Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help homeless people to transform their lives. We measure our success and can demonstrate tangible results and value for money.
About the role
Crisis is recruiting for a D.I.Y and Skilled Trades Tutor to develop and deliver an engaging and varied programme for members across Birmingham. This is a great opportunity that will give the post holder the chance to deliver activities in your specialist area as well as planning and overseeing the delivery of high-quality programmes that will support members to leave homelessness for good.
You will be responsible for developing a diverse programme to include technical skills to support homeless and vulnerably housed people to develop their confidence, self-esteem and inter-personal skills.
To succeed, you will have a formal qualification and demonstrable experience of at least one of the following (but not exclusive) areas; painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, horticulture, plastering, CSCS, as well as holding or working toward a practical teaching or assessment qualification. The role would be ideal for an ex or current trades person; who wants to help and support vulnerable individuals to learn and develop new skills.
You will also be committed to empowering homeless people through the development of life and social skills and participation in engagement and learning activities. You will need an understanding of the issues affecting homeless people or have experience of working with vulnerable clients in a similar setting.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
- 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please submit a CV and cover letter addressing how you meet points 1,2,3,4 and 6 only of the person specification.
If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team, contact details can be found on our website.
Closing date: Thursday 5 March 2020 (23:59)
Interviews will be held on Monday 16 March 2020
We value diversity, promote equality and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.
For more information about our work please visit our website.
Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094
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