Jamie has a background in social research having worked on community-focused research projects in Brent, Haringey and Milton Keynes following the completion of his MSc in Ethnicity and Multiculturalism and his PhD on the issue of Multicultural Communities in New City Spaces. He is passionate about achieving equitable outcomes and opportunities for diverse communities.
Jamie is responsible for reaching out to and encouraging participation among residents across the whole community, listening to and recording their views and building relationships with those who want to get involved. He will be supporting small scale activities – initially relating to community gardening projects, but including other ideas in response to residents.
A core part of his role will be working closely with residents and Riverside School students to develop initiatives in the community and expand the work of the Citizen Action Group and Young Citizen Action Group. Jamie will also be responsible for developing publicity and communications across the community through newsletters, social media and other forms of communication. He will maintain a database of contacts, residents’ feedback, photographs and other material relating to the project, and will produce regular summary reports and reflections on developments which will be distributed to local residents and other project partners via various means.
Jamie will recruit and support volunteers, identify local skills and training needs, and contribute to training and leadership development work. He will also act as an ambassador for the project, helping to build links and collaborative working with other community groups and partner organisations in the borough and other areas and will use the core skills and principles of community organising to help build the Community Development Trust (CDT).
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