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Digital Trainer – position filled

If you have experience of training and supporting adults to learn, setting up activities in the community, or working in an education or community setting to support adults this exciting new project could be for you!

Share your digital skills with Richmond’s disabled residents to enable their digital inclusion and work towards reducing isolation.

Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification: Digital Trainer JD and PS

You will work alongside our existing Digital Trainer on our Connect to Tech project which started in April 2022. We have 2 existing sessions (Tuesday 1-3pm and Thurs 11am to 1pm) which you will co-facilitate as well as delivering other sessions in the community.

You will be working for an organisation of and for disabled people, working to improve access, choice, quality of life and independence for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas.

Position: Digital Trainer

Location: Teddington, TW11 8HT

Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 (pro rata) depending on experience, incl OLW

Hours: Part time, 14 to 21 hours per week.

Contract: 12-months with potential for extension

Annual Leave: 25 days leave plus bank holidays (Pro rata)

Closing date: 11pm on Tuesday 6th December 2022

Interview: will be held on an ongoing basis, please note we may close the position early if a suitable candidate is found.

About the Role

As Digital Trainer you will help design and facilitate IT support sessions for disabled people to learn basic and everyday IT skills and support them to learn skills which will help their independence and combat social isolation. The course will cover areas such as internet shopping, internet banking, using email, using communication applications such as Zoom or WhatsApp, while making people aware of cyber security and other potential risks.

You will need to motivate and inspire people to participate in IT courses, many of whom will have to overcome fears and barriers to engaging with everyday technology such as smart phones, IPad’s, laptops and virtual assistants (Alexa), as well as experiencing financial barriers, access needs and literacy issues.

You will create a supportive learning environment, taking into account individual learning needs and individual access needs.

You will work closely with our Digital Peer Group Officer who will run a weekly peer support club where people can continue their learning and support each other with learning new areas.

About You

You will have excellent communication skills with a background in facilitating groups or training.

You may have a qualification as a tutor/educator, e.g. an Award in Education and Training (AET) formerly known (PTLLS) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course and a background in IT training.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the project including adverting the project and recruiting participants, producing accessible learning materials, monitoring and evaluation of the.

Most importantly we want someone that can create a fun and friendly learning environment.

You will have excellent communication and IT skills, administrative skills and be fully competent on Microsoft applications. You will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

To apply

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter of up to 2 sides of A4 stating how you meet the Essential and Desirable criteria in Experience and Knowledge section of the Job description to [email protected].

Disabled Candidates

The charity is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer quality mark, meaning any disabled candidates that meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Please advise if have a disability or long-term health condition that you would like considering when you apply.

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