Job title: Peer Coordinator, part-time
Hours: Average of 15 hours per week for six months (with some room for flexibility)
Salary: £22,000 per year pro rata
Deadline for applying: 26 July 2020
Start date: Ideally you are able to start the w/c 17 August 2020.
Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) is a research and policy organisation. We work to end trafficking for labour exploitation by challenging and transforming systems and structures that make workers vulnerable. We do this through research, knowledge building and evidence-based advocacy aimed at 1) preventing labour abuses, 2) protecting the rights of those affected, and 3) promoting best practice policy responses.
About the role
We are doing research with workers in the cleaning, hospitality and the courier/delivery sector to understand the problems they face at work. We are looking for a motivated person working in one of these sectors to join our research team.
Your job will be to work with our network of workers to:
- Set up a group that meets regularly to discuss issues at work and the changes needed;
- Plan and organise activities with the group (anything from online events and meetings to social media posts, videos, information sessions, etc.);
- With support and training from research team colleagues, help organise and facilitate focus group discussions with workers from one or more of the relevant sectors;
- Share our online survey through relevant community groups on e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, and other platforms;
- Be the point of reference for our peer researchers for feedback and support; and
- Share your thoughts on our reports, briefings, consultation responses, etc.
You will be great for this job if you are passionate about social justice and improving the lives of workers. Ideally you are bilingual (English and e.g. Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish or other) and know a lot of people working in cleaning, hospitality and/or as couriers or delivery drivers.
No previous research experience needed. FLEX will provide training and support.
How to apply
Please send an email to [email protected] by the end of 26 of July letting us know why you are interested and the right person for the job. If you have any questions about the role, you can contact Meri Ahlberg by email or the FLEX office on 0203 752 5516.
We encourage applications from women and people who identify as part of marginalised communities. If you are disabled or become disabled, we encourage you to tell us about your condition so that we can consider what reasonable adjustments or support may be appropriate.
There are currently no volunteering opportunities at FLEX.