We have 1 new post that we’re recruiting for. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
Love to Learn’s Learning Mentor Project Coordinator
£32,000 (pro rata); permanent contract; 21 hours/week; Battersea, Wandsworth, London
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with young people from refugee backgrounds and about education. You will have a background in education in the UK (for example, as a teacher or TA) and experience of working as a volunteer or managing volunteers – ideally with refugees.
You will lead our successful and well-established Learning Mentor project, with three part-time staff and currently 70 volunteer mentors and mentees. Learning Mentors are carefully matched with a refugee young person who will benefit from regular one-to-one support in their home with homework and study skills. Volunteer Learning Mentors receive training and then visit their mentee for an hour a week. The staff team make the matches, support the mentors and monitor the progress of each mentor and mentee relationship. The results are extremely rewarding and the project enables children and young people to grow in confidence and achieve their potential. The position has recently received funding for three years.
Since 2004, our Love to Learn education team, of 8 part-time staff and over 100 volunteers, have supported children and young people from refugee backgrounds and their families in Battersea and the Borough of Wandsworth. Through the three programmes of mentoring, advocacy and homework club we provide the individual support each young person needs to overcome the disadvantages they face with regards to their education.
Please download the job application pack for all the details and application form here: KLS Learning Mentor Project Coordinator – Job Application Pack – March18
Please email your completed application form to Bobbi O’Neill ([email protected]) by 9.00am on Thursday 19th April 2018 (closing date).
Interviews will be held on Friday 27th April 2018.
For further information about the post please contact Fleur Anderson, KLS Head of Community Services on 020 7223 2845 and [email protected]
We have the following volunteer positions available at KLS. Do get in touch!
Learning Mentor Programme Administrator (Volunteer)
Love to Learn’s programme of matching learning mentor’s with young people from refugee backgrounds is growing and we really need someone to help with the administration. If you love being organised and want to help transform young people’s lives with an office-based role, then do get in touch. Our systems are all in place, and it’s a very rewarding job, and we’d love to welcome you to the team.
Commitment: 4 hours a week, based in KLS’ Love to Learn team, Battersea
Contact: Vanessa Rodnight, [email protected] and 020 7585 0339
Love to Learn volunteers – calling all men!! (Volunteer)
Our Love to Learn team provides support and advocacy enabling young refugees to access educational rights and opportunities, enjoy learning, and have the confidence and aspiration to fulfil their potential.
We support a lot of young men and have a shortage of adult men from refugee backgrounds to support them. Our current volunteers tell us that they find the work very rewarding, and get back as much as they give. We offer full induction, training and supervision. Whenever possible, we will cover your basic costs (although this is subject to funding). Volunteers add loads of value to our work and allow us to work with more families and stretch our resources as far as we possibly can.
Love to learn currently has three volunteering programmes: 1. Learning Mentors, 2. Wednesday and Thursday Homework Club Helpers and 3. Casework Volunteers. For more information on each, and to download application forms, please click on the relevant link.
Commitment: attend three training sessions, one hour a week (mentors), two hours a week (homework club) for at least six months. The next training sessions are in June and September.
Why work for KLS?
- At Katherine Low Settlement we’re all about tackling poverty and building stronger communities.
- All of our staff are committed to providing the best possible service with our local communities in South London.
- We’re a dynamic team who work hard and have some serious fun along the way.
- Our employment policies are designed to support staff to enable them to do this.
- Our work force is diverse. Working together, we bring the experience, skill and insight that enable us to deliver effectively and creatively across all our projects.
- Some of the positions we recruit for will require Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously CRB checks) in line with our safeguarding policy.
Volunteer for us
If you’d like to volunteer with us then please do get in touch on 020 7223 2845 and [email protected]