The Rural Media Charity has secured 3-year funding to January 2020 from The Big Lottery Fund to continue and develop Travellers’ Times. The Travellers’ Times magazine and website are the only national media for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT), and for agencies which work with theses communities. Rural Media now offers the following opportunities for talented and motivated individuals to join the team behind this highly regarded and authoritative UK-wide print and online publication.

Project Manager (22.5 hours per week). We are looking to appoint a dynamic, multi-skilled and experienced Project Manager to oversee the project, co-ordinate the TT editorial and production teams and maintain partnerships with Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) organisations and other stakeholders within the UK. Knowledge and understanding of GRT communities and diversity issues essential. The post will be based in our offices in Hereford.

Please see below for contact details to request a Job Description and Application Form Salary scale: NJC scale SO2 pt 32-34 £27,924 – £29,558 per annum (pro rata)

Youth Engagement & Editorial Assistant. (37.5 hours per week). An enthusiastic and pro-active youth / education worker to engage young GRT’s (11-24 year olds) through a bespoke on-line activity and support programme and identify and mentor contributors to create content for the website and magazine and provide admin support to the rest of the project team. Knowledge of the GRT community essential. The post will be based at our offices in Hereford.

Please see below for contact details and to request a Job Description and Application Form. Salary: NJC scale 6 pt 26 - 28 £22,937 - £24,472 per annum.

Closing Date for all positions: Monday 6th February 12:00pm

For job description and application form for either position please email or telephone 01432 344039. CVs will not be accepted. 


Partnerships and Innovation Development Worker (Contract or Freelance)
London Gypsy and Traveller Unit


Salary £28,000 pro-rata Part-time (3.5 days a week)
Location Hackney, London, Greater London
Job Type Contract
Category Fundraising , Business Development
Sectors : Human Rights

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Thames Valley Police are OPEN for the role of Police Constable.


The role of Police Officer is like no other. It can be tough and unpredictable at times but it can also be extremely rewarding, 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.

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-C, or equivalent, or higher. (Click the following link to access the A Level Equivalency Table)
• Have obtained a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) or be willing to obtain this by 03 March 2017.
• Live within thirty crow miles of two of our main police stations but one of the stations MUST be within 20 crow miles. Applicants are reminded that they are applying for the role of Police Officer within Thames Valley and a degree of flexibility is expected in terms of postings.

What We Offer (correct as at 01 November 2016)
• 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.
• Police pension scheme
• Training and development opportunities throughout your career.
• Opportunities to apply for promotion or specialist departments once out of probation.
• Employee Assistance Programme – a confidential service supporting employees through health and wellbeing issues.
• 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 many others.
• Employee benefit schemes including Childcare Vouchers for children up to 16 years.

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.

To join Thames Valley Police as a Police Officer, the first stage of the recruitment process is to attend an eligibility event.  The last eligibility event is taking place on 28th November and the advert will close on 1st December 2016.   These events are limited and, once all time slots are taken, registration will close. As such, please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

During your event slot, which will last approximately twenty minutes, you will have a confidential one to one appointment with a member of People Services. They will check all the documents you bring to assess whether you are eligible to apply. This also provides you with a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the recruitment process or the initial Foundation Learning training period. These slots will be running at both Thames Valley Police HQ North (Kidlington, Oxfordshire) and our Training Centre (Sulhamstead, Berkshire). There are various dates available in November 2016.
For an appointment at either Kidlington or Sulhamstead please ring 08452 66 66 77 (Option 2) and we will run through the event dates and times available with you. Our phone lines are staffed between 08:30-17:00, if you ring outside of these times then please leave your contact details on our voicemail and we will call you back.  Please quote ‘Black History Month’ when you call.

We also have job opportunities for Police Staff, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s), Volunteers including Special Constable, Cadets and staff volunteering roles.

For more information about the jobs available at Thames Valley Police and click on ‘Join Us’ or to register for Job Alerts, please visit us at:

Travellers Officer
Salary range:
£31,635 - £37,629
Contract type:
Work pattern:
Full Time
Closing date:
Reference number:
The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to take the Council’s Gypsy and Travellers Service to the next level. The role involves the day to day liaison with residents to ensure that they can access and receive the services they need. It also includes the development of a range of procedures and processes that will contribute the adoption of a multi-annual Gypsy and Travellers strategy. While knowledge of and experience working with Gypsies and Travellers would be desirable, what we are looking for is someone with the commitment and personal qualities to nurture relationships, ensure good record keeping and has the vision and ability to help establish a service of national excellence. 

The Travellers Officer will be part of a small team of two officers delivering the Travellers Service supported by the Programmes and Service Development Manager. The officer will be required to: 

Provide a visible and approachable presence on Southwark’s Travellers sites. Providing advice and support to support residents of Southwark’s traveller’s sites on license conditions, health and safety, income management and access to wider council or other services. 

To work with the Southwark Travellers Action Group, colleagues from across the council and external agencies and stakeholders to improve services, resolve issues and ensure that all decisions are compliant with current statutory regulations and legislation. 

Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice in relation to Gypsies and Travellers and have a detailed understanding of procedures and systems, keeping abreast of all new and proposed legislation, Government initiatives and council policy and strategies relevant to the division. 

Develop policies and procedures to accommodate these changes in legislation, Government and council initiatives and provide support in their implementation. 

Initiate, develop and review inter-agency protocols as they relate to Travellers services, working with senior stakeholders across agencies as required, using influencing skills to deliver in a matrix management environment.

Recruitment timetable
Closing date: 21/10/2016(Midday) 
Interview/Testing: 31/10/2016


We are currently recruiting a new intern who will be based at our office in Brighton, and be able to attend relevant events in the South East. The post is for 14 or 16 hours per week.

As an intern you will have the opportunity to:

* Develop new or existing skills after discussion with your mentor.

* Develop FFT’s work to improve young people’s voices both within and outside the organisation.

Details can be found in the application pack which can be downloaded below, or sent out to you.

Please phone 01273 234803 to find out more.

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