This project has been part funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.
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The Workers' Educational Association is a unique charity and the UK`s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in clubs, pubs, workplaces, schools and almost anywhere else you can think of. Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning - inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens.
This vacancy is fixed term until 30 November 2022.
An exciting opportunity to develop and deliver this Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund project. WEA Scotland along with our partners Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Clackmannanshire Council have received funding to help our newest citizen`s access certification to work in the construction industry. The aim of the project will be to help refugees across Scotland into careers in the industry. The project will help facilitate this in a number of ways, including the creation of a bespoke health and safety course and an Arabic voiceover for the Operatives Test.
The post-holder will work with partners across Scotland to develop supporting materials for ESOL learners. These will ultimately be downloadable and accessible by any ESOL provider (free of charge) across the UK. They will also engage with refugees who have been through a previous project and successfully moved into construction related roles.
The Education Co-ordinator will help organise and support pilot courses which will run in Fife, Clackmannanshire and Dundee City, as well as a national online WEA pilot for candidates from across Scotland. These pilots will be run by local ESOL partners, Further Education Colleges and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) staff.
The Education Co-ordinator will work closely with partner agency colleagues and refugee communities to evaluate the project and capture key messages.
This is a multi-faceted role which we anticipate will result in a long-lasting positive legacy.
Ideally we are looking for someone with a strong ESOL background with experience of Employability and working with Refugees. The successful candidate should have experience of developing high quality interactive ESOL Resources and adapting them for and making them available online.
The project is delivered in partnership with Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Clackmannanshire Council with the Education Co-ordinator sitting within the WEA staff team.