The role of the IPR@50 Co-ordinator is to deliver a number of events and activities in Islington that recognise the IPR’s work over the last 50 years; Islington People’s Rights (IPR) was established in 1969. Based on this work, the Co-ordinator will need to ensure that a legacy of materials and relationships are developed that can be used by the organisation in the future.
The IPR@50 Co-ordinator will work closely with and be supervised by the Chief Executive and will report to the IPR@50 Working Group, made up of trustees, staff and others. The Working Group will develop and approve the 2019/20 programme of events and activities but the Co-ordinator will be expected to input ideas and ensure that practical project management matters are brought to their attention. It is expected that there will be a wide range of individuals and groups to engage with during the year requiring strong communications skills. We are looking for a candidate with event management experience to ensure that the variety of activities happening in parallel are all delivered to a high standard. One of the main events for which specialist skills are required is the development, curation and delivery of an exhibition at Islington Museum in November and December 2019.
The candidate must therefore have experience of having successfully project managed a similar task. Another area in which experience is required is using social media. A strong communications and outreach plan is envisaged for the year and the candidate must be proficient with digital communications.
The IPR Chief Executive and IPR staff will be available to support the Co-ordinator although the candidate will need to show initiative and be able to work unsupervised.
Part-time role. 1 year fixed term contract, average 1 day a week, additional days as required when events are being held. Some attendance at events and meetings outside normal working hours. The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly as part of a team. The workload will vary across the year.
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Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 5th April 2019.
Islington People’s Rights (IPR) is seeking to recruit additional trustees for its board, to take responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of this dynamic organisation, committed to reducing poverty. Specific areas of expertise required include: financial management, business planning, fundraising and HR/Personnel. We will however welcome people with the enthusiasm to work with and learn the necessary skills to be an effective part of the board of trustees. Trustees would join the board of the registered charity, and also be directors of the company limited by guarantee, and act as the Management Committee of the organisation.
IPR is a well-established independent advice agency, providing targeted specialist welfare benefits and debt advice. It was set up in 1969, and has a strong track record of supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society. IPR is proud of its current services that focus on those with mental health issues, disabilities, drug and alcohol problems; as well as carers, ex-offenders and those linked to certain Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities. It has small experienced staff team, primarily made up of specialist caseworkers. IPR has funding from Islington Council confirmed to March 2020, and is financially secure, and is looking to build on this. More information on the IPR website at www.ipradvice.org.uk including our latest Annual Review.
We have 10 trustees currently, and board meetings are held quarterly at the IPR Offices in Holloway, based in the Manor Gardens Centre. They start at 6.30pm and last around 2 hours. There are also 3 sub-committees, covering HR, Finance and Fundraising that also meet quarterly, and occasional working groups, plus other events that IPR is involved with, that trustees can get involved with. There is an AwayDay once a year, and the Annual General Meeting in November. The role of a trustee at IPR is not onerous in terms of time commitment.
If you are interested in joining the IPR Board of Trustees contact the Chief Executive, by emailing your details to