We’re looking for someone who is passionate about the power of education to change lives, and wanting to support young people from refugee backgrounds to overcome the barriers they face to having a great education. You’ll enjoy working with volunteers and young people. You’ll have a background in education (for example, as a teacher, mentor, TA, youth worker) and experience of working with refugee young people and/or unaccompanied asylum seeking children. You’ll join a great team of Love to Learn staff and volunteers in a community centre which is in the heart of Battersea.
We particularly welcome applications if you have a refugee background and/or can speak Pashto, Farsi/Dari, Tigrinya, Amharic, Somali, or Arabic – but it is not essential.
About Katherine Low Settlement
Katherine Low Settlement is a charity that has been serving the communities of Battersea and Wandsworth since 1924. We are dedicated to building stronger communities and enable people to challenge and find ways out of poverty and isolation.
We run a range of our own projects to support children, young people and their families, older people and refugee communities. We recognise there are many other expert local charities and community groups working with, for example, disabled people and mental health users. We invite them to operate from our premises – so together as partners we can meet the diverse needs of the local communities of Wandsworth. Each week we work with 45+ charities supporting more than 1,100 people.
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About KLS and Love to Learn
KLS’ Love to Learn education team was established in 2004. We provide a range of high-quality education services for 250+ refugee children, young people and their families including befriending and mentoring support, advocacy and casework, a homework club, trips and activities. The aims are to broaden their educational experiences, improve educational outcomes and confidence, and support their aspirations. 10 part-time staff are supported by a fantastic team of 100+ committed volunteers.
Key Objectives for this Role
- Work with the Mentoring Team to recruit, train, manage and support volunteer learning mentors to improve the educational outcomes of the young people we work with.
- Provide advice and advocacy support to refugee young people as appropriate.
For further information and an informal chat about this post please contact Aaron Barbour, KLS' CEO (his contact details are in the job application pack).
Please complete KLS’ job application form, equal opportunities form and self-declaration and disclosure form and return to Filsan Osman by email (you'll find her email address in the job application pack) or post to Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HP
Closing Date for Applications: 3rd February 2020 – 9.00am
Interview Date: 10th February 2020