EaRN Project Assistant

  • VO70878


The role varies, but can include: administrative tasks such as writing up notes or inputting data; communications and social media; organising, promoting and running events; desk research on particular issues or themes; facilitating discussions or workshops; gathering stories; liaising with public sector representatives.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) is dedicated to enabling individuals, groups, organisations and communities of interest to work in partnership with public services across Edinburgh to: 1. advance equality 2. promote human rights 3. tackle inequality and poverty. EaRN Members have opportunities to be engaged in and consulted on developments and reviews in services, policies and practices across the themes of poverty, inequality, human rights, caring and groups protected under the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Through providing a platform for people and organisations to come together, communities and individuals facing marginalisation will have a stronger voice because: 1. they are confident to articulate the change they want and need 2. they understand public service processes and how to influence decision makers 3. they are empowered by creating real change.










Minimum 4 hours a week


Experience required: No experience is needed, more important is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Training and support is provided.
Travel details: Currently online and then at Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will cover any reasonable costs that would create a barrier to volunteering, and can discuss the type of reimbursement that would be most helpful.
Training details: Training at Volunteer Edinburgh. Not certified.

Last updated a month ago

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