Mapping Traveller Histories – come work with us

April 23, 2019

We are looking for two members of the Gypsy, Traveller or Showmen communities to join us on our project in order to undertake skills training to document and map Traveller histories across London, and to do community outreach.

Job Title: Community-based Researcher- Research Trainee
Organisation: London Gypsies and Travellers (Registered Charity)
Hours: Part-time 12 hours a week; June 2019 – September 2019 (4 months)
Salary: £9.30/hour
Location: London

Job Purpose
The posts offer an opportunity to members of London’s Traveller communities to develop new transferable skills through training and practical experience.
•To undertake skills training and practise research skills in community-based oral history, the use of archives, film and photography, project planning, design and presentation.
•To conduct outreach with Traveller communities in London in sites and in housing, and to encourage participation in the project: Putting Gypsies, Travellers and Showpeople on the Map of London- Mapping Traveller Histories.

Role and responsibilities
•Take part in training sessions for research methods, oral history collection and mapping.
•Carry out community outreach with Travellers on sites, camps and in housing and encourage participation in the Mapping Traveller Histories project.
•Carry out interviews using audio or video recording.
•Collect and organise photos, newspaper articles, records etc from community members, libraries and other sources
•Develop skills in online mapping
•Help organising community events and exhibitions.

Essential knowledge and skills for this role
•Interest in learning and practising new skills
•Able to engage with people and build positive relationships
•Able to bring a creative approach to research and community engagement
•Good literacy and basic computer skills
•Able to work independently and as part of a team
•Willing to connect and work with Traveller communities in London to support their involvement in the mapping project

How to apply:
If you want to know more please ring our office on 02085332002 to talk to Anna and Ilinca about the project and the role.
The next stage will be to send in a letter explaining your experience and interests, and why you would like to take this role and work in our organisation. Please send your application letter to Ilinca on policy@londongandt.org.uk by Friday 24th May.
This will be followed by a selection process and invitation to short-listed candidates to attend for interview.

Dates for interview: 4th-5th June

These positive action training positions are aimed at reducing the under-representation of Gypsies, Travellers and Showpeople in research, project design, and community development, as permitted by the Equality Act 2010 (s 158 &159).

Who we are
London Gypsies and Travellers is a vibrant humanitarian charity with a mission to represent and empower Gypsies and Travellers to seek equality, increase social inclusion and challenge discrimination. In partnership with the Traveller community, we use our grass-roots knowledge and experience to influence local, regional and national policy.

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