We’re looking for a community digital specialist to join our amazing team to support the implementation of a new digital strategy at LEAH. You’ll support and upskill staff and volunteers to embed digital within the organisation, lead on LEAH’s digital provision across all services and raise LEAH’s profile online.
The Digital Inclusion Community Coordinator role is a new role at LEAH and will enable LEAH to digitally adapt and thrive. The role will transform the digital capabilities of the staff and volunteer team to lead a digital transformation across the organisation’s infrastructure, operations and communications. The post will lead on a blended model of remote and community based digital provision with a focus on high quality digital inclusion across all our services.
Learn English at Home (LEAH) has been working for 39 years with ethnically and culturally diverse adults, including refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, to support them to learn English. Having limited English can impact access to vital services, including housing, education, healthcare and finding sustainable work. We empower clients to become active participants in their local communities and access local services for themselves and their families. We work across South West London and provide a stepping stone to employment, volunteering, other educational opportunities and other forms of community involvement. When referred to us by our network of partners in the NHS, local authorities and voluntary sector, LEAH clients often find it difficult to speak to their GP or their child’s teacher and access vital services.
LEAH clients are generally unable to attend formal English classes because of their caring responsibilities, poor physical and/or mental health, low confidence or illiteracy in their first language. We provide the following services to adults at no cost to the client:
- One to one English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) tuition in the client’s home or remotely
- A range of small-group classes in community settings and remotely, focused on a specific themes (e.g. health & wellbeing)
- In Work ESOL programme for migrant workers with limited English
- Trips and social activities in the surrounding areas, e.g. heritage tours of Kingston, trips to Kew Gardens
Information and support to access local statutory and voluntary services Our services offer clients a means to overcome isolation and improve integration through improved English language skills, increased confidence and self-belief, and greater knowledge of local services and community life.
During the pandemic all LEAH services have been delivered remotely by phone or online video and our digital offer will become an integral part of LEAH’s ‘blended’ offer of support for clients for the future to address digital exclusion amongst LEAH’s client group. We are now at an exciting phase in our development as we launch our 22 – 25 Strategy and move towards a hybrid delivery model in the community, re-open community based services alongside launching new services that respond to identified needs in our local communities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.