The Adult Education Hub was opened in September 2021 by Brighton and Hove City Council. It provides learning programmes that support the needs of local people in a friendly and supportive setting. Adults are given opportunities to re-skill or re-enter learning in a high quality learning environment. Courses include:
- Maths, English and digital skills
- Health and wellbeing programmes
- Developing skills to increase employability.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
The Hub welcomes volunteers to support adults with their learning in a classroom setting. We are looking for volunteers who embrace working with people from a diversity of backgrounds. Volunteers assist learners 1-1 or in small groups in the classroom, supporting with English and/or maths. We give learners space and encouragement to develop their skills; each of our learners has something unique to offer so it's important that this is recognised. To assist our learners you will need to have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in English and/or maths.
What induction, training and support is offered?
Our volunteers are valued members of the team. On starting, volunteers meet the Adult Tutor teaching the class to discuss the role, and how the volunteer can be supported. We will provide the necessary training to help you perform your role effectively. A designated member of staff will be your main point of contact so you know who to go to with questions or concerns.
Regular reviews of the role are scheduled, so volunteers can feed back any concerns and celebrate what's going well.
Volunteers are invited to training events at the Hub where it's relevant to the volunteering role.
What skills or qualities are needed?
We welcome volunteers who are reliable, flexible and enjoy working to support others with their learning. Some of our learners have a learning disability, so you will need to be patient and encouraging to bring out the best in them. To assist in our maths/English classes, you will need to have a good standard of literacy and numeracy (i.e. Level 2.)
As part of our safeguarding policy we ask you to disclose if you have any convictions that are unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as the role involves working with vulnerable adults. We therefore require a DBS check, which the Adult Education Hub can pay for.
26th October 2022
Adult Education Hub
Deadline for applications
13 Oct 2023