Luton Culture is charitable Trust with a focus on heritage, arts, community development and learning. We provide Luton communities and our visitors with inspiring, educational and enjoyable cultural experiences. We do this by managing and animating our cultural venues which include museums, theatres, arts centre, gardens, libraries and community centres.
About the job
We have an exciting role within Luton Culture where you will be helping school children develop information handling and learning skills in order to raise educational attainment and create positive attitudes to lifelong learning.
You will be required to assist in providing a welcoming and supportive environment for children to do their homework and to support Homework Volunteers to help with this.
This role will be on Saturdays for 6.5 hours per week for 38 weeks per year, predominantly in term time. You will be required to work at Luton Central Library 10am-1pm, then half an hour for travel followed by working at Leagrave Library 2pm-5pm.
To be successful in this role you will need experience of working with children aged 6-13 and of Key Stages 1-3. You will need to deal politely and tactfully with a range of children and young people including dealing with homework enquiries and advising customers.
You will need to be literate, able to read and interpret information from printed and online sources. In addition, you will need to be able to record and report on homework sessions to help evaluate success.
You will be a good communicator and able to demonstrate an understanding of teaching methods for Mathematics and able to explain them to children. You will also be able to demonstrate information finding skills using books and online resources.
You will have the opportunity to develop on your already existing awareness and understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for target age group.
The ideal candidate will need an ICT qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience and be able to work Saturdays during the school term and some hours during the school holidays.
Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English
Interviews will take place week commencing 11.11.2019.
Luton Culture is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child and vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).