Job Vacancies

Digital Skills Tutor

Jewish Care are recruiting for a Digital Skills Tutor, to work within its Jewish Care Explore service in Golders Green. The focus of the role will be on delivering digital training courses and activities for older and disabled people aged 18+.

In the digital age, technology presents great opportunities to enhance social connections, increase participation in society and in the cultural life of the community. However, for those who are not digitally included, there is an increasing risk of isolation, of being disconnected from friends, family and the modern world around them.

The Jewish Care Explore service supports older and disabled Jewish people to acquire the digital skills they need for everyday life. Our digital learning centre at the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green is the hub of these activities.

We run courses on everything from PC, iPad and Android basics to learning how to surf the Internet, use email, Facebook and Skype.

We also run a drop-in service for those who aren’t using technology and want to find out what’s on offer, and for those already using technology who want to get some ad hoc advice or support from our friendly team of volunteers.

Salary: £14,280 + Benefits (Annual)

Interviews commencing early February

For more information and to apply please visit the Jewish Care website

TechAbility Assistive Technologist

Working in partnership with the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, Natspec are delighted to offer this exciting role to improve the uptake and impact of assistive technologies and improve life outcomes for people with a wide range of disabilities.

Salary: circa £32,000 dependent on experience

Duration: Full time to January 2019 in the first instance, with a project plan and three years funding in place to extend to 2020/21, dependent on the post holder passing probation and meeting targets set by IKCT and Natspec.

Applications to techability@natspec.org.uk should include a CV with covering letter to include:

  • specific examples of the extent to which you meet the requirements within the job description and person specification
  • details of your existing remuneration and length of notice required
    proposed percentage of the working week if applying as a job-share

Closing date: Sunday 07 January 2018

Interview date: Monday 15 January 2018, Manchester

We are seeking an experienced Assistive Technologist(s) to provide training, advice, guidance and support to the Karten Centres and Natspec members via our TechAbility service, and to share good practice and deliver training, briefings and events to support learners with SEND across the FE sector.

Funding is agreed in principle (subject to probation and meeting reasonable performance targets) for the post(s) initially for one year, with a view to extending to three years from date of appointment (expected from Jan 2018).

The successful applicant(s) will require a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

The location of the role is flexible and can be based at home, at a partner organisation or at the Natspec office in Nottingham, depending on the location of the successful applicant. Extensive travel is required and the post holder(s) will be required to attend occasional staff meetings in Nottingham or London.

This post may be offered on a job-share basis should there be appropriate candidates and with the agreement of employing organisations to offer part time secondments to two candidates. Note that for practical reasons this may be dependent on the location of suitable applicants. It is expected that this eventuality would reduce the need to travel for the successful applicant(s), both due to the nature of the job-share and also due to the potential geographical spread of the successful applicants.

Secondments from Natspec Colleges and existing Karten host-organisations will only be considered with the prior agreement of senior management at the employing organisation.

Further information about the role can be found on the Natspec website

If you wish to have an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Clare Howard on 07775665138 or by email clare.howard@natspec.org.uk