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9th February 2018 – Rise into Employment launch

Rise into Employment LogoWe are now recruiting for our award winning RISE into Employment programme.  Applications are open from 8th January to 1st March 2018.

To find out more details about the course and what it offers please come along to the RISE into Employment launch event on Friday 9th February 2018, 6:30pm-8pm  at RBS, 280 Bishops Gate, EC2M 4RB.

For more details about the launch event or programme please contact John Mayford on 0207 688 8019 or email john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

To apply for the programme see the RISE into Employment page.

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Spring round of Chalkhill Community Trust funding – closes 24 Feb

The latest round of funding from Chalkhill Community Trust Fund will open on 25th January 2017 and the application window will close on 24th February 2017.

Chalkhill Community Trust Fund

The Chalkhill Community Trust Fund (CCTF) is an active independent grant making charity which aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of residents of Chalkhill Estate and surrounding areas in Brent. It has a fund of around £1.4m and is governed by a Trustee Board which meets quarterly.

For full details of activities the fund aims to support and future application deadlines please see the Chalkhill Community Trust Fund page.

Press release: Britain is failing to tackle racial inequalities

Olmec was a signatory to a recent report by UK NGOs presented to CERD, the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination as it examined the performance of UK government on race discrimination.

Extract from Runnymede Trust Press Release on 2nd August 2016:

UK charities to tell United Nations that Britain is failing to tackle racial inequalities

Today (Tuesday 2nd) a group of organisations, co-ordinated by the Runnymede Trust, travel to the UN in Geneva to address the UK government’s response to racial inequalities and discrimination.

They argue that the UK government’s current colour-blind approach has no evidence of reducing racial inequalities and that the government may therefore be failing to comply with its responsibilities as a signatory to the UN treaty, the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

In response, the UK government under Prime Minister Theresa May needs to take responsibility for making Britain a more racially-equal society, by implementing a wide-ranging race equality strategy and by transposing the UN Convention (in full) into UK law.

Race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust compiled the 83-page report, which is published a day before CERD takes evidence from non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in Geneva. The submission to the UN calls on the UK Government to take action on institutional and individual racism, which is in the public eye following an upsurge in racism after Brexit.

Dr Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust who is giving evidence to CERD in Geneva, called on Theresa May to coordinate efforts on race equality following her remarks on the steps of Downing Street condemning discrimination. NGOs call on the UK Government to:

Adopt a race equality strategy to tackle long-standing inequalities in UK society, across criminal justice, education, employment, health, housing and political participation,

This strategy should include what the UN calls ‘specific measures’ for ‘vulnerable groups’ such as Black people in the criminal justice system and labour market and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups in education and health.

Establish an independent review of the Prevent duty to address the possible conflict with equality and human rights laws, providing a clear definition of extremism’ to end the disproportionate targeting of Muslim school children;

Dr Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust, said: “Our review of the state of race equality in Britain shows there are many areas of persistent and widespread inequality that require urgent action driven by political will at the top of Government. As we seek to develop new trade relationships the UK needs to demonstrate it has its act in order on tackling racism or risk international embarrassment.”

“In this post-Brexit world we must safeguard the rights of BME citizens by fully incorporating the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination into British law. We therefore call on Theresa May to lead from the front and drive through the changes needed to make Britain more racially equal.”

Read the full press release: Press Release CERD 2016 final.

Read the report.

 

 

Autumn round of Chalkhill Community Trust funding closes on 19th August!

The latest round of funding from Chalkhill Community Trust Fund has now opened and the application window will close on 19th Aug.

Chalkhill Community Trust Fund

The Chalkhill Community Trust Fund (CCTF) is an active independent grant making charity which aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of residents of Chalkhill Estate and surrounding areas in Brent. It has a fund of around £1.4m and is governed by a Trustee Board which meets quarterly.

For full details of activities the fund aims to support and future application deadlines please see the Chalkhill Community Trust Fund page.

9th August North London Jobs Fair N9

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Steps to Success Jobs – Fair 9th August

Come along to our Jobs Fair Tuesday 9 August 2016

11am-3pm Green Towers Commuity Centre, London N9 0BT

Do you want help finding the right job?

  • Want to find out about apprenticeships?
  • Want to develop your skills?
  • Thinking of retraining?

Looking for FREE advice and support?

Positions available in:

  • Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Finance & banking
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Security
  • Digital marketing
  • Healthcare
  • plus many more!

Live Construction & Logistics apprenticeship opportunities:

  • Labourers
  • Customer service
  • Vehicle banksmen
  • Traffic marshall
  • Site manager
  • Assistance site manager
  • Driver’s mate
  • Business administration

 

To book an appointment please contact

Mike Lopez, Employment Advisor, 07972 007413 mike.lopez@olmec-ec.org.uk

Kumba Jobe, Employment Advisor, 07715 069874 kumba.jobe@olmec-ec.org.uk

John Mayford, Chief Executive, 0207 688 8019 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

In partnership with

  • Metropolitan
  • Arhag Housing Association
  • Enfield Council

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@stmartinsjobs

@canalsidejobs

@olmecempcomm

www.olmec-ec.org.uk