DIY and Upcycling Tutor
South Wales

Location: South Wales

Salary: £24,878 (£31,098 full time equivalent) per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Client Services

Division: Skylight South Wales

Hours per week: 28

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.

Crisis Skylight South Wales are a dynamic innovative team that go the extra mile to support people out of their homelessness for good. Our experienced and diverse team work closely to provide a wraparound service that is personally tailored to individual needs. Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help homeless people transform their lives.

About the role

Crisis is recruiting for a D.I.Y and Upcycling Tutor (Technical Skills Tutor) to develop and deliver an engaging and varied technical skills programme (general home maintenance and DIY including painting and decorating, tiling, upcycling, restoration and gardening) for members across Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. You will be responsible for planning and delivering a diverse learning programme including accredited and non-accredited learning.

This is an exciting role which will give the post holder the opportunity to deliver practical skills to support people in and around their home. This will in turn support homeless and vulnerably housed people develop their confidence, self-esteem and inter-personal skills.

About you

For this role, we’re looking for someone with a range of practical skills and experience, who is keen to share their knowledge with others. Ideally you will have a formal teaching qualification e.g. (PTTLS or above) or a formal L3 qualification or demonstrable experience in a relevant home maintenance / DIY/ vocational subject area.

You will need an understanding of the issues affecting homeless people or have experience of working with vulnerable, disengaged or hard to reach adults and/or young people in a similar setting.

The ideal candidate will be committed to empowering homeless people through the development of life and social skills and participation in engagement and learning activities.

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: Monday 27th September 2021 (at 23:59) 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th October. 

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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