Tuesday, April 3, 2012

TSSA are looking for a community Learning Organiser

TSSA represents people in transport and travel. Our vision is to be a well-organised and effective trade union where our members are at the heart of everything that we do. In recent years we have recognised that to win for our members we need to work with communities over shared concerns.

That’s where you come in – we have a vacancy for an individual who understands the values and aspirations of a progressive trade union committed to lifelong learning and working within local communities.

The job: Learning Organiser - Community – Part Time (21 hours a week) fixed term contract until 31st March 2013 (subject to confirmation of continuation of funding this contract may be extended for a further one year)
You will play a crucial role as part of the team delivering TSSA’s Union Learning Fund project. You will identify, plan and pursue community learning organising opportunities within local communities. You will work with, coach and train Union Learning Representatives, TSSA Organisers and Community learning Champions. You will set up and support a pilot learning centre in Hackney or/and another specified area for joint use by workers and local people with an aim of increasing the engagement, and the diversity, of members and non-members in learning and the union

The person: will be an excellent communicator and have very good project management skills. You will have a proven ability to identify, support and coach volunteers. You will also be able to advise on learning and skills in the workplace and in the community with an ability to demonstrate an understanding of how learning initiatives can support the work of our Trade Union and our members. Knowledge of the transport and travel industry and local communities would be an advantage.

The Location: London Euston  

The Salary: On an incremental scale that starts at £32,417 pro-rata (plus £4,700 pro-rata London Allowance)

TSSA also offers all employees a generous annual leave entitlement and final salary pension scheme. TSSA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community including those who have or have experience of dyslexia and other hidden disabilities.

To apply please download an application form and information pack from our website (www.tssa.org.uk), e-mail a request to vacancies@tssa.org.uk. Please indicate clearly the location(s) you are interested in. CVs will not be considered.  Closing Date: Monday 23rd April 10.00am. Shortlisted candidates must be available to be assessed on Friday 4th May in London.

Find out More: Would you like to find out more about this role, what it will entail, what skills are required and gain support with the application process?  Then register to attend a briefing session on Friday 13th April at 2pm to be held at Hackney CVS, 84 Springfield House, 5 Tyssen Street, London E8 2LY by emailing vacancies@tssa.org.uk.

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