LOVE TO LEARN works with young people from new communities and their families to increase opportunities and rights to learning; confidence; wellbeing and aspiration.
We have been working with refugee communities in and around Wandsworth since 2004, when the project was set up by the Katherine Low Settlement. Today we provide a range of services for 200+ children, young people and their families including befriending and mentoring support, advocacy and casework, a homework club, trips and activities.
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 with a background in education (for example, as a teacher, mentor, TA, youth worker) and a passion for supporting the education of young people from refugee backgrounds. 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 renewed funding for three years.
Our Love to Learn team provides a range of high-quality education services for 200+ children, young people and their families including befriending and mentoring support, advocacy and casework, a homework club, trips and activities. You should have have passion about social justice, education and championing the value of families from refugee communities.