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Posted: Sep 5th, 2013
JOB TITLE: Project Co-ordinator (Community responses to Inter Christian Sectarianism) Full time 37.5 hrs per week
We currently have an opportunity for a new member of staff to head up our new anti-sectarian project.
RCDT will set out a project, both to build the capacity of the community and generate an organised response to challenging sectarianism across communities in West Dunbartonshire. The project will build partnerships with community, voluntary agencies and public bodies already identified through previous community research.
The publishing of national statistics ‘Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2011-12’, exposed a 100%+ increase in inter Christian religious motivated crimes in West Dunbartonshire.
These figures revealed that West Dunbartonshire had the most prosecuted incidents of religious hate crimes outside the City of Glasgow. It is clear from these figures that sectarianism is hiding in clear view within communities across West Dunbartonshire.
This is not to say members of different Christian denominations across West Dunbartonshire seek to live in their own communities indeed the majority work, socialise and form lasting friendship together. Despite this positive aspect, work carried out by RCDT identified that sectarianism was used as a tool to stereotype sections of the community who were described in derogatory terms, which were expressed openly in public. So called (banter) was used to describe individuals, families and even certain areas of the community as alien (not belonging).
If you feel that this is a job opportunity that is of interest to you and you would like to apply please contact Jackie Neeson @ the Carman Centre 175 Main Street Renton G82 4PF or alternatively on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you out an application pack