Researcher – Prison Safe
DEADLINE : 24TH OF MARCH
The aim of this project is to provide current and useful training to correctional staff regarding the safe and respectful management of LGBTIQ+ offenders. Relying on a best practices approach, this training will enable correctional staff to make better informed decisions about the safety, security, treatment and care of LGBTIQ+ offenders by providing academic, cultural and legal perspectives of the issues that make this group unique.
The OBJECTIVES of Prison Safe are:
To train prison staff to:
- to implement specific procedures in cases of sexual assault,
- to detect signs of fear and distress among LGBTIQ+ prisoners,
- to ensure that they receive immediate protection and assistance where necessary,
- to listen to the concerns and complaints by members of such groups and be instructed to take these complaints seriously,
- to detect signs of suicidal tendencies and refer such prisoners to psychological support services as necessary.
Overall Purpose of the Job:
The successful candidate will greatly contribute in management and coordination of Work Package 2: Prison Safe Curriculum Development, contribute in the preparation of the Prison Safe Curriculum as well as in the design and development of trainings which form part of Work Package 4, and contribute in all Work Packages EUC is involved in.
- Postgraduate degree in relevant area (preferably Humanities/Social Sciences/Gender Studies)
- Knowledge of gender/sexuality theory and issues concerning LGBTQI+ rights, is essential
- Experience in training adults
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Experience of research governance and research ethics procedures
- Experience in project management and previous participation in funded European projects, preferably in the same field
- Proven ability to use initiative to efficiently plan, optimise and progress project
and communicate findings
- Excellent IT skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with
colleagues at all levels
- Excellent written and spoken English and Greek
- Team working abilities
- Previous experience working in projects concerning LGBTQI+ issues and/or prisons will be considered an advantage.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Coordinator, who will be directly responsible for the day-to-day management leads and will ensure that all milestones and deliverables are met on time and to target.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in an EU funded project in a thriving research environment.
Please submit your CV and cover letter to R.Office@euc.ac.cy by the 24th of March.