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Accountability Board Member x2

At a glance

Hackney Council
Employer
£225 quarterly (£900 p/a)
Salary
15/03/2024
Closing date
Permanent
Contract
Varied
Hours

IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR BLACK CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Are you?

  • Of African and/or Caribbean heritage?
  • Between 16-30 and a resident of Hackney? (preference given to applicants aged 16-30, but applications are welcome from all age groups).

Do you want to?

  • Help make a difference for young people in your community?
  • Develop your understanding of how government and local authorities work?
  • Influence decisions affecting you and others?
  • Gain experience and contacts that will help with your personal and professional progression?

ABOUT THE IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG BLACK MEN COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD

Hackney Council is committed to improving outcomes for young Black men and tackling the structural and systemic inequalities faced by young Black residents in Hackney across a range of areas. Our work acknowledges the way services, institutions and the behaviour of organisations disproportionately disadvantages Black British, African and Caribbean residents and local communities of colour. These inequalities are routinely experienced in the lives of residents, workers and families within Hackney as well as demonstrated within quantitative and qualitative data.

We recognise the fundamental importance of  involving residents with lived experience in the scrutiny and development of this work.  We are keen to ensure that leaders are held to account for tackling racism and inequalities in education, mental health, community safety and other areas.

We would like to hear from residents that are able to commit to a minimum of 8 meetings a year. Your commitment and time supporting the board will be acknowledged and rewarded. At meetings, board members will provide the following:

  • Constructively challenge, scrutinise and evaluate work currently being undertaken to improve outcomes for young Black men by the Council and partner organisations across the borough.
  • Propose solutions, identify areas for improvement and change and monitor progress on commitments made by leaders across organisations.
  • Help to shape the direction of travel of the work through personal expertise and research.
  • Be representative of community views on tackling systemic racism to Council leaders and heads of local services within the borough.
  • Help to ensure work conducted to improve outcomes for young Black men is strongly informed by community experiences.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hackney Council is looking for young Black residents of Hackney to join their board and help improve outcomes for Black Children and Young People in the community.

As a Board Member, you’ll be able to suggest solutions, evaluate the council’s work, and shape the direction of their initiatives. The council wants to involve residents with lived experiences in this work and is dedicated to addressing systemic inequalities Black residents face in Hackney. Apply now to join the board and contribute to positive change in your community.

Board Members are paid £900 per year. This will consist of four quarterly payments of £225.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE

  • Look closely at the work being done to help Black Children and Young People in the area and see if it’s improving things for them. This includes programs and other organisations that are working on this issue.
  • Recommend solutions and areas for improvement and review progress against current plans.
  • Use your personal experience and knowledge to guide the work in the right direction.
  • Take part in Accountability sessions to review work to improve outcomes for black children and young people.
  • Engage with the Partners, and Workstream leads to develop a way of measuring progress.
  • Identify methods of ensuring work done amongst the board and within the programme feeds into a broader community.
  • Work alongside partners and workstream leads to review targets and develop any new targets where necessary.
  • This will hold our leaders to account for delivering the work that Improves outcomes for Black Children and Young People as recommended.
  • This will include using your personal experience and knowledge of the issues that Black Children and Young People experience in Hackney to provide challenges, identify areas for improvement, agree on changes and ultimately make some recommendations for delivery to the council and Hackney Voluntary services HCVS.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent and confident communicator.
  • Good team player.
  • Able to verbally share ideas and feedback.
  • Understanding of challenges relating to young black men in the borough, and able to come up with and share ideas for solutions.
  • Able to review information and provide constructive feedback/recommendations.

To view the full job description, please click here –> Accountability Board Member JD

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