Purpose of the role:
The WEA is an educational charity delivering responsive, relevant and accessible programmes of learning across England and Scotland. Through our vision of employability, health and wellbeing, community engagement and cultural studies, we raise the educational aspirations of local communities.
WEA has an exciting opportunity for a Project Coordinator to oversee successful delivery and meet the requirements of a delivery contract with Papworth Trust, the lead organisation of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project - Community Connections South. The project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The role will be home based with travel and face to face support for participants across South Cambridgeshire, notably Willingham and Northstowe.
This is a fixed term position until 31st March 2022 and has been advertised at 21 hours per week, however there is potential for additional hours, which could equate to 35 hours per week.
Key areas of responsibility:
You will be responsible for implementing the BBO project plan including recruiting and supporting unwaged or unemployed participants, through mentoring, IAG and coordinating specialist tutors to ensure that each participant receives appropriate support in order for them to progress into work or closer to the labour market. The post holder will also be required to manage day to day project management and ensure completion of all evidence requirements, quality assurance and evidence of outcomes.
It is anticipated that the post holder will work closely with a range of stakeholders which are likely to include; Lead partner organisation for the project, Local Authority staff, community organisations, service providers (e.g. GPs, DWP, JCP) employers, WEA volunteers and staff. You will be expected to represent the WEA and promote both the Association and the value of adult education in relevant contexts
Empowering people from all walks of life is what weâ€™re all about, so weâ€™re keen to hear from people in disadvantaged or underrepresented groups. Whatever your background, you will need experience of outreach work, engaging and recruiting individuals who are not currently in work and are likely to lack confidence and skills.
The successful candidate is likely to have experience delivering one-to-one support and can either deliver small group teaching especially around skills development, confidence building etc and/or manage sessional tutors to do this.
Project management experience is a clear advantage and excellent administrative skills are essential. You will be comfortable using digital technology Zoom/Teams to support the participants in addition to face to face activity.
The role will be home based with travel and face to face support for participants across South Cambridgeshire, notably Willingham and Northstowe.
To apply for this post please attach an up to date CV and Supporting Statement/Cover letter stating how you meet the essential criteria detailed in the Person Specification prior to the closing date of Wednesday 24th March. Interviews will be held on 31st March 2021 by Zoom.
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