CITIZENS RIGHTS PROJECT: vacancy for Italian-speaking rights worker, Edinburgh

CITIZENS RIGHTS PROJECT: vacancy for Italian-speaking rights worker, Edinburgh

The Citizens’ Rights Project is expanding its services for European citizens by providing a multilingual rights service for EU citizens in Scotland. The purpose of the service is to provide free information, advice and assistance, in community languages, for EU citizens who encounter problems in employment, housing, benefits, social services, and in accessing public services, particularly as a result of the pandemic. Some also suffer from the consequences of physical and social isolation from family members and other members of their community.

We currently operate this service in conjunction with other community-based organisations working with EU citizens, including Feniks and Oficina Precaria Escocia (OPE). As well as providing information and support in English, we also offer a limited service in Polish and Spanish.

We have now received a limited amount of funding which will allow us to extend the service to the Italian-speaking community in Scotland, initially for a period of 5 months.

We aim to provide general information on the subjects referred to above. This will be information provided on-line, and on paper factsheets. We may also organise some on-line webinars to provide information and answer questions on the subject matter of the project, to be provided by outside experts. we will cover on the Citizens Rights Project website, in Polish, Spanish, Italian and English. In addition, we aim in due course to offer a service to advise and assist with individual queries and problems.

We have a vacancy for an Italian-speaking rights worker, with a fluent knowledge of spoken and written Italian, as well as an excellent knowledge of English. The employment will be temporary, for a five-month period, and we would hope that the person recruited would be able to commence employment as soon as possible. We would particularly welcome applications for persons who have had some relevant previous experience and/or training in the subject matter of the project (for example, experience or training in UK welfare rights). Experience and qualifications in translation would also be desirable.

The contract would be for 14 hours a week, at a salary of £13.42 per hour, for a duration of 21 weeks. There will be an opportunity for the hours and days of work to be flexible, subject to the needs of the service.

Our project is based in Edinburgh, but during the period of this temporary contract the person appointed is likely to be working at home for all, or almost all, the time, as activities will be undertaken online or by phone.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please send a letter (maximum 500 words) and a statement of experience and qualifications (curriculum vitae) (maximum 1000 words) to the Citizens Rights Project, by email only, to info@citizensrightsproject.org . Please put “Italian language rights worker” in the subject line of your email.