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Project Administration Officer Role: Open for applications

Project Administration Officer at Olmec: Role open for applications

Vacancy:              Project Admin Officer
Location:             Virtual & Flexible (our registered office is in Stratford, East London)
Salary:                  £22,000 – 27,000 depending on experience
Duration:            Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 with extension subject to funding

Hours:                  Full time, 35 hours per week
Closing date:   12 midnight, Friday 14th March 2021
Interviews:       Monday 22nd March 2021


Project Officer

Olmec is looking to recruit a Project Administration Officer to join our dynamic team in the delivery of Black on Board, Rise into Employment, and other training courses. Applicants will enjoy being part of a small team and will be used to working within diverse communities. We are a flexible employer and welcome job share applications.


About Olmec

Olmec has a proven track record of delivering on our mission of race equality by supporting people into sustainable employment, into board positions and providing business support to social enterprises. Olmec has been working to promote race equality through economic and social justice since 2003. We were founded to respond to the needs of people living in challenging neighbourhoods, focusing on empowering people experiencing levels of deprivation.


Our principal activities are:

  • Community leadership programmes such as Black on Board that offer a pathway into governance positions.
  • Supporting social housing residents into work through innovative employment training, job brokerage and coaching programmes.
  • Developing the capacity and sustainability of social enterprises through business support.
  • Supporting the race equality sector.
  • Bespoke consultancy
  • Developing avenues to act as a catalyst for social change.


How to apply

You will need to send the following via email to john.mayford@olmec–ec.org.uk

  1. Your CV
  2. A supporting statement of no more than 2 pages explaining a) how your experiences and values align with our work and b) what problems are associated with online training using Zoom or Teams.


Further information and contact details:
C E O, John Mayford
Mobile: 07872 507 489
Website: http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/

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Our Covid 19 response

Olmec has been operating a paper free, home and remote access model for 2 years. All of our programmes have been designed to be conducted remotely without losing any quality or the ability for attendees to interact, collaborate and build a peer community. 

Our experience over the 2 years is that the outputs ratio of 75% of people prepared for promotion and into boards is unaffected. The same is true with First Steps in Social Enterprise online, which we have delivered to 50 participants since 2018.

We use video conferencing apps such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Which can be used for interviews, meetings, supervision, or webinars. The higher functionalities enable us to recreate the classroom and deliver with the ability to use breakout rooms for pair work and group work. 

FFI contact John Mayford FRSA 07872 507489 john.mayford@olmec-ec.org.uk

Race Equality through economic and social justice