Job Title: Mosaic West Midlands- Volunteer Programme Support Internship
Purpose: To assist in the delivery of Mosaic in the West Midlands
Reports to: West Midlands Regional Manager
Suggested hours: part time 2.5 – 3 days per week
Mosaic was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and convened in November 2007 by Business in the Community, one of the Prince’s Charities, to challenge the growing concern around the issues facing young Muslims living in deprived areas of Britain. Today Mosaic operates nationally in London, the West Midlands, East Midlands, North West & Humber, and the North West as a set of initiatives championed by Muslims aimed at raising aspirations and providing opportunity. Support is increasingly gathering internationally.
Mosaic works towards a more integrated and thriving society where all individuals, regardless of background, are supported in realizing their potential.
Mosaic’s key concerns, as outlined by its founder, are twofold. Firstly in supporting young Muslims and their peers between the ages of 5 and 25 years old who, through no fault of their own, lack access to opportunities in order to maximize their potential to make a positive contribution to society. Secondly, to address the misunderstanding that has arisen between the Islamic and Western worlds in recent years.
Mosaic’s core aims are:
- To stimulate greater levels of volunteering through a network of partners and, where appropriate, direct delivery
- To nurture and promote talent in Muslim communities, providing positive role models to young Muslims and society
- To promote leadership, teamwork, and civic engagement based on addressing key social issues of social importance in the UK and beyond
Primary schools – supporting girls aged 9-11 years and their mothers, to raise the young girls’ aspirations and empower mothers to be better able to support their daughters.
Secondary schools – Mosaic matches volunteer mentors with young Muslims and their peers aged 11-18 to raise aspirations and provide access to opportunities around the UK.
Muslim Young Offenders – providing support during the vulnerable period of transition back into society.
Media Network – bringing together media professionals to inspire young Muslims to consider it as a profession, support communities in promoting their stories, and offer networking opportunities.
Speakers Bureau – a wide range of Muslim role models available to speak on a variety of subjects.
International Summit Mosaic – an innovative leadership development opportunity, designed to bring together young emerging leaders from across the Muslim world.
The West Midlands Programme Support Officer is responsible for supporting the West Midlands Regional Manager in the implementation and delivery of Mosaic activities in the West Midlands area. The role will also include support to the West Midlands Regional Manager on wider Mosaic activities and objectives.
The role includes delivering and maintaining Mosaic’s mentoring and volunteering programmes across up to 20 schools and colleges, deployment of Speakers Bureau members, development of the Media Network and all other domestic programmes across the West Midlands. In addition, the post-holder will also be assist in the delivery of other programmes such as the Mosaic Stars youth leadership programme, and the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge project.
The post-holder will be the public face of Mosaic in the sub-regions, representing Mosaic across the public, Third Sector and community groups.
This role will include administrative and general support to the region, including local network events and liaison with members of the national Mosaic team.
The post-holder will report to Mosaic’s West Midlands Regional Manager.
To have responsibility for supporting the West Midlands Regional Manager in the implementation and delivery of Mosaic activities in the West Midlands in line with the Mosaic Strategic and Business Plans, including,
- recruitment and support of registered Mosaic volunteers in the sub-regions;
- operational delivery of the Mosaic volunteering programmes in the region, providing guidance, assistance, tracking and evaluation, regular visits in line with national, regional and local targets;
- supporting other Mosaic projects, such as the Enterprise Challenge and Prisons project; and,
- promotion of other Mosaic centrally-run initiatives, such as Speakers’ Bureau, Media Network, national events, etc.
To support with the overall administration and coordination of Mosaic in the West Midlands region, reporting to and supporting the West Midlands Regional Manager.
The post holder may be required to carry out other duties that are reasonably to be considered as within the scope and purpose of the job and the aptitudes of the job holder.
This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop due to changes in organisational and other circumstances, so the actual duties and responsibilities will vary from the particulars of this job description. Job descriptions will be updated or amended from time to time to reflect such changes.
If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact:
Kim O’Reilly, West Midlands Regional Manager
0121 451 2227