Recruitment announcement: ‘Listen Share Change’ with Verbal and NIHE

Verbal Arts Centre has announced a new community project, supported by the EU’s Peace IV Programme.

Listen Share Change will be delivered in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. It is a volunteer-led, innovative, shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with a range of constituent groups from young people who are hard to reach and at risk to older people.

Listen Share Change utilises the existing infrastructure within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as well as Community and Youth centres, healthcare settings and other local venues to deliver a fully accessible, customised programme of reading activities tailored to meet the needs of all participants.

The purpose of Listen Share Change is to create an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for participants to engage, flourish and develop by listening to stories and to poems read aloud specifically selected to address diversity, cultural identity and build community cohesion.

Verbal Arts Centre invite applications for the following positions:
Project Coordinator Derry/Londonderry (Full Time – 36 hours per week)
Literary Guide Derry/Londonderry (Part Time – 16 hours per week)
Volunteer Coordinator Belfast (Part Time – 27 hours per week)
Volunteer Coordinator Portadown (Part Time – 27 hours per week)

These are Fixed-term posts for four years.
Deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday, 31 January 2018.
Interviews: 8 and 9 February 2018

For more info and an application pack, please contact Sinead McLaughlin:
Email: sinead.mclaughlin@theverbal.co
Tel: 02871 266946

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