‘A remarkable new collaboration between the CRMC and a national charity, Migrants Organise, is set to improve the services available to refugees and migrants in Coventry.’
The partnership started when Migrants Organise, which is based in London, landed enough funding to recruit four new organisers to extend its work. The new posts will cover London, the East and South-east of England, the North-west, and the Midlands.
And the charity asked if its new Midlands organiser could be based at the CRMC offices in Bishop Street.
The part-time jobs have been advertised and the closing date for applications is Tuesday, October 25. For details go to https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/migrant-organisers/471274
Sabir Zazai, CRMC Director, who is delighted at the move, said the new organiser would be working with refugee and migrant communities and grassroots organisations to give them much-needed support as they learned how to help themselves.
He or she will help the communities to develop a strong voice, how to become more influential, and how to make their voice heard. Another key part of the job will be to help groups create links within the city, regionally, and nationally, to develop ways of supporting each other.
The CRMC used to provide this kind of help until funding dried up, so the new collaboration will mean a welcome return of important services.
“We are very pleased that a national charity has chosen to work with the CRMC in this way,” said Sabir. “It’s a testimony to the great work that our staff and volunteers do.
He added: “We have a strong ambition that on top of helping refugees and migrants with the day to day challenges they face, we also give them a voice, through campaigning and policy work.
“I am hopeful that this will help us meet that vision and ambition.”
CAPTION: The new organiser will aim to give refugees and migrants a stronger voice