Luton Roma Trust
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Finance: Salaried
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Administration, Children & Youth, Social Action
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Closes: 7 May 2018
Related files: Application Form

Project Worker (Part time)

Luton Roma Trust

In the midst of multicultural Luton is a vibrant Roma community estimated to be over 2,000 in size.  For some years Luton Roma Trust has been reaching out to these economic migrants, who have come from Romania in recent years.  Since our charity began in 2015 we have had contact with over 800 clients as we seek to help them build a new life in the UK.  Our interventions are holistic, covering every area of life. Our partnerships with local schools aim at enhancing the educational experience of the Roma children. A flourishing music project builds on the latent talent of the Roma.  We are now looking for two Project Workers to join our team. They will work face to face with our Roma families – meeting them at their point of need - helping them step by step to build a new life in the UK. 


Experience and Skills

Our part-time Project Worker…

  • will be fluent in written and spoken English, and Romanian (and/or Romani).
  • Will have basic computing skills.
  • will support the Christian ethos of Luton Roma Trust.
  • will have a heart for the Roma people and an understanding of their history and culture.
  • will be a team player.

Pay and Conditions

  • Our part-time PROJECT WORKER will work 17 and a half hours a week. The work will take place in Luton on three days of the week (between Monday-Friday) between 9.30am and 4.00pm as agreed with the line manager, the chair of the Trustees.
  • The annual salary is £10,000 (NI is paid by Luton Roma Trust and 4% towards pension).
  • Holidays – 20 days a year – as agreed with the line manager.
  • Reasonable expenses will be paid.


As directed by their line manager, the Project Worker will…

  • play an active role in our weekly team meetings.
  • attend weekly line-management meetings.
  • work holistically with our Roma and Romanian clients and families, helping them to build a new life in the UK.
  • act as a mediator-translator when required.
  • work in partnership with other agencies in Luton, helping our clients to access welfare, accommodation, employment, health care, education etc.
  • play an active role in Luton Roma Trust’s programmes for long term community transformation – education, music, etc.
  • promote a deeper understanding of Roma culture and history through presentations in schools, the NHS, Luton Borough Council, and other statutory bodies.
  • deepen our existing partnerships with other agencies and networks working with the Roma in the UK and Europe.
  • perform any other duties commensurate with the needs of the role of Project Worker.

Structure of Luton Roma Trust







Application Process

  • Apply to Martin Burrell, Chair of Trustees:
  • If you wish to discuss the post with Martin please text him on 07791536713. He will then call you back at a convenient time.
  • An application form will be sent to you to complete.
  • Please enclose your CV.
  • Please provide the names of two referees.  Please let them know that we may contact them.   
  • Closing date for applications:  Monday 7 May 2018
  • Interviews will be held at 5 Woodbury Hill, Luton LU2 7JP    
  • The successful applicant will start work as soon as possible.  The contract will be for one year.  Funding is being sought to fund the post for further years.   
  • Any offer of employment is dependent on receipt of satisfactory references and any other statutory checks including DBS.
  • To find out more about Luton Roma Trust please have a look at our website   where you will find information about our trustees, history, values, projects, team members, case studies, partnerships, donations etc.

Luton Roma Trust

Our aim is to help the local Roma community, who have migrated to the UK in recent years, to rebuild their lives in our town.
5 Woodbury Hill