Equality and Rights Network (EaRN)

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.

Current opportunity

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.