Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Skylight Croydon is a thriving and supportive environment. Our courses help homeless people gain employment, life skills such as confidence, qualifications and enjoyment.
About the role
As Cooking Tutor, you will design and deliver a range of lessons and courses that our members can enjoy and benefit from. Our courses support members with their confidence and wellbeing, living independently and in gaining employment. As well as formal qualifications, you will run courses on important life skills such as cooking on a budget and healthy eating. This will require a blended approach with some in-person teaching in our on-site kitchen and some teaching taking place online.
The role is 14 hours a week which will be approximately 10 hours of contact/ teaching time and 4 hours for meetings and planning. There will be some flexibility required in the delivery of the courses.
In working directly with homeless people, you will need to be able to build warm, supportive and professional relationships with them while assessing, supporting and recording their progress. A commitment to continued professional development is expected as is adherence to relevant safeguarding and health and safety policies and procedures.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• A qualification in cooking from a recognised UK awarding body or equivalent experience.
• Experience of teaching across a range of levels and needs.
• An ability to work with vulnerable adults in a responsive and sensitive manner.
• A commitment to Crisis’ aims and values.
• A commitment to ongoing professional development.
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: Sunday 25th July 2021 (at 23:59)
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th August
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