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Travelling Ahead are recruiting!


Please circulate this information to your networks – thank you! Apologies if you receive this more than once……


Travelling Ahead are developing a Wales-wide Advice and Advocacy Service to empower Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities (children, young people and adults) across Wales to access their rights, address inequalities and tackle discrimination and we are looking for suitably experienced people to join the team.


1 x Engagement Officer (West Wales) 22 hours per week


1 x Engagement Officer (North Wales) 30 hours per week


Salary £23,998 - £27,668 pro rata


Closing date 7th June


Interview dates 13th June (West Wales) and 22nd June (North Wales)


Download the bilingual advert here  and the Job Description in English and in Welsh


Application pack from  email: or telephone: 029 2039 6974.


For an informal discussion please contact Trudy Aspinwall, Team Manager on 077 88 412 60





Closing date: 11 May 2017

Location: London

Type: (paid) internship

Duration: 7 months

Project/Programme:                   Europe and Central Asia Regional Office – EU/Balkans Team

Title:                                             Intern – Roma rights

Salary:                                          £18,819 Pro Rata


Overview of Assignment and Team

This internship will provide you with a unique opportunity to participate in research and the development and implementation of campaigning initiatives as part of our work on the human rights of Roma people in Europe. Necessary, day-to-day training and mentorship will be provided and you may also have an opportunity to participate in other relevant training.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Support Amnesty International’s campaigning and research on discrimination against Roma in Europe – bringing your deep understanding around issues facing Romani communities in Europe. The main focus will be on the right to health – with a particular interest in Romani women, but work on other issues (rights to housing, education and protection from hate crimes) is also envisaged.
Assist with the development and implementation of advocacy and campaigning strategies, including by identifying campaigning opportunities and innovative campaigning tools and offer logistical support to organise events and actions.
Assist with research and analysis, including, among others, press monitoring, information-gathering through desk research and support with developing and maintaining contact with individuals and partners in and outside the organization.
Support reactive work through gathering and verifying relevant information, liaising with Amnesty International Sections and partners and drafting communications as necessary.
Draft and contribute to materials aimed for varied audiences for internal and/or external use and help disseminate the outputs as necessary across diverse channels.
Carry out administrative tasks in-line with the organization’s self-servicing policy and maintain an effective information management system by, among others, creating and updating electronic contact lists, filing and archiving information in relevant databases.
Attend regular project/programme and organizational meetings that will take place during the internship and participate in relevant training as set out by the team. 


Additional Opportunities:

The internship is aimed at offering opportunities to the successful candidate to deepen their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas including human rights campaigning, communications and research.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further develop their skills and learn more about research methodology.
The intern will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the key principles of strategic campaigning and using social media and other digital tools for campaigning.


Outcome: At the end of the placement what:

Firstly, you will have provided the team with substantial assistance in the development of campaigning, communications and research in our work on the human rights of Roma.

Secondly, you will have supported Amnesty International to start new areas of work on the right to health and will have identified ways to involve Roma communities and activists in our campaigns.

Finally, you will have received training and mentoring and will gain significant knowledge about the work of the Europe and Central Asia Regional office and the organization as a whole and you will have developed your research, campaigning and communications experience. 



Excellent spoken and written English and ability to communicate with a broad variety of people both internal and external to Amnesty International.
Excellent knowledge of at least one more language spoken by Romani communities in the region is essential. Knowledge of Romani language is an asset.
Demonstrated commitment to human rights and knowledge of key concerns in relation to discrimination of Roma in Europe.
Lived experience of issues facing Roma in Europe and experience working closely with Romani communities. 
Experience writing different types of materials for a variety of audiences and an understanding of main principles of tailoring materials to targets as necessary.
Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed.
Good organizational skills, ability to multi-task and high attention to details.
Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams.
Familiarity with computer word processing, databases, internet.
Commitment to working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment.
Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with Amnesty International’s guidelines on self-servicing;



Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’.




Catrinel Motoc
Campaigner - Europe and Central Asia Regional Office 
International Secretariat - Amnesty International

1 Easton Street, London, WC1X0DW, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 207 413 5681

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7956 1157

Twitter: @Catrinel84

Friends Families and Travellers are looking for a young female actor to play the title role of Crystal in their acclaimed production of ‘Crystal’s Vardo’.


Rehearsals will take place in Brighton during May and early June followed by a tour in June/early July for Gypsy Roma Traveller history month. Expenses will be paid for rehearsal and a fee and subsistence for each performance.


This is a challenging and fantastic opportunity. Commitment and enthusiasm essential!


Please send a cv or letter and photo to Suzanna King or ring 07825 003072 for more information.




Thames Valley Police are OPEN for Police Constable Recruitment.


The role of Police Officer is like no other. It can be tough and unpredictable at times but it can also be extremely rewarding and no two days are ever the same. You will work towards making life safer and more secure for those living within your local community.


You will be fully trained to protect the public, provide a reassuring presence in the community, support victims of crime and investigate complex offences using a mixture of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods.


Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities. To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues. If this is you, we want you to apply to join us.



Eligibility Criteria

Amongst other criteria, candidates must meet the following:

  • Be aged 18 years of age or older.
  • Be either a British Citizen or be residing in the UK free of restrictions.
  • Have a full manual British/EU driving licence.
  • Have two A Levels graded A-E (Pass), or equivalent, or higher.
  • Have obtained a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) or be willing to obtain this by 20 June 2017.
  • Live within twenty crow miles of two of our main police stations. Consideration might be given to those living up to 30 crow miles of two of our main police stations with priority given to those who can be posted to work in Oxford, Slough or Reading. Applicants are reminded that a degree of flexibility is expected in terms of postings.


What We Offer (correct as at 01 February 2017)

  • On successfully completing all aspects of the recruitment process your starting salary will be £22,896 (plus £2,000 South East allowance).
  • Annual leave of 22 days increasing with length of service.
  • Training and development opportunities throughout your career with potential to work in specialist departments or apply for promotion.
  • Access to a range of services and support networks – Police Federation, Police Mutual, Central Sports & Social Club, Thames Valley Gay Police Association, Thames Valley Police SAME (Support Association for Minority Ethnic staff), Women’s Network and others.


To join Thames Valley Police as a Police Officer, the first stage of the recruitment process is to attend an eligibility event. You will have a confidential one to one appointment with a member of People Services for approximately 30 minutes where they will check your documents and assess whether you are eligible to apply. These slots will be running at both Thames Valley Police HQ North (Kidlington, Oxfordshire) and our Force Training Centre (Sulhamstead, Berkshire).



We are running events on the following dates:




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For an appointment at either Kidlington or Sulhamstead please email with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact telephone number
  • Your highest qualification(s)
  • The postcode of your home address
  • Three dates you could attend a meeting and whether you would like a morning, afternoon or evening slot.

Emails will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm a time and advise what you need to bring with you. Any emails received with missing information will be returned and therefore cause delay in your booking.

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