Job vacancy: Community Learning Champion (ACT)

Job Title: Community Learning Champion

Salary: £17,550 (pro-rata)

Hours: 16hrs

Responsible to: Burngreave Area Learning Co-ordinator

Responsible for: N/A

Job summary:

The Community Learning Champion will engage and develop potential learners and learning opportunities in their respective areas; building confidence and overcoming barriers to learning

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the supervision and together with the Burngreave Area Learning Coordinator the Learning Champion will:

  • work across the whole of the specified area, promoting adult and community
  • learning locally and driving up participation levels.
  • Actively recruit and support a target of 420 (2020) learner engagements,
  • Recruit new learners to training courses
  • Reach out to those hardest to reach
  • Isolated groups from BME communities
  • In the most deprived areas
  • To help local people overcome barriers

Work with those furthest from employment, who are embarking on a return to learning/skills, with a view to moving onto vocational studies and eventually employment, or who want to become active citizens in their own communities

Increase the level of both attendance and retention on local training courses

Encourage individual progression from learning to ;

  • Further training
  • Volunteering
  • Employment

Increase the provision of local learning and training to meet the needs and demands of learners by putting on additional courses; Acting as a two-way channel of communication, ensuring the local offer meets the needs of learners and potential learners.

Prepare Course Plans for each term and agree them with the line manager.

Book venues, Tutors etc

Arranging for staff at HOC to prepare paper work for all

Tutors and tutors to get the paperwork.

To discuss with HOC line manager ways to meet provision- where gaps appear

Work in partnerships with community organisations, schools, key workers and other learning providers in the area.

Attend and participate in citywide Learning Champion networks, attend local and relevant city wide public events to disseminate information and promote learning and attend local learning partnership meetings to report on their work.

Attend all relevant LLSC meetings with other champions to be updated on policy and national and local developments.

Seek to increase the numbers of learners engaged year on year, as part of the agenda of the Community Learning Trust.

Ensure compliance with LLSC and host organisations Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding and Health & Safety policies

Participate in appropriate training courses

Work as part of the staff team and community of the YCA

Carry out other duties as agreed with the BALWG and agreed with YCA’s adult learning manager.

Complete NLDC learner engagement records and arrange for their entry onto the data base of all Learner Engagement, details of intervention and any progression on a monthly basis. These original forms need to be kept in a file at YCA, in month order.

Complete weekly time sheets.

Other information
i) The successful candidate will be expected to undertake any appropriate training and gain appropriate qualifications as required by the line manager
ii) The appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced police clearance
and references Some evening and weekend work could be required for which time off in lieu
can be taken.