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Leeds

Poverty Truth Challenge What if people living at the sharp end of poverty could take the lead on calling civic and business leaders in the city to work with them on developing strategic responses to poverty? The Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge is emerging as a new, independent and collaborative initiative to enable this to happen. Drawing on the motto of the South African post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation process nothing about us without us is for us and inspired by the Scottish Poverty Truth Commission, the Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge will be led by people with first-hand experience of poverty, working with civic leaders in the development, delivery and evaluation of strategic responses.

Job description
Challenge Co-ordinator ( volunteer) A key principle of the Challenge is that people are primary and the story of each individual is to be respected and valued. Thus although the role is primarily about co-ordination and process, it will be necessary that any candidate for it is able to deliver the functions in a relational way. Purpose of the role: Phase 1 (to late autumn 2013): To support the delivery group in planning the Challenge and preparing for the opening Challenge Event. Phase 2 (late autumn onwards): To ensure appropriate co-ordination and support of the Challenge programme, Challenge members, and delivery of its outcomes. Key relationships: Project Manager Task group Chairs of the Challenge group All members of the Challenge group Accountable to : Project Manager Hours: 20 hours per week (flexible) for 18 months Employment status: This is a Volunteer Role with expenses provided The appointed person would be an Associate of Together for Peace Place of work: Ebor Court Tasks General: Full member of the Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge delivery team and steering group with specific responsibility for co-ordination of challenge activities. Administration Support for Challenge Meetings. o Co-ordinating all aspects of testifying and civic leader members involvement in the challenge. o Booking venues for meetings. o Ensuring that all appropriate information and materials are available for their full participation. o Note taking during the meetings. o Organising food and refreshments at the meeting.

Phase 1 specific responsibilities: Co-ordination of the opening event of the Challenge. Supporting the task group in preparing for phase 2 of the Challenge. Support at the testifiers preparation meetings as and when needed. Phase 2 specific responsibilities: Other Challenge responsibilities o Liaising and co-ordinating visits for challenge members to other organisations. o Inviting and liaising with people external to the challenge who are invited to working group meetings. o Support with research specific aspects of the challenge as directed by challenge members. Skills and gifts Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent administrative skills Team player IT skills Financial competence Cultural sensitivity Self-starter If you are interested in taking up this voluntary position please contact Andrew on andrew@andrewgrinnell.com or 07854 923724

Budget Management o Including data input, paying invoices, and handling expenses. Contact point for Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge.