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Birnam Library, Station Road, Birnam, Dunkeld, PH8 0DS
£17,106 - £18,832 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
21.36 hours per week

Job Description

Community Learning Assistant  PKC10199
£17,106 - £18,832 (21.36hours/ week) Fixed Term (for 12 Months)
Birnam Arts, Station Road, Birnam, Dunkeld, PH8 0DS

The Communities Service are looking to recruit a part-time, temporary,  Community Learning Assistant to develop and deliver English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) learner centred programmes for Adults and Community learning.

This post will require the person to work across the Highland/ Strathtay area, and their base will be Birnam Arts, Station Road, Dunkeld PH8 ODS.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Deliver ESOL language classes
  • Deliver in rural localities
  • Engage with a wide range of people and stakeholders
  • Supervise and support volunteers
  • Support collaborative and partnership working
  • Build relationships with individuals, groups including community groups, local staff and partners to support engagement and learning
  • Support the team in peer self-evaluation across Community Learning and Development (CLD) services with partners and communities
  • Contribute to local and community planning in relation to CLD and local outcomes.

The Individual

You will hold a qualification in Teaching English to speakers of other languages.

You will demonstrate a commitment to learning, improvement and innovation by proactively seeking out opportunities for personal development.

You will demonstrate a flexible approach to change; challenge the status quo to bring about change and embrace new ways of working.

You will demonstrate initiative and take responsibility for decisions to achieve results.

You will lead by example in demonstrating expected behaviours; inspiring colleagues to follow your example. You will demonstrate enthusiasm with a desire to make a difference, empowering and supporting your team to initiate improvements to services, valuing everyone’s contribution and inspiring confidence in others.

You will be committed to promoting health and wellbeing to build employee resilience.

You will be committed to a coaching style approach to help others to find their own solutions.

You will be committed to co-designing processes with a clear focus on the customer experience enhancing the lives of our communities.  

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Catherine Gordon Community Learning and Development worker 07795368453

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours  influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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