T&T offers a fun, lively working environment where no days are the same. You’ll be joining a passionate team who really want to make a difference. It’s a busy, hard-working, place where everyone has to muck in to make things happen – and is extremely rewarding, and genuinely unique.
We currently have a vacancy for our Families Engagement Facilitator role:
Your mission: Collaborate, build and grow; an opportunity to do real community development with families who live in a rapidly changing area. We’re looking for someone passionate about community development with the skills, experience, and personality to grow a programme of activities in collaboration with local families and volunteers.
132 years-young, Time & Talents is a small, energetic, and growing community charity based in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey. Our vision is of a world where everyone feels part of a community – and that includes children and families! In order to help make that a reality, we are expanding our work with local families as part of a new Mayor of London-funded project, ‘Families on the ‘High Street’: A Shopping Mall Hub for All.’ We’re looking for someone who can set up, facilitate and support volunteers to run a range of fun, learning and play activities for whole families, to build relationships between those who might not otherwise meet, and to create a more cohesive community at a time of great change in the area.
For this role, we need someone who’s able to connect as easily with an excited four-year-old as an isolated parent, or a grandparent who’s moved to the area from abroad and speaks very little English. Bags of creative ideas, a huge amount of enthusiasm and an ability to develop, facilitate and support a wide range of activities is crucial. As well as the ability to run and support activities for whole families, you also need to be able to build and maintain excellent relationships with parents, volunteers, community services and other stakeholders. Excellent coordination skills and experience of administration is vital. Most of all, a passion for community development, and an ability to take a holistic approach, is vital. Awareness of how to work with more vulnerable children and families, and approaches to safeguarding, is paramount.
You’ll have experience of community development and/or volunteer management and working with volunteers; with a track record of facilitating groups and supporting local people to set up and run activities that meet their needs. You’ll be adept at building excellent, trusting, and appropriate relationships with families, and have experience of working with community services and other partners on referral and information sharing.
Time & Talents is a highly creative, fun environment, and play is a core part of our everyday working style. It’s hard work, but every day is different, and you’ll be working in a lively place, with colleagues who live and breathe community – and believe that fun and friendships are basic requirements for a healthy, happy life, whatever your age. To apply, please download the job description and person specification, and send:
• A full CV outlining your previous experience
• A letter of one page of A4, outlining what excites you about the role, and what experience you will bring to it, by no later than Sunday 14th April.
• Please note that we will not accept applications without a covering letter
The role is for 3 days per week and the working days assigned to this role are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (with one Saturday per month). This is a 6-month role, with a view to extend.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16th April