Working Group are Cork Traveller
Women's Network, Cork Traveller Visibility Group, West Cork Traveller
Project, Travellers of North Cork, East Cork Traveller Project and
Kerry Traveller Health & Community Development Project.
The working group compliments and strengthens the accommodation
support and advocacy work carried out by the local Traveller led
community development projects by allowing information exchange,
shared analysis and building shared responses on a range of strategic
levels.

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Application by email only: Sending a CV and cover letter to Cork &
Kerry Regional Traveller Accommodation Working Group at: **Apply on
the website**;

Deadline for applications: 6th Nov**Apply on the website**

Interviews may be conducted online due to Covid **Apply on the
website**.


We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
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Category: Others

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