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Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre is a city wide resource centre for South Asian women in Sheffield.
Job opportunities: (1) Development Worker - Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre is seeking to appoint for 12 months, an Urdu/Punjabi speaking female experienced development worker, for 5 hours per week; £19,621 per annum pro rata. Development worker will lead on overseeing the Roshni Vlunteering Plus programms, which is an intensive development and training programme for women with additional support needs, who want to volunter. To request an application pack, please contact Mona on 0114 2508898 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Friday 20th March 2015 (10am). Interviews to be held on Friday 27th March 2015 (pm)
(2) Admin Worker (Maternity Cover for 12 months) - 24 hours per week, £14,189 per annum pro rata. this position requires an Urdu/Punjabi speaking, professional and highly motivated person with excellent interpersonal skills, who can undertake reception duties and oversee all admin tasks for the organization.To request an application pack, please contact Mona on 0114 2508898 or at email@example.com. Closing date for applications is Friday 20th March 2015 (10am). Interviews to be held on Friday 27th March 2015 (pm)
(3) Finance Worker (cover post for 18 months) - female, 4 hours per week, £19,817 per annum pro rata. The Finance Worker will provide an efficient and effective financial service to the centre, operating all aspects of the financial system. You will manage, monitor and report on budgetry matters.To request an application pack, please contact Mona on 0114 2508898 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Monday 16th March 2015 (10am). Interviews to be held on Thursday 19th March 2015 (pm)
The aim of the Centre is to advance the welfare and education of Asian women in Sheffield. We Currently provide a range of activities and services including: advocacy support, training and learning opportunities, help for women seeking employment, support and mentoring for young women, support for carers, support on issues of safety and security for older women and social and recreational opportunities.
Background to Roshni
Roshni which means ‘light’ is a not-for-profit charity. It was set up in 1992 to address the needs and aspirations of Asian women living and working in Sheffield. Asian women are regularly cited in research as a minority group experiencing multiple barriers and disadvantage. The women are often experiencing isolation because of cultural re-adjustment, racial prejudice and urban deprivation. They are also disadvantaged by low self-esteem, lack of self confidence, a lack of information about the workings of society and by a lack of knowledge of social agencies and how best to use them.
Roshni centre aims to create a dedicated facility in Sheffield for the delivery of new and innovative services, which complement existing provision and improve access to mainstream services. The principal objective being to empower Asian women to identify their own needs, create their own solutions and make their own choices so that they have lasting improvements to the quality of their life, and take up social and economic opportunities available to them. The centre’s role is that of a facilitator; a bridge for women to access mainstream opportunities.
Roshni is governed through a management committee composed of women of South Asian origin, who come from various work backgrounds, including service user members. Our current management committee chair is Dina Martin, Headteacher of Firshill School in Sheffield.
Roshni is a charity organisation funded partly by the Sheffield City Council, with the rest of the funding coming from a number of charitable trusts and grant making bodies. Roshni gratefully accepts donations by individuals. To make a donation please contact us.
Roshni Sheffield has good working relationships and partnerships with organisations across the city from both the public and voluntary sector. We are part of a number of multi-agency initiatives and programmes to raise awareness of the needs of the Asian Community and work together to help meet that need. We are always keen to take up new initiatives in collaboration with other organisations. Please contact us, if you have any new ideas/suggestions or would like to undertake any joint work with Roshni.