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Community Learning Development Worker

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
16/05/2019
Advert End Date:
06/06/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,785 to 31,371 (pro-rata to hours worked)
Hours per week:
18.5 hours
Job Category:
Education/Learning/Skills
Vacancy ID:
105260
Employment Location:
Brimsham Green School, Yate, Bristol.
Post Number:
SGC1240/919/SS

Job details 

Closing date:
6 Jun


Further information

Community Learning Development Worker

Summary of Post

Working as part of a team and closely with a local community you will carry out community learning development work. This includes planning, facilitating and overseeing delivery of community learning in targeted communities. In addition you will link with partners to create opportunities and facilitate improved access and progression for adult learners in line with agreed plans, targets, standards and allocated resources.

If you have the necessary skills and drive to help participants progress in work and in life, then we want to hear from you.

This post is part time, 18.5 hours per week and a limited term contract of one year starting 1 August 2019.

Interview date: 19th June 2019

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To lead the identification, development and delivery of creative learning activities to engage learners in priority communities by building learner interest, motivation and commitment.

To build positive and effective working relationships with a range of intermediary organisations, statutory and non-statutory organisations and community-learning providers to ensure their participation in the identification, engagement, referral, progression and tracking of learners.

To deliver or help procure learning opportunities that meet the needs of priority communities by working with and on behalf of learner groups and community-based learning providers.

To contribute to the local planning of community learning by identifying needs and acting as advocates on behalf of priority communities.

To contribute to the planning of learning activities by sharing information on community profiles, community learning audits, national and local research and evaluations, examples of good practice, learner and partner case studies.

To assist in building the capacity of the voluntary and community sector to contribute to community learning through good partnership working with local community and voluntary groups and other relevant organisations.

To contribute to the effective management of community learning and the achievement of agreed standards and targets by implementing data gathering, monitoring, reporting and quality procedures.

To implement and monitor all engagement activities and sub-contracting and procurement arrangements in line with Council regulations and agreed budgets and targets.

To teach on some learning activities, as and when required.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential

The post holder must possess a Level 3/4 qualification

The post holder must possess a teaching qualification relevant to teaching adults.

Considerable post qualification experience in adult or further education teaching, community development work, information, advice and guidance, Organising learning opportunities in a variety of contexts

Networking and interpersonal skills to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships at all levels with employers, community organisations, other staff and learners.

Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people through both verbal and written means

Ability to supervise and support the work of adult learning tutors and/or volunteers in a relevant area of work

Ability to make effective decisions to organise work to agreed deadlines either as a member of a team or working alone.

Project management skills

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.

Desirable

A Level 4 Skills for Life or equivalent qualification and the competency to administer SfL initial assessments is also desirable.

Internal Verification experience.

Additional Information

For further information please contact Jane Thomas or Teresa Howell (Community Learning Team Leaders ) on 01454 864687 or 01454 864619 or via Email: jane.thomas2@southglos.gov.uk or teresa.howell@southglos.gov.uk.

This post is part time, 18.5 hours per week and a limited term contract of one year starting 1 August 2019.

The core team currently consists of 3 other Community Learning Development Workers and a team of 3 administrators. Working together with our team of 30 part-time tutors and volunteers you will have the opportunity to development learning opportunities that can develop residents and empower them to take on new challenges and opportunities.

The service is delivered through a consortium with Bristol City and North Somerset Councils and is currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

DBS

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check. The contact details are:

Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle

The nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £28,785 to 31,371 (pro-rata to hours worked)

Hours: 18.5 hours

Closing Date: 6 June 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC1240/919/SS

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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