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The Bridge Project is funded by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Builder Better Opportunities Programme

The Bridge Project brings together Partners and Agencies in Northumberland to improve people’s lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to Northumberland communities and the regional economy.

Led by Northumberland County Council, Bridge are working with people who face the biggest barriers and challenges, no matter what, to connecting or reconnecting with education, training, volunteering and work.  Working together with a number of Partner organisations, each organisation has been handpicked to deliver the project based on their varied specialisms working with people and communities with financial issues, mental health issues, building employment skills, volunteering among many more…

The Bridge Project has received up to £3.4m of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme which is part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.  The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.  Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.

 

Digital Tutor for Bridge

Job Title:                    IT Tutor & Digital Projects Worker

Location:                    Blyth Community Enterprise Centre, Blyth, Northumberland

Responsible to:         The Operations Manager

Salary:                        £18,720                        

Hours:                        This is a fixed post until 31st August 2019 and is funded by Big Lottery and ESF for the Bridge project.  The post is for 30 hours per week (to be worked flexibly to accommodate some weekend and evening requirements). Continuation after this period will be subject to funding.

Main purpose of job:

To support the CEO and Bridge partnership in planning and delivering IT provision to Bridge beneficiaries, throughout Northumberland in response to needs identified:

  • Liaise with the Bridge Workers to identify needs of beneficiaries, plan programmes of support and address those needs via direct delivery of one to one and/or group support across Northumberland.
  • Advise Bridge workers and partners on best approaches in delivering and rolling out digital support to beneficiaries.
  • Plan all IT related courses ensuring they are in line with the needs of the Bridge Project beneficiaries.
  • Liaise with external community venues to arrange courses to book rooms/ensure availability.
  • Be compliant throughout in relation to ESF, Big Lottery and Northumberland County Council requirements.
  • Create workshops and courses appropriate to needs of Bridge beneficiaries and share information and resources where appropriate.
  • Any other duty which, from time to time, may reasonably be required to meet the needs of BRIC and the funders and is within the remit of this post.
  • Record data accurately and feedback to relevant colleagues in regards to progression of beneficiaries and additional support they may need.
  • Provide reports and statistics as requested by senior management or relevant partners.

Important Information

  • Must be qualified to at least a Level 2 in a relevant IT discipline
  • Have an up to date and relevant adult teaching qualification
  • Have a full driving license with access to own transport on a daily basis, maintaining vehicle accordingly.
  • Have experience of following and implementing relevant policies and procedures including but not limited to Safeguarding, Lone Working, Data Protection, Code of Conduct, Social Media Use and Health and Safety.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure checks.

 

Key Duties:

Tuition

  • To plan, prepare and teach courses for adults within the Bridge project, as agreed with the CEO.
  • To carry out the administrative tasks required in and provide reports as required.
  • To provide appropriate beneficiary feedback and support, any educational advice and information where necessary and to create an appropriate and welcoming atmosphere for beneficiaries.
  • To collect, maintain and report relevant information on beneficiaries in line with the Bridge Project requirements.
  • Carry out duties in the context of BRIC’s policies and practices, particularly Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety and Data Protection, Safeguarding, Lone Working and those of any host organisations, including informing beneficiaries of their obligations.
  • Plan, deliver and report on courses and one to one support, using methods and materials appropriate to the beneficiary group and course content. A scheme of work/syllabus and lesson plans should be used for this and made available.
  • Prepare and adapt appropriate teaching materials.
  • Identify and assess the needs of beneficiaries and if necessary adapt course content and delivery style to meet these needs.
  • Where a course is inappropriate for a learner, liaise with the Bridge Worker to direct them to another course or provider.
  • Comply with BRIC’s policy on Equality and Diversity so that all learners are treated with respect and dignity in an environment in which a diversity of backgrounds and experience is valued.
  • Deal with any harassment or discrimination issues that arise and provide an appropriate report to the CEO.
  • Discuss learning outcomes or moderation requirements with beneficiaries as the project proceeds.
  • Liaise with Education Dept. to ensure you are aware of outreach venues, resources and administration, including procedures in case of fire and other health and safety issues.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning. Assess learners’ work where appropriate. Keep records of learners’ progress and ensure learners are given feedback on their progress.

 Download the Application form

For more information about this post, please contact Tracy Machnicki on 01670 542845 or email tracy.machnicki@bricblyth.org.uk.  Please note that BRIC is closed from 4pm Thursday 29th March until 9am, Monday 9th April.