London, Greater London
Job description

Purpose of opportunity:
Freeman Family Centre opened in 2007 to provide support and intervention to struggling families, their children and young people. It is a partnership project between Barnardo's, The Freeman Family Trust and London Borough of Brent Council.
Several services have run from the centre, including family assessments, support and parenting. Presently, the centre is used as a family friendly space where vulnerable children and young people who have been estranged from their parents are able to come together in a safe environment. There are plans in place for further children and young people services.
In addition to this work, Freeman Family Centre also offers activities for the local community, some of which include English Conversation Class, IT Class, Money Management and Employability Workshops, and Yoga. The centre facilitates the work of an education charity providing after school lessons so that children who are falling behind at school can achieve their full potential.
We are looking for English Tutor volunteer who will lead the Adult English Conversation Class on Tuesday evenings. There is a possibility to share the teaching with another tutor every two weeks.

Key activities:
Prepare suitable materials for the class
Greet the attendees and introduce the lessons
To deliver the class in a friendly and interactive manner
Write notes for another tutor
Be available for supervision

Every Tuesday evening (possibility to share the class with another tutor)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Freeman Family Centre, 57 Longstone Avenue


Period covered by opportunity:
Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Days/Hours/ Time commitment:

Minimum Age: 18 years

Can be offered

Enhanced disclosure applies

Type of Check
Enhanced and Children's and Adult's Barred List applies

Child and Adult Workforce applies

Attitude/skills/knowledge required:
- Qualification in English is desirable but not essential however a great command of English is a must
- Commitment and reliability
- Good time keeping
- Good communication, organizational and personal skills
- Experience or interest in teaching and interest in helping to build a new community resource
- Be enthusiastic, calm, patient and organised
- Be able to adapt teaching material to suit participants with different levels of English

  • Commitment to Barnardo's Basis and Values
  • Commitment to Barnardo's Equality and Diversity Policy


Training, support or other benefits available:
As a Barnardo's volunteer you will receive the following:
- A full induction into the work of Barnardo's and our values
- Mandatory training is Barnardo's Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety; (other modules from our training modules as appropriate).
- Regular supervision and support from the Volunteer coordinator as agreed with you.
- Annual appraisal (which will include feedback from staff and children, young people and families you are working with.
- Access to Barnardo's internal vacancy list
- References upon completion of the volunteering role

Barnardo's will reimburse travel costs as agreed (supported by receipts) as quickly as possible.
DBS is required for this role (Enhanced disclosure)

Posted on: 27 March 2019
Closed date: 25 June 2019
Job ref: English Tutor- FFC
Tags: Teaching