Job vacancy: Coordinator – Learning Mentor programme for young refugees
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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 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.
The job will be based at our offices in the Katherine Low Settlement (KLS) in Battersea. Feel free to call Community Services Manager Fleur Anderson on 020 7223 2845 and firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat to find out more.
To apply, please download the application pack here. Complete the application form and send it to email@example.com and/or Bobbi-Rosanna O’Neil, Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3HP.
Closing Date for Applications: 19th April 2018, 9.00am
Interview Date: 27th April 2018