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15 May 2023

Full-Time Education Officer

Dani Meier/Breaking Barriers – Posted by Dani Meier Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title: Education Officer
Location: Manchester or Birmingham. 40% time in any BB office (60% working from home) with regular travel to London (every 4-6 weeks) and semi-regular travel to other offices (every 3 months)
Salary: £22,500 – £25,000
Hours: 5 days per week (37.5 hours), open to flexible working arrangements
Contract: Permanent
Language requirements: Fluent English

Overall purpose:
Breaking Barriers’ Education Programme was started in 2017 to complement our core Employment support. The Programme is designed to enable refugees to achieve the level of English that is needed to enter the workplace or further education by providing supplementary courses to statutory provision. Covering a range of levels of English language courses, from Pre-Beginner to Business Writing, the Programme has expanded to include IT and Numeracy and Digital Skills, and aims to branch out into further courses. The Education Programme relies on skilled volunteers who support with curriculum development and lead our education courses helping our clients learn English and improve their IT skills.

We are in exciting period of growth and change at Breaking Barriers. We know the need for English language support is growing and this is going to be an important time for us to scale up our support across new regions. The Education Officer will be vital in ensuring that we are able to test new ways of working to make sure we are reaching every client who needs support. The Education Officer will take responsibility of the organisation and coordination of online and face to face English and Training courses across multiple regions. They will communicate with clients, volunteers and staff members to ensure they are aware of when classes are taking place and that all relevant admin is completed. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Education Officer to support with the management of volunteer teachers, developments of new pilots and ensure that delivery of courses remains to a high quality.

To view our full job description and person specification, please follow this link: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/education-officer/906395?tsId=8#

Other considerations:
– As part of our safeguarding commitment to our clients, we carry out pre-employment checks to ensure that successful applicants are suitable to work with adults at risk. These include criminal record disclosure, obtaining references and verifying a candidate’s identity and right to work in the UK.
– Breaking Barriers is committed to protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect and for their views, wishes and beliefs to be fully taken into account when deciding action.
– We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.
– Breaking Barriers particularly welcomes applicants with experience of seeking asylum and/or a refugee background.

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How to Apply

If you are looking for a role where you can make a real difference, we want to hear from you. To apply, please click here: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/education-officer/906395?tsId=8# Closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 29th May. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We belong to the Experts by Experience Employment Initiative, which advocates and supports organisations to employ more people from a refugee background. With this in mind, we particularly welcome applicants with experience of seeking asylum and/or a refugee background. As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, we are committed to offering an accessible recruitment process and guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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