My name is Maryam and I am a new intern Development Officer with BEMIS. I applied for this role as I belong to an ethnic minority as well as I am a mother and I understand the importance for parental involvement in schools and community and how not being engaged with your child’s education and activity can affect the outcome of their future. I am currently involved in the Gathered Together Project with BEMIS and my role involves to collect stories, case studies from ethnic minority parents, teachers, parents councils by using videos, blogs, podcasts and social media.
I was recently a part of an interview with an EAL teacher Marylin Gordon at the Golfhill Primary school who also runs a Learning Together Club which offers bilingual parents advice, guidance & support on how to be active partners in their child’s learning. This includes the benefits of reading & developing skills at home and the value of using the first language to support and develop English as an addition a Language. The interview was quite interesting as she spoke about what efforts she is putting into this club in order to get the parents from the Ethnic Minority Community and what difference it has made so far. I am looking forward to attending the Media Trust Training next week which will allow me to develop some media skills.
Gathered Together project has successfully applied for an internship through the Equality Internship programme. The intern will support the project in gathering evidence of good practice, case studies and stories for us to share through our website and be part of the project’s legacy. The internship will last for three months and be based in BEMIS’ Glasgow office (with travel throughout the pilot areas).
The intern opportunity is now live on the SCVO website http://www.scvo.org.uk/jobs-employability/vacancies/equality-internship-programme/ – look for Development Officer BEMIS.
All applicants must
• hold a SCQF Level 8+ qualification (equivalent to an HND, first degree, SVQ Level4)
• be unemployed; either in the first 12 months of a benefit claim (pre-Work Programme) or 2 years+ (post-Work Programme) or unemployed and not claiming benefits (but must make a claim for benefits in order to apply for an internship opportunity)
If you have any questions please give us a phone on 0141 548 8047