Job vacancy: Part-Time Roma Development Worker (My Sheffield Project)

Part Time Roma Development Worker

As part of the ‘My Sheffield’ Project, Firvale Community Hub is recruiting a Bilingual Part time Roma Development Worker who will be based in Page Hall, Sheffield. 

  • £7056 (£14ph)
  • 21 hours over 4 days
  • Fixed term 6 month contract


Role Requirements:

  • You will have good English language skills and be fluent in at least one other language. We are particularly interested in Slovak, Czech and Roma languages.
  • Relevant experience in community development work

Role Responsibilities:

Your role will include promoting and engaging families in better access to English at Home provision. You will engage volunteers from the local community to support this provision and conversation groups. You will also engage families with their children in family learning provision and carry out consultations with Roma families to establish why some aren’t engaging in the local English language learning provision.  

If you have the skills and commitment to develop this role, and understand the needs of vulnerable families we would like to hear from you.

Job description


My Sheffield Project

Role:                          Part time Roma Development Worker

Hours:                                    21hours per week

Salary:                        £7056 (£14 ph.)

Responsible to:        ESOL & Employability Co-ordinator

Employing Body:      Firvale Community Hub

Location:                    127 Page Hall Road, Sheffield, S4 8GU

Fixed term post – for 6 months (24 weeks)

Background and Purpose of the Role

This is a six month fixed term post to work on a new project based at Firvale Community Hub. The My Sheffield Project is funded by Controlling Migration Fund which is being administered by Sheffield City council.  

With input, support and supervision from Firvale Community Hub the jobholder will:

  • Work collaboratively with SAVTE, Sheffield Roma Network and local schools in order to better reach and engage the Roma community into home learning English sessions.
  • Work with and support volunteers to carry out outreach work to engage Roma families onto the home learning provision.
  • Work co-productively with community volunteers, community members, and professionals from statutory and voluntary partner organisations to engage volunteer English tutors from the wider community to provide one to one English tuition to Roma families in their homes and deliver conversation classes.  


  • To engage in Asset Based Community Development to increase community involvement, impact and sustainability of the project
  • To engage with members of the Roma Communities in Page Hall bilingually in order to promote the aims of the project and encourage community support and ownership
  • To actively identify, engage, build and maintain partnership work with key stakeholders
  • To support and coordinate community members and volunteers to engage with groups and activities.  
  • To consult and gather evidence on needs and barriers from community members to inform and influence future service development
  • To serve as a resource person and advise on Roma culture and customs
  • To support and facilitate for other agencies in provision of relevant services to Roma Communities in Sheffield
  • To collect and record report monitoring data in line with project and funders requirements
  • To carry out risk assessments of project activities with input and support from Firvale Community Hub project co-ordinator.
  • To ensure that community volunteers adhere to the policies and practices of Firvale Community Hub.
  • To ensure the maintenance of up to date records required for the effective running of the project. 

2          GENERAL

2.1.     To work at all times as part of a team.  This includes working with other staff, attending team and staff meetings and developing a teamwork approach to all aspects of the organisation’s work.

2.2.      To maintain records in line with service requirements

2.3       To be flexible around out of hours and weekend work as required

2.4       To be inducted, supervised, performance monitored and appraised in line with the organisation’s performance management policies and procedures

2.5.      To be responsible for personal learning and development where appropriate and undertake training, both mandatory and optional, to increase knowledge, skills and awareness.

2.6       To provide monitoring information and reports as part of funding and organisational requirements and for the Board of Trustees as requested by Firvale Community Hub management.

2.7       To participate in the further development of the service and organisation in conjunction with the ESOL and Employability Co-ordinator.  

2.8       To be aware of and employ the general practices of Firvale Community Hub health and safety policy and ensure these are adhered to at all times

2.9       To operate within the aims, policies and practices of Firvale Community Hub at all times and to be committed to and promote the organisation’s equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory policies.

2.10    To ensure information is dealt with in accordance with Firvale Community Hub’s policies around Confidentiality, Communications, Internet, Email and Telecommunications and steps are taken to ensure that confidential information is secure e.g. service user data

2.11    To provide information about Firvale Community Hub as a whole and in particular the My Sheffield to people/agencies interested in the organisation’s work.

2.12    To undertake any other duties as directed by the ESOL and Employability Co-ordinator in line with the responsibilities of this post.