BAKC is recruiting for a Development Worker

Following a Big Lottery three year development grant to the organization, we are recruiting for a Development Worker. We welcome job share applications. The deadline for completed applications is the 27th September 2017, and the interviews will be on Friday 29th September. If you are interested, please write to Caroline ffrench Blake at for the application form. All applications to be made online.

Job Description


Development Worker (job share applications welcomed)

The aim of the post is to implement our new development project ‘2020 Vision’


Essential for this post:

Extensive knowledge of the Albanian speaking community in London, and experience of working closely with it.

Knowledge and experience of working in project development.



The organisation is currently located in offices near to Swiss Cottage Underground Station, but will be moving into Islington or another central London location as soon as premises can be found.


The Role of the Organisation

The organisation was established in 1998 as Albanian Youth Action. In 2006 it entered a new phase as British Albanian Kosovar Council.

The organisation is committed to delivering the following services:


  1. Support to refugee families and delivery of targeted family support projects
  2. Youth work including sport, arts and cultural projects in schools



The post is funded by the Big Lottery until October 2020. The post has a salary of £33,477 per annum. If a job share is arranged the salary will be split between the two post holders.


Management Responsibility

The Development Worker will be part of a small staff team and will be responsible to the CEO.


Principal Duties

  1. To develop the Organisation, and programs in response to identified needs within a strategic approach over a three year period.
  2. Develop and run a variety of youth programmes.
  3. To follow sound systems for the smooth running of the organisation including internal and external policies such as : Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, sessional staff and volunteer supervision and support.
  4. Recruit, co-ordinate and support volunteers.
  5. To manage systems to ensure the smooth running of the office, and work with the finance officer to manage invoices and receipts.
  6. To liaise with the CEO to arrange regular office events such as Management Committee meetings, away days etc.
  7. To hold and attend regular planning and development meetings.
  8. recruiting, supporting and managing sessional staff.
  9. To develop and maintain a database of the community.


  1. To be responsible for updating information on the website and Facebook as necessary.
  2. To produce information and other materials through word-processing or desktop publishing.
  3. To deal with enquiries and correspondence.
  4. To follow established systems of monitoring and evaluation on a regular basis.


IT and Equipment Maintenance

  1. To liaise with external IT support staff.
  2. To maintain an up-to-date inventory of office equipment, software and licences.
  3. To maintain all stationery supplies and equipment as necessary.





Person Specification





  1. Fluent written and spoken Albanian and English
  2. Experience of working in a caring profession
  3. Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, databases and spreadsheets
  4. Excellent organisational skills
  5. Ability to manage a demanding work schedule
  6. Flexible approach and willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  7. Capable of maintaining confidential information
  8. Familiarity and sympathy with the problems of refugee and asylum seekong communities in the UK
  9. Commitment to equal opportunities
  10. Willingness to undertake training, and an enhanced DBS check
  11. Experience of recruiting and supervising sessional staff and volunteers
  12. Commitment to working in the voluntary sector
  13. Extensive knowledge of the Albanian speaking community in London, and experience of working closely with it
  1. Knowledge and experience of working in project development
  2. Knowledge and experience of community research
  3. Knowledge and experience of the media eg radio, film etc



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