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  • 200a Pentonville Road London N1 9JP


CSO is once again expanding its capacity building effort for the benefit of CSO Members and the UK Somali Community. This is in response to new funding from Trust for London under Wave 3 of LCRF and also the National Lottery.

  1. As part of the LCRF Wave 3-Trust for London is funding CSO to raise the voice of the Somali Community, we are now recruiting a Communications & Information Analyst to assist 30 London based CSO Members with developing their Communications Strategies.
  2. CSO is also recruiting for Freelance Bid Writing Associates for its Panel of Approved Bid Writers. This Panel will work to secure and support CSO members funding applications. The National Lottery is funding 135 days of bid support for CSO Members.



Job Title:​ Communication & Information Analyst

Responsible to:​ Director of CSO

Responsible for: Development of CSO’s members Comms Strategies.

Salary Scale:  £30,000 Paid pro rata at 22.5 Hours a week (F/t Equivalent 37.5 Hours) plus 5% pension contribution and home working expenses.

Hours:​ 22.5 hours a week over 3 days.

Location:​ Based at CSO’s Office or at Home as agreed.

Term of Contract​: 6 months initially renewable subject to further funding.

Probation Period:​ 3 months.




Job Title:​ Bid Writing Associate (Freelance)

Responsible to:​ Director of CSO

Responsible for:​ Assisting CSO Members with Funding applications

Salary Scale:​ £300 per day fee for 7 hours.

Hours:​ 30 hours a week over 4 days.

Location:​ Based at Home.

Type of Contract​:  Consultancy/Temporary Freelance & Self Employed, Part time, Home Based

Reporting to:​ Membership Coordinator