Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is one of Britain’s leading social policy think-tanks focusing on issues that affect Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Originally set up in 1984, ROTA aims to increase the capacity of BAME organisations and strengthen the voice of BAME communities through increased civic engagement and participation in society.

The aim of the project is to identify sectors/groups of employees most at risk of workplace discrimination or exploitation, to review policy and practice in key companies/services, to evaluate workplace practice and support employers in implementing good anti-discriminatory practices.

As an Employment Volunteer you will:

Job description:
The volunteer will be responsible for the following:
• identify sectors/groups of employees most at risk of workplace exploitation and discrimination
• review policy and practice in key companies/services
• develop a framework for assessing workplace practice to combat exploitation and discrimination
Specific tasks:

• examine employment legislation, policy and practice
• review available literature and statistics on workplace practices, discrimination and exploitation
• gather evidence from key sectors of industry, unions and training organisations
• evaluate existing measures, including training, which tackle workplace discrimination and exploitation
The volunteer will also assist with identifying funding and making grant applications to support this project.

Person Specification:

• a commitment to equality and inclusion and a good understanding of equality issues in the workplace
• experience of gathering, analysing and presenting information from diverse sources, including government departments, public, private and research organisations
• a background in, or knowledge of industry sectors, especially with regard to workplace practices which may be exploitative or discriminatory
• previous experience of writing research proposals, grant applications or bids, together with some knowledge of potential funders
• good written and telephonic communication skills


For more information, and for application instructions, please see Engage.


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