CEMVO Scotland
CEMVO Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC034104

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation and strategic partner of the Scottish Government Equality Unit. Our aim is to build the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority (EM) voluntary sector and its communities. Since being established in 2003, we have developed a database network of over 600 ethnic minority voluntary sector organisations throughout Scotland to which we deliver a wide range of programmes that provide capacity building support to the sector

Current vacancies

IT Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd February 2024

CEMVO Scotland is a national race equality intermediary organization with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.

We are seeking a person with good all-round technical IT skills with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve IT issues on a daily basis.

Your role will be to support the day-to-day operations of the organization and staff within a hybrid working environment and providing IT support across a wide area of technical areas, and be the main point of contact to our external IT providers.

You will require a broad range of the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Website development with understanding of how to modify, maintain and support different web platforms, with collection of data on web traffic and social media postings, etc.
  • Management, Support, and development of database systems with a purpose of supporting data collection and reporting and undertaking electronic mailings to promote events and newsletters and uploading / circulating job opportunities through our Equal Jobs portal.
  • Knowledge of different devices, networks and software with ability to troubleshoot and resolve IT issues.
  • Administration of Microsoft 365 Cloud Ecosystem to support email correspondence, account management / set up and security of relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of various software packages in designing promotional materials, updating forms, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of digital marketing through social media.

For a job description and person specification, please download below or email: info@cemvoscotland.org.uk

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Climate Change Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary race equality organization with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.

The main role of this post is to support the further development of an ethnic minority environment network that we have developed over the past 10 years which has a membership of over 100 EM groups / individuals. Thus, you will need to have extensive knowledge of climate change issues and the ability to contribute effectively to environmental policy development and decision-making processes.

The ideal candidate should also have a good understanding of race equality and the ability to empathise with the issues affecting ethnic minority communities and using that knowledge to work with mainstream environmental agencies / stakeholders to be more inclusive in environmental decision making.

The person will also need to have extensive skills and experience in organizing events and delivering capacity skills training, including environmental race/equalities leadership.

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Funding Capacity Consultant (FCC)

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th January 2024

Building Funding Capacity Programme

CEMVO Scotland has an exciting new opportunity to be part of a programme that is making a difference to the Ethnic Minority (EM) third sector. We are working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF), to build the funding capability of the sector. As part of the programme, in the first year, we distributed around £142 000. For the next two years we will be distributing £400 000 a year. Working as a team, your role will be to help manage the Ethnic Minority Development Fund, provide one to one funding support to EM organisations as well as capture learning and share intelligence about the sector with the TNLCF.

Main Purpose of the job

To provide funding capacity building support to the EM (ethnic minority) third sector organisations and community groups across Scotland.

Provide support to organisations applying for the Ethnic Minority Development Fund (EM-DF) managed by CEMVO Scotland on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF).

Manage the Knowledge and Learning Network space to encourage collaboration, intelligence gathering and mutual learning between TNLCF and the EM third sector.

Full Job Description can be downloaded below.

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Race Equality Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th October 2023

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities. We provide support to a network of over 600 ethnic minority organisations throughout Scotland.

You will require extensive knowledge and understanding of race / equality issues and development of organisational anti-racist actions to enable you to fulfill the mainstreaming work required for this post. In this role, you will work as part of a team to provide race equality mainstreaming support to organisations across different sectors, including provision of consultancy type support to help develop anti-racist actions and facilitating engagement between mainstream sectors and ethnic minority groups / communities.

The work will also involve designing and delivering anti-racist training to wide audiences so good training skills are required. Good project management experience will also be essential as the post holder will provide the lead in various race related initiatives that contribute to the Scottish Government’s Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-30 and Action Plans.

If you are committed and enthusiastic about race / equality, then this post will provide a great opportunity to help influence and progress race equality in Scotland.

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Environmental Projects Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st August 2023

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organization and strategic partner of the Scottish Government with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.

We are seeking a highly professional person with excellent project management skills and experience to further develop and promote our Ethnic Minority Environmental network (EMEN) and to align this with our Environmental Race Equality Programme (REEP). Your main responsibility will involve being hands on in helping to deliver and co-ordinate the EMEN and REEP projects and to ensure that project outcomes are achieved and reported upon. You will however also ensure that all other current and future environmental related projects are co-ordinated and integrated with REEP and EMEN activities.

You will be leading on improving the marketing of the EMEN so that it continuously attracts new members and increase its profile within the environmental sector. Thus, you will need to have excellent all-round digital skills, including the ability to produce podcasts and blogs, updating website content, undertaking social media postings, updating and circulating newsletters, and other digital marketing channels.

It will also be important that you have a strong understanding and commitment towards race equality as all our environmental related projects have the aim of ensuring that the environment sector address systemic racism and that the policy landscape is inclusive of ethnic minority communities.

You should ideally possess strong knowledge and a passion for climate change issues and policies as this will enable you to undertake the role of engaging effectively with the environmental sector and within the policy context, including responding to environmental consultations.

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Regional Race Equality Engagement Officer (Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • CEMVO is based in Glasgow, but the postholder can work from home if residing in or near Aberdeen, though some travelling will be involved
  • Closing 5th June 2023

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation and strategic partner of the Scottish Government with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority third sector and its communities. We have a network of over 600 EM voluntary sector organisations throughout Scotland. We currently work on a hybrid basis between home and office working.

We are seeking a part-time (21 hrs) race equality engagement officer to cover the Aberdeen region.

The role will involve providing race equality capacity building support to regional climate action hubs, regional climate hub co-ordinators and to local environmental groups, including the delivery of race equality training. The roles will also involve undertaking outreach work to provide capacity building support to local ethnic groups / communities in Aberdeen and to help facilitate ethnic minority participation in regional climate action hub developmental activities.

You will require good knowledge, understanding and experience in race / equality issues, particularly around supporting organisations to develop actions that address racial inequalities. You will also have the ability to deliver race equality training to a wide audience, and experience in engaging with local ethnic groups / communities to help build their capacity.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Capacity Building Consultant (CBC)

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow based with a combination of office and home working
  • Closing 31st March 2023

Main Purpose of the job

To provide capacity building and infrastructure development support to ethnic minority (EM) third sector organisations in the Glasgow City Council area.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work with EM organisations across Glasgow and provide infrastructure and capacity building support based on their need.
  • To use the CEMVO Scotland diagnostic toolkit (DTK) to conduct an initial analysis of the organisation producing a report with recommendations to further capacity.
  • To co-produce an action plan based on priority areas and execute the action plan with the organisation
  • To evidence and collate a ‘portfolio’ for each organisation to document their journey.
  • To provide appropriate training based on need to further the organisation’s capacity
  • To attend networking meetings and strategic development forums to ensure issues facing EM organisations and communities are highlighted
  • To develop close working links with funders, statutory and public bodies to identify opportunities for ethnic minority third sector organisations to attract funding.
  • To contribute to monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure that the capacity building programme is running to schedule and meeting targets.
  • Provide regular project progress updates to line management.
  • To encourage co-operative and joint working within the EM third sector and to work with organisations to assist them in promoting good management practices.
  • To contribute to the development of the CEMVO Scotland third sector databases as appropriate.
  • To work evenings and weekends on an occasional basis as required.
  • To undertake such other relevant duties as may be required from time to time and which are compatible with the main purpose of the post and its level of responsibility.
  • To provide regular and end of year reports to the line management and to funders when requested

Person Specification

Essential

  • Knowledge and at least 2 years’ experience of providing capacity building support within the third sector – such as business planning, marketing, funding application support, robust financial systems, good governance.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Good written communication / report writing skills
  • Experience in designing and delivering capacity skills training in good governance, business planning and marketing
  • Knowledge and experience of the funding arena in Scotland and experience with submitting project proposals to funders
  • Excellent self-management skills, working to tight deadlines, demonstrable experience in managing a portfolio of clients/organisations over a period
  • Commitment to the development of the ethnic minority third sector, as well as a good understanding of race equality and issues affecting the sector
  • Ability to network and advocate for EM communities and organisations
  • Successful track record of achieving positive outputs in managing projects
  • Good organisational and IT skills

Desirable

  • Proficiency in using online meeting platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
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Environmental Race / Equality Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd May 2022

We are seeking a person with extensive knowledge and understanding of race / equality to provide support to environmental sector organisations to improve their capacity to tackle racial inequality and meet the needs of EM communities.

In this role, you will have responsibility in providing consultancy type support to environment sector organisations to help them develop actions that tackle racial inequalities. Thus, you will require experience in the development of race equality policies and practices that address racial inequalities.

You will also be designing and delivering race equality training to wide audiences so good training skills are required, along with the ability to organize and deliver events that share good race equality practices that have been developed or identified.

Although you will be part of the environmental team, this project will complement our Race for Human Rights (R4HR) Programme and so you will also be working closely with the R4HR team as there will be areas of work where support or events can be co-delivered, including EM community engagement.

If you are committed and enthusiastic about race / equality and environmental issues, then this post will provide a great opportunity to help influence and progress race equality within the environmental sector.

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Environmental Projects Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th April 2022

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organization and strategic partner of the Scottish Government with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.

We are seeking a professional person with good project management skills to further develop and promote our EM environmental network (EMEN) and to align this with a new Environmental Race Equality Programme that we will be initiating in April 2022. Your main role will involve being hands on in helping to deliver and co-ordinate the successful delivery of these two projects towards their outcomes while also leading on improving the marketing of the EMEN so that it can attract new members and also increase member engagement with key environmental stakeholders.

You will have extensive knowledge of climate change issues with the ability to engage with and contribute effectively to environmental policy development.

You will also need to have excellent all-round skills in digital marketing, including website content development, social media posting, production of podcasts and blogs, and other digital promotional channels.

It will also be important that you have a strong understanding and commitment towards race equality as both projects will be addressing racial inequalities, with the aim of ensuring that the environment sector is inclusive, both internally as organisations and in their approach to addressing climate change.

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Ethnic Minority (EM) Networking and Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Blended approach working from home and the Glasgow Office – with travel throughout Scotland as required
  • Closing 31st March 2022

CEMVO Enterprises CIC have an exciting new pilot programme that could help encourage transformational change for EM people seeking employability services. As the EM Networking and Engagement Officer you will be working closely with Fair Start Scotland (FSS) Providers as well as local employability partnerships delivering the Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) across Scotland . You will encourage and increase participation from EM communities on FSS by working progressively with key Fair Start providers as well as ensuring the Young Person’s Guarantee is inclusive to EM communities. Your role will require you to influence providers’ mindsets and encourage learning to embed race equality within their operations as well as improving their capability to engage with EM Communities in their local area and build partnership working with ethnic minority networks and community assets.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about equalities and wants to change the employment outcomes for ethnic minority groups across Scotland.

Job Description

  • Work closely with Fair Start providers across Scotland and help them develop and apply appropriate engagement strategies that create opportunities to develop positive relationships with ethnic minority community assets in the third sector, faith based and social hub settings.
  • Embed the Fair Start Programme as a ‘go to’ service for EM individuals who are seeking employability support and wish to enter the world of work.
  • Identify and deliver new and innovative ways of working to increase and retain the number of ethnic minority individuals who are engaged with the Fair Start Programme and providers.
  • Provide practical support and develop a toolkit to ensure the legacy of the engagement. This toolkit will allow organisations and providers the ‘how’, ‘who’ and ‘where’ to engage and will form part of staff induction and be embedded within future training and development.
  • Form a new employability/employer network that builds connections between services supporting ethnic minority clients, other employability/employment support services and employers. Part of the role will be to work with the existing BME Employability Strategic Steering Group and ensure they are actively involved.
  • Utilise the network as a platform to gather and share intelligence around the employability landscape, as well as act as a sounding board for national policy development. This forum would seek to align with the existing YPG/NOLB Employer workstream and the YPG Equalities Subgroup.
  • Develop the network to involve employers to support employers in their commitments to increasing workforce diversity and supporting the retention of ethnic minority workers.
  • Organise and deliver at least two lived experience deep dive sessions to gain knowledge and learning that can be applied to service development and delivery, this will be fed back to the wider employment network and inform Scottish Government policy.
  • Work closely with local authorities delivering the Young Person’s Guarantee Scheme and assist them in conjunction with the mainstreaming consultancy support programme to develop Equality Action Plans and ensure their internal processes, customer contact points, policies and procedures are EQIA compliant.
  • Attend regular meetings/written progress reports with SG officials to support reporting, briefings and advice to officials and elected officials.
  • Advise on and support the onward cascade of learning and good practice to wider Scottish Government and Local Government stakeholders, to inform the future delivery of employability services in Scotland beyond and outside of FSS and provide a legacy from this project.
  • Provide regular progress reports and evaluate the project in line with the Scottish Government’s requirements
  • Work with the CEMVO Enterprise managers to collate a final evaluation report with findings and recommendations.

Essential Criteria

  • At least 2 years' experience of working within a community development & engagement role
  • Understanding the importance of EQIAs, PSD and SSD within the context of race equality in local authorities, with the ability to assess systems, identify improvement areas and support the implementation process
  • Understanding how race intersects with other characteristics that create multiple barriers and the importance of taking an intersectional approach to address these barriers.
  • Ability to demonstrate existing knowledge, contacts and networks with the EM community in Scotland
  • Excellent negotiating, networking and relationship management skills to ‘open doors’ for providers and to agree the ‘buy in’ process
  • Knowledge of the local area demographics, communities and local EM organisations that providers operate in to facilitate dialogue and potential partnership working
  • Ability to develop effective ethnic minority engagement strategies, action plans and training to upskill Provider's engagement staff and to eventually inform the toolkit
  • Ability to support Providers to identify specific internal skills and knowledge gaps and develop bespoke training to bridge this gap
  • To be understanding and sensitive to the needs of the communities as well as the providers to ensure that this project is successful.
  • Skills knowledge and sensitivity to assess the current BME ESSG model and where appropriate further develop and manage it to maximise meaningful representation and effective feedback.
  • Ability to adhere to rigorous monitoring and review processes and elicit learning to inform the wider employment policies and strategy in Scotland

Desirable Criteria

  • Proficiency in 1 or 2 community languages

Fair Start Scotland aims to support individuals further removed from the labour through tailored and personalised employability support. This service is delivered across the whole of Scotland by 5 Prime Service Providers, broken down into 9 Lots.

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Employability Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st December 2021

CEMVO is a national intermediary organisation with the aim of building the capacity of the ethnic minority (EM) third sector and its communities. We have a friendly working environment with an ethnically diverse staff team.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen at CEMVO Scotland funded by CAF. The project is to deliver a holistic support package to EM women that builds their confidence and wellbeing and allows them to achieve/get closer to achieving their employability goals. You will support a total of 45 women during the project through a variety of mechanisms such as mentoring and coaching to build their confidence and help them set goals to meet positive destinations. You will also support them to develop their CVs and apply for jobs to meet their career aspirations.

Job Details

Responsible to: Head of Operations & Resources

Hours of Work: Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £28,000 per annum (4% employer’s pension contribution)

Length of Contract: ASAP start or Jan 2022 to March 2023 (This could be extended subject to funding)

Office Base: Glasgow (Currently working from home)

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EM Community Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (but travel expected throughout Scotland & a level of home working pending Scottish Government COVID restriction guidelines).
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

Main Objectives of the job

To organise and facilitate engagement between public service providers and EM groups / communities, with particular focus on EM women.

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Human Rights Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow (but travel expected throughout Scotland & a level of home working pending Scottish Government COVID restriction guidelines).
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

Main Objectives of the job

To provide the lead in delivering human rights mainstreaming support to organisations across all sectors.

To deliver human rights training webinars and learning sessions across all sectors.

To help organise and facilitate engagement between public service providers and EM groups / communities.

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Race Equality Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow (but travel expected throughout Scotland & a level of home working pending Scottish Government COVID restriction guidelines).
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

Main Objectives of the job

To provide the lead in delivering race equality mainstreaming support to organisations across all sectors.

To deliver race equality training webinars and learning sessions across all sectors.

To help organise and facilitate engagement between public service providers and EM groups / communities.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th September 2021

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary and strategic partner of the Scottish Government with a database network of 600 ethnic minority organisations and community groups. Our work is underpinned by race equality, and we seek to level the playing field for ethnic minority communities, organisations and individuals across Scotland.

We are seeking a finance officer with at least 3 years’ financial and bookkeeping experience. Reporting to the Head of Operations and Resources, you will have responsibilities for all financial duties, including producing and maintaining financial records and systems to audit standard, compiling and maintaining management accounts for the organisation and on a per project basis. As well as executing daily bookkeeping functions such as invoicing, petty cash management, expense claims and posting to the cashbook.

Good communication and excellent ICT skills are also essential for this post.

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Social Enterprise Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow (but travel across Scotland expected and a level of home working)
  • Closing 17th September 2021

Main Objectives of the job

To provide social enterprise development support to ethnic minority (EM) groups and individual entrepreneurs through CEiS Just Enterprise (JE) Programme & Scottish Government social enterprise support programmes.

To provide capacity building support to ethnic minority groups throughout Scotland for the development of social enterprise, and facilitate access to mainstream social enterprise support structures.

To organise and deliver social enterprise awareness raising and training events to EM organisations / community groups.

A full job description is attached below.

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YCC Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th June 2021

CEMVO Scotland is a leading national intermediary in the EM 3rd Sector, our aim is to build the capacity and sustainability of the EM 3rd Sector and its communities. Our work is underpinned by race equality and we seek to level the playing field for ethnic minority individuals through empowerment initiatives and support.

We are looking for an employment coordinator to work on the Young Confident and Connected (YCC) Programme funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (Young Start). As the YCC Coordinator you will work with 15 ethnic minority young people a year providing a range of support in their journey towards, and into, employment.

You will work closely with young clients each year, profiling their skills and experiences, and using coproduction principles, enable them to set goals and achieve them, build their confidence through PX2 training or equivalent, upskill through training and placements and achieve employment.

You will have significant working knowledge of employability issues faced by EM young people and help them overcome barriers to employability. You will also have a strong understanding of the labour market and employer requirements.

You will work closely with local partners, including employers, training providers and other stakeholders, developing professional relationships that will offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities for those on the programme. You will be able to collect and collate qualitative and quantitative data to provide an overall picture of EM young people and employment based on their lived experience and encapsulate that to develop future funding opportunities.

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