Distant Voices Project Management Intern with Vox Liminis

Vox Liminis harnesses the power of music-making to assist the reintegration of ‘offenders’ within Scotland. Working together with people with convictions, artists and other justice system partners, Vox Liminis is developing the role of the arts in rehabilitation, working with prisoners as they move through the gates, and engaging with the wider community in playing their part in supporting ex-offender reintegration.

Location: Glasgow
£7.85 per hour
Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
Immediate start

Vox Liminis are now recruiting a Project Management Intern for their Distant Voices Project. Within this role their core responsibilities will be:

• Coordinate the project activity
Administer and organise and the activity of discreet elements of the project, working closely with the Distant Voices lead (Alison Urie, Director) and manage resources and working project budget related to it
• Coordinate freelance artists
Work to ensure that freelance artists involved in Distant Voices are communicated with well, briefed, and (with the wider Vox team) trained and supported in their work
• Assist in the evaluation of the project, with a commitment to on-going learning and change
Work with participants, artists, Vox staff and any partners to implement an evaluation framework which places on-going learning for all at the centre, and collect data throughout to illustrate and inform the process.
• Other operational duties
Ensure that all work is planned and managed in accordance with all organisation policies and general good practice, and take up any other duties agreed by your line manager in relation to Distant Voices.


Requirements

The successful intern will be educated to degree level, ideally with a background in music, community arts, community learning and development, social work or related field. Additional training or qualifications in project administration would be highly regarded, but are not essential as long as the applicant can demonstrate a strong interest in project management.

You will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of Vox Liminis and an ability to inspire others in them. You must have a passion and vision to grow a positive community for change.

You will have the ability to use initiative and adapt to change appropriately. You will work well within a team. A flexible, creative thinker you will have a person interest and pursuit of various art forms. You must be friendly and approachable and have a perspective of continuous learning and reflect on practice.

Demonstrable knowledge of the factors behind and implications of poverty and social marginalisation is required while a knowledge and understanding of people’s experience of the criminal justice system and of the family and community effects and influence on crime would is desired.

Previous experience of working within the arts to achieve a social goal, whether in education, voluntary work or paid employment, is essential. Previous experience in any of the following areas would be desirable but is not essential:
• working with socially marginalised groups and individuals
• planning and delivering group and individual work
• project management
• collaborative working and networking within statutory and 3rd sector organisations
• running an effective monitoring and evaluation system
• supervising and supporting volunteers
• managing a project budget

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organisational, planning and self management skills
• Proven ability to lead and motivate others
• Excellent ability to prioritise and delegate tasks
• Ability to handle information of a confidential nature appropriately
• Computer literate and familiar with the use of e-mail and internet
• Excellent negotiation and networking skills
• Good report writing and verbal presentation skills

A full-clean driving license would be desired to allow the intern to travel between locations. You should be willing and able to work outwith normal working hours at times.


Application

Closing date for applications is 11 September 2015, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

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