Art for Wellbeing tutor

Location: Croydon

Salary: £2,994 (£34,932 FTE) per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Client Services

Division: Skylight Croydon

Hours per week: 3

About us
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

About the role
As Art for Wellbeing tutor, you will design and deliver a range of visual art sessions and workshops to help members increase their sense of wellbeing, whilst developing their arts and crafts skills. You will be part of a team supporting members to end their homelessness through a mindful and psychologically informed approach, and your sessions will be delivered in person at Crisis Skylight Croydon and through blended learning, on platforms such as Zoom.

About you
If that sounds interesting and you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you:

•   Hold an HND or a Level 3 Qualification (or equivalent qualification) in visual art, appropriate to the role being applied for (e.g. painting and drawing; mixed media; crafts etc.)
•   You understand the impact of homelessness on individuals’ wider lives, including their learning, and have the ability to undertake regular reviews of members’ housing status to ensure timely referrals are made to support to help individuals end their homelessness.
•    Ability to enhance learner’s progression toward their wider goals by agreeing and reviewing objectives, using individual progression and learning plans and the Outcome Star in collaboration with the wider Skylight teams
•    Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups using a variety of media

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

•    Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy 
•    Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% 
•    25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. 
We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness. 

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.

Closing date: 17th May 2021 (at 23:59)
Interviews and a ‘micro teach’ will be held on Zoom in early June 2021, with a start date for the end of June.

We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and one of our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.

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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094


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