Camden, London



About the organisation

Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) is a resident led charity based on the iconic Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in the Ki... Read more

Job Description

Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) is a resident led charity based on the iconic Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in the Kilburn ward of Camden NW London which is an area with high rates of deprivation and poverty but big potential. Our mission is to enable young people and adults to overcome barriers to economic and social inclusion.  We engage with residents through a range of activities based at the SHELL Centre, a community learning resource centre, and the ARC youth club and music studio.

We are now looking to appoint an Employability & Learning Co-ordinator, working 35 hrs per week, to deliver and develop learning programmes and pathways which empower and upskill disadvantaged residents, progressing towards suitable employment and better life opportunities. You will directly deliver & design employability and digital learning workshops and courses to OFSTED Common Inspection Framework quality standards. You will also identify new learning needs  and co-ordinate external learning providers to meet these needs from established local partnerships e.g. Camden Adult Learning Network or develop new partnerships as needed.

You will be part of a small team led by the Community Engagement Manager working to deliver against several contracts including a new innovative Lottery funded project that puts residents at the heart of researching and meeting community needs. This will involve the management and support of “peer volunteers” designing and using new approaches to address needs related to “increasing access to training & employment”, “tackling digital exclusion” and “bridging basic skill gaps”.


Are ideal candidate will have experience of facilitating learning (peferably with teaching qualification e.g PTLLS) in areas of employability and digital inclusion delivering non accredited courses using the RARPA framework to evidence achievement.

Other capabilities include:

  • Ability to support and engage with a wide range of groups, including adults and young people.

  • Manage, motivate & support volunteers

  • Strong communication and people skills whilst maintaining professional boundaries

  • Good organisational, self-management/motivation and resourcefulness

  • Ability to promote SHAK’s services to learners and other organisations and engage new learners.

  • Proficiency with main IT applications

  • Ability to balance independent working with the wider needs of the organisation.

Benefits include: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme, bike to work scheme, access to training opportunities with Camden Council's training & development scheme.

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