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Head of Engagement
  • Employer: Black Equity Organisation
  • Reference: BEO/23/231594
  • Published: Tue 07/03/2023, 12:14 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/03/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £50000-£60000
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Central London, Corporation of London

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Head of Engagement

About Us:

Thank you for your interest in the role of Head of Engagement at Black Equity Organisation (BEO). BEO launched earlier this year with a mission to dismantle systemic racism in the UK.

2020 placed a bold spotlight on the structural racism that continues to affect Black communities and continues to be endemic in UK society.

It also highlighted that there exists within all corners of our society, a strong momentum and willingness for change. However, willingness alone will not be enough to tackle the deep roots of racism in the UK and make the change we need to see a reality. It will require much more, including focus, organisation, resources and, importantly, leadership.

We believe that the UK needs independent, credible and pre-eminent civil rights organisations to advance justice and equity for Black communities. It was to meet this need that we created BEO, an organisation with scale and reach which can engage Black communities, the general public and both private and public sectors to advance justice and equity for Black communities.

Developing the credibility of BEO within the diverse and intersectional Black communities across the UK is crucially important to BEO and therefore the organisation will need to actively demonstrate this in all its engagement approaches. BEO cannot be the organisation it needs to be without regular engagement with other Black led organisations, the civil rights sector and small grassroots organisations.

Quality engagement is always two way, consistent and values driven – listening and hearing the perspectives of others whilst also regularly informing others about what we are doing, and why.

BEO has held various listening events, started to build a large database of stakeholders and undertaken large scale research which have created a strong foundation for the postholder to build on. As BEO develops its programmatic activity and particular its campaigning activity, being able to engage across the Black diaspora will be deeply important.

As such the postholder will have a core role in building meaningful mechanisms to engage the broad spectrum of Black communities and ensure that BEO models ways of working that do not cause further harm or disengagement.

The postholder will use their experience and existing relationships and networks across the Black community ecosystem to support BEO’s engagement.

Hybrid working from home and in London - (central London, close to good transport links.)

Interviews will be held during April.

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Job Description and Person Specification are available in the "Downloads" section.

Best of luck with your application!