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Jobs and Volunteering

We are always on the lookout for people who are interested in joining our team. Please see a list of current opportunities below, and feel free to get in touch if you would like to be considered for future vacancies and volunteering opportunities: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8500.


We currently have vacancies in the following teams:

Bump Buddies - Volunteer positions

Food for Life Sessional Worker, Sessional Leader, Practical Volunteer Placement, Admin Volunteer Placement

Healthy Living Centre - Front of House

Smokefree - Volunteer positions

Waterhouse Restaurant - Kitchen Porter, Front of House.

“Thank you so much Abby for everything. It was a pleasure meeting you and all of the others, you all have made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. I will never forget this amazing experience with such good people like yourself, Temi and Lamar. I honestly cannot thank you all enough for all of the support you have already given me, it was and always will be a pleasure.”

- Zeynep Tonbul, Volunteer with the Finance Department, 2016

 

Assets and Enterprises Team

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Blue Marble Training Team

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Bump Buddies Team

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There are not currently any vacancies in the Bump Buddies Team.
 

Volunteering Opportunities
Mentoring
Hours: Minimum of 4 hours per week, for at least 12 months.

Main tasks: We recruit women locally to become mentors to mothers-to-be who are struggling with some aspect(s) of pregnancy. Mentors provide advice, information and support to mothers-to-be, and are fully supported by our team at all times.

Role description: See our Mentoring page for more information.

Personal specification: Mentors are friendly and open minded, with an enthusiasm for being active in their communities, and offering support in a confidential and non-judgemental way. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and often speak more than one language.
Essential:
• Non–judgemental
• Reliable
• Good listener
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Committed to the development of others
• Willing to use own time on user’s behalf
• Discreet
• Able to respect confidentiality
• Open and self-aware
• Caring attitude
• Calm in difficult situations
• Good written skills
• Proficient in email communication
• Able to work independently.

Desirable:
• Experience of working in a team
• Has an understanding of the client group
• Well informed about Hackney and its services for families
• A mother.

To apply, please click here and complete the on-line application.

Contact: For more information, please contact Jane Lavelle: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8524.

Administrative Support
Hours: Minimum 4 hours per week, for at least 6 months.

Main tasks: Co-ordinating staff diaries and booking appointments, communicating with clients and professionals, maintaining spreadsheets.

Role description: You can download the role description here.

Personal specification:
Essential
• Good written, communication and administrative skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good organisational skills/ability to multi-task
• Proficient in ICT (Word, Excel)
• Experience of working in a team
• Good interpersonal skills
• Understanding the importance of confidentiality
• Able to work independently.

Desirable
• Good knowledge of Hackney and its services for families.

To apply, please click here and complete the on-line application.

Contact: For more information, please contact Jane Lavelle: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8524.

Community REACH Champion
Hours: Flexible. The project will run until November 2017. There will be two training days at the end of September with childcare provided.

Main tasks: We’re looking for volunteers to join the Bump Buddies team on a brand new project called Community REACH. You can read more about the project here.
Our Community REACH Champions will do outreach activities in various locations across Dalston ward, having conversations with the women and families who live there about the value and benefits of early antenatal care.
We will provide full training and support in the role.

Role description: We are delivering a six month programme to deliver outreach across the borough between June and November 2016. Community REACH Champions will visit children’s centres, community and faith groups, public events and health services, among other places, to talk to women of all ages and backgrounds about antenatal care. We will give full training and support to do this, taking into account volunteers’ experience and preferences, and are very flexible about time commitments.
Community REACH Champions will make a difference to women’s health in the borough. The role will also be an opportunity to develop skills in teamwork, communication and outreach and to meet like-minded people and people from different backgrounds in your community.

Personal specification: We are looking for volunteers with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who are enthusiastic to talk to women living in the area about pregnancy. The role will also involve some note-taking and record-keeping. Our aim is to gather a group of volunteers that are a good representation of the population of Dalston ward.
Essential:
- Open and approachable
- Enthusiastic
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Committed to helping women access the best care throughout pregnancy
- Interest in the issues surrounding antenatal care
- Able to respect confidentiality
- Good written skills
- Able to maintain basic records
- A connection to Dalston ward (e.g. live/work in the ward)

Desirable:
- Knowledge of other languages
- Knowledge or connections with particular communities within Dalston ward

To apply, please click here and complete the on-line application.

Contact: For more information, please contact Caz Hattam: caz@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8540.

Other Opportunities
If you have practical skills or knowledge that might help us in our programme’s aims we would love to hear from you: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8524.

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Communications Team 

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Core Team

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Food for Life Team

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Shoreditch Trust Food for Life Sessional Worker
We have just completed a round of recruitment and are not actively recruiting for session staff, however if you are interested in the role, please send in your CV and we will keep it on file for our next round in 2018. 

We are looking for an experienced individual to help with preparation and delivery of healthy eating sessions to members of the public and organisations in the local community. This involves supporting, guiding and working with diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds to prepare, cook and eat healthy food with the aim of improving their knowledge, skills and diet.

Hours: Variable – ad hoc

Main tasks: The Sessional Worker will work closely with the Sessional Leader to deliver sessions that enable participants to learn about healthy eating principles. This will involve taking on a range of tasks agreed with the Sessional Leader in line with the roles of both as defined by Shoreditch Trust. It is an ad hoc role and is ideal for freelancers that are able to deliver sessions throughout the week with adequate notice.

Role description: You can download a job description and personal specification here.

Wage: £12.00 per hour

Contact: For more information, please contact Katie Edmondson: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8505.

To apply, send a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria to katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk, accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. You can also post your application to:
Katie Edmondson
Shoreditch Trust
8 Orsman Road
London N1 5QJ

This job opportunity has a rolling deadline and you will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview.

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Shoreditch Trust Food for Life Sessional Leader
We have just completed a round of recruitment and are not actively recruiting for session staff, however if you are interested in the role, please send in your CV and we will keep it on file for our next round in 2018. 

The Sessional Leader is an integral part of Shoreditch Trust’s approach to delivering healthy eating sessions to members of the public and organisations in the local community. It builds on the role of Sessional Worker: as well as supporting and guiding diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds to prepare and cook healthy food with the aim of improving their knowledge, skills and diet, the Sessional Leader will take on the responsibility for the planning, coordination and delivery of sessions with support from the Food for Life team.

Hours: Variable – ad hoc

Main tasks: The Sessional Leader will work closely with the Food for Life team to deliver successful sessions that will enable participants to learn about healthy eating principles and to improving their cooking skills. The Sessional Leader will be provided with training, support and teaching materials relevant to the tasks and responsibilities associated with the role. It is an ad hoc post, ideal for freelancers who have a flexible schedule and are able to fit in sessions at different times in the week with suitable notice.

Role description: You can download a job description and personal specification here.

Wage: £15.00 per hour

Contact: For more information, please contact Katie Edmondson: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8505.

To apply, send a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria to katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk, accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. You can also post your application to:
Katie Edmondson
Shoreditch Trust
8 Orsman Road
London N1 5QJ

This job opportunity has a rolling deadline and you will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview.

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Volunteering Opportunities
Shoreditch Trust Food for Life Practical Volunteer Placement
We are always very grateful for the support we receive from volunteers who help to make our work possible. We are currently seeking to find volunteers to support the delivery of our cooking classes in the community. In return, you will gain practical experience through shadowing trained and experienced delivery staff and have access to training opportunities within Shoreditch Trust to further your own development.  

Hours: Minimum commitment of three sessions and induction workshop

Main tasks: As a volunteer, you’ll have a range of responsibilities, including:
• Assisting with transporting equipment to sessions;
• Purchasing ingredients for sessions;
• Setting up the venue including prepping furniture, equipment and ingredients as required;
• Welcoming participants;
• Assisting with delivery as required by the delivery team;
• Ensuring that the venue is kept tidy and safe through the session;
• Assisting with clean-up after the session ends.

Role description: You can download a role description here.

Contact: For more information or to express your interest in volunteering with us, please contact Katie Edmondson: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8505.

Shoreditch Trust Food for Life Admin Volunteer Placement
We are always very grateful for the support we receive from volunteers who help to make our work possible. We are currently seeking to find a volunteer to support the administrative aspects of our healthy eating programme, Food for Life. We will support you every step of the way, from helping you to hone your administrative skills to building your healthy eating knowledge. We will provide opportunities to gain additional skills and knowledge, including various training opportunities to support your development.

Hours: Ideally at least one day per week; mainly during office hours although there may be opportunities to assist at activities that take place in the evening or during weekends

Main tasks: As a volunteer, you’ll have a range of activities to keep you busy. You will be given the opportunity to directly support a project and fulfill key tasks relating to its administration including:
• Promoting our courses and activities, ensuring that people are aware of what’s available to them and how to sign up;
• Preparing material for our sessions;
• Helping to compile our monthly newsletter;
• Managing data that will help us to demonstrate the impact of our work;
• Overhauling our healthy recipe database: reviewing and formatting recipes, updating the templates and even trying them out at home.

Role description: You can download a role description here.

Contact: For more information or to express your interest in volunteering with us, please contact Katie Edmondson: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8505.

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Health Coaches

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Healthy Living Centre Team

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Venue and Events Front of House
Shoreditch Trust is an entrepreneurial charity based in East London that works with residents to support them to improve their health, wellbeing, social networks and opportunities.

We are seeking a personable multi-tasker to expand our Front of House team to support the work that we deliver at two of our social enterprise venues: The Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre and Waterhouse Restaurant.

Hours: Shift work – variable hours by rota. Working hours are allocated according to availability and we currently have shifts to fill during evenings and weekends as well as normal office hours. The role is therefore ideally suited to candidates who are able to work flexible hours.

Main tasks: Maintaining high standards of customer service and enabling the smooth operational running of both venues, acting as the first point of contact for customers and building users.

Role description: You can download a job description and personal specification here.

Personal specification: This is a varied role and is ideal for a people-person who can juggle multiple tasks while maintaining excellent customer service.

Education and Professional Qualifications
Desirable
• GCSE English & Maths or equivalent education, Grade C or above
• Emergency First Aid at Work and Fire Warden certificates
• Qualification relating to customer service

Experience
Essential
• At least one year’s experience of working a similar or relevant customer-facing role
• Experience of using booking systems
• Computer literate and very familiar with Word and Excel
• Handling personal details and managing confidential data

Desirable
• First Aid and Fire Warden training
• Using an online client booking system
• Personal licence holder
• Working or volunteering in a multi-cultural, community setting and/or charity
• Working or volunteering with young people and adults with additional needs

Knowledge, Skills and Aptitudes
• Confident and capable communicator with good spoken and written English
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent organiser and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Able to manage your time effectively and independently
• Able to work effectively and sensitively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
• Able to communicate effectively and sensitively with individuals who have physical or mental health needs or learning difficulties
• Able to communicate effectively with people who are troubled or in distress
• Able to maintain discretion and client confidentiality at all times
• Excellent attention to detail and able to input data with a high level of accuracy
• Able to be flexible and adaptable in potentially complex or challenging situations
• A strong in interest in and commitment to the aims and ethos of Shoreditch Trust
• IT literate with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

Wage: £9.75 per hour

Contact: For more information, please contact Fatima Aihoud: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria to info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk with the reference ‘VEFOH01’, accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. You can also post your application to:
Fatima Aihoud
Ref: VEFOH01
Shoreditch Trust
8 Orsman Road
London N1 5QJ

This job opportunity has a rolling deadline and you will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview.

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Volunteering Opportunities 
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Peace of Mind Team

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Smokefree Team

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There are not currently any vacancies in the Smokefree Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
NHS Community and Bilingual Stop Smoking Service - Stop Smoking Community Champion
Want to improve the health of friends, family and community? Volunteer as a Stop Smoking Community Champion with the NHS Community and Bilingual Stop Smoking Service in Hackney east London.

Hours: Three to four hours per week, variable timings.

Main tasks: Help promote the Stop Smoking Service at local events and festivals, talk to people on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, be a point of information for the project, provide support to participants, assist at training sessions for new Community Champions.

Role description: You can download the role description and person specification here.

Personal specification: Training is available four times per-year.
Essential: 
• You must be a non-smoker
• You will have a recognised standing or position in the local community
• An interest in local people and the issues that affect their lives
• Ability to influence others
• Good communication skills and keenness to interact face-to-face
• Enthusiasm about stopping smoking and keenness to share this with others
• Sensitive, non-judgemental and understanding of the need for confidentiality
• Willing to endorse and work with the key messages about the value of stopping smoking and the wider Smokefree Hackney initiative.

Contact: For more information, please contact Fred Agbah: fred@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8509.

To Apply,
 fill out the Application Form and send it to fred@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.
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Waterhouse Team

www.waterhouserestaurant.co.uk

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Kitchen Porter
Waterhouse restaurant prides itself on delivering friendly, efficient service. If you’re passionate about food and would like to work in a training restaurant that makes a real difference - this is the role is for you.

Hours: Shifts.

Main tasks: Cleaning the Restaurant, Kitchen and internal areas, assisting the kitchen and chef on duty, restaurant tasks.

Role description: You can download the job description here.

Personal specification:
Essential:
At least 12 months' experience as a Kitchen Porter
Dedicated and energetic attitude
Great communication skills.

Wage: £9.75 per hour

Contact:
 For more information, please contact Fatima Aihoud: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.

To apply, please send your CV to: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.

Venue and Events Front of House
Shoreditch Trust is an entrepreneurial charity based in East London that works with residents to support them to improve their health, wellbeing, social networks and opportunities.

We are seeking a personable multi-tasker to expand our Front of House team to support the work that we deliver at two of our social enterprise venues: The Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre and Waterhouse Restaurant.

Hours: Shift work – variable hours by rota. Working hours are allocated according to availability and we currently have shifts to fill during evenings and weekends as well as normal office hours. The role is therefore ideally suited to candidates who are able to work flexible hours.

Main tasks: Maintaining high standards of customer service and enabling the smooth operational running of both venues, acting as the first point of contact for customers and building users.

Role description: You can download a job description and personal specification here.

Personal specification: This is a varied role and is ideal for a people-person who can juggle multiple tasks while maintaining excellent customer service.

Education and Professional Qualifications
Desirable
• GCSE English & Maths or equivalent education, Grade C or above
• Emergency First Aid at Work and Fire Warden certificates
• Qualification relating to customer service

Experience
Essential
• At least one year’s experience of working a similar or relevant customer-facing role
• Experience of using booking systems
• Computer literate and very familiar with Word and Excel
• Handling personal details and managing confidential data

Desirable
• First Aid and Fire Warden training
• Using an online client booking system
• Personal licence holder
• Working or volunteering in a multi-cultural, community setting and/or charity
• Working or volunteering with young people and adults with additional needs

Knowledge, Skills and Aptitudes
• Confident and capable communicator with good spoken and written English
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent organiser and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Able to manage your time effectively and independently
• Able to work effectively and sensitively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
• Able to communicate effectively and sensitively with individuals who have physical or mental health needs or learning difficulties
• Able to communicate effectively with people who are troubled or in distress
• Able to maintain discretion and client confidentiality at all times
• Excellent attention to detail and able to input data with a high level of accuracy
• Able to be flexible and adaptable in potentially complex or challenging situations
• A strong in interest in and commitment to the aims and ethos of Shoreditch Trust
• IT literate with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

Wage: £9.75 per hour

Contact: For more information, please contact Fatima Aihoud: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria to info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk with the reference ‘VEFOH01’, accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. You can also post your application to:
Fatima Aihoud
Ref: VEFOH01
Shoreditch Trust
8 Orsman Road
London N1 5QJ

This job opportunity has a rolling deadline and you will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview.

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Volunteering Opportunities
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