Learning Facilitator

To apply for this job please visit www.the-sse.org.

Salary: Starting £22,895 (depending on skills and experience) + 5% pension

Hours: 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week), typical office hours 9am-5am or 10am-6pm.

Annual leave: 25 days pro-rata

Contract: Fixed Term October 2020 – March 2023

Flexibility: Occasional evening / weekend work and travel within the UK may be needed, especially where support is required by the SSE Network

Location: Bristol

The purpose of this role is to facilitate active, participatory and inclusive learning to support our delivery for the South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES) project. You will work with our lead learning manager and pool of experts to facilitate short courses, workshops and one to one support for start-up and established social entrepreneurs in South Bristol.

 

About the School for Social Entrepreneurs

We can’t fix issues like poverty, climate change and ill-health alone. That’s why the School for Social Entrepreneurs exists. SSE helps 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. It runs courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference. But it is not a traditional school. Learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible. SSE supports people in others ways too, such as funding and mentoring. Lord Michael Young founded SSE as a charity in 1997, and it’s grown to a network of schools across the UK, Canada and India. Together, SSE is changing lives and transforming communities.

SSE is currently delivering a UK-wide five-year learning programme in 12 UK locations with the support of Lloyds Banking Group and Big Lottery Fund, and a national learning programme for community businesses in partnership with Power to Change. SSE also has strategic partnerships with corporates such as PwC, Linklaters, RSA Group and others as well as funding partnerships with trusts and foundations including Lloyds Bank Foundation. We also generate earned income through selling places on our short courses and workshops.

SSE is a vibrant organisation; we work entrepreneurially and are committed to providing quality learning opportunities for social entrepreneurs, community businesses and social sector leaders. Working here is engaging, exciting and demanding. If you are someone who enjoys creating solutions and contributing your ideas you’ll enjoy how we work.

SSE is a partner in South Bristol Enterprise Enterprise Support Project (SBES). SBES will deliver tailored advice, coaching and grants to individuals and businesses across South Bristol; primarily targeting the South Bristol Regeneration Area, including industrial and development sites on the south western periphery (as defined in the South Bristol Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) Strategy).

Our role within the partnership is to support start up and established social entrepreneurs through short courses, workshops and one to one support.

This role will be based in Bristol, and there will be a project office located in South Bristol, where this role will ultimately be based. It is likely that this role will appointed before the project office is available, so you will need to be able to work from home or from the co-working space at the Engine Shed for the first few months.  The project is being managed by the SSE Dartington team.

 

About the role

Purpose

The purpose of this role is to facilitate active, participatory and inclusive learning to support our delivery for the South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES) project. You will work with our Lead Learning Manager and pool of experts to facilitate short courses, workshops and one to one support for start-up and established social entrepreneurs in South Bristol

You will succeed in the role if you believe in the potential of social entrepreneurship to create social change, and are willing to work collaboratively as part of a fun yet focused team.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the Lead Learning Manager to plan and facilitate learning experiences which are active, participatory and inclusive.
  • Liaising with speakers, presenters and other stakeholders to build positive relationships and ensure deliverables are met.
  • Working with the SSE Dartington team to recruit students and assess student applications.
  • Providing students with one to one support as part of their learning journey.
  • Working with the office team at SSE Dartington to ensure course administration runs smoothly and reporting requirements are met.
  • This list can never be exhaustive but covers most of the work you’ll be doing. What it can’t replace is talent, initiative and a commitment to creating fantastic learning experiences.

 

Key relationships

The post-holder will report to the Business Manager at the SSE Dartington, and will work closely with the Lead Learning Manager, Marketing Associate (based in Bristol) and Programme Administrator.

 

Person specification

Essential

  • Facilitation skills for active, participatory and inclusive learning.
  • Ability to work with a diverse cohort
  • Ability to support individual participants on their learning journey, particularly those who are experiencing multiple barriers or challenges.
  • Knowledge of the social enterprise sector and the issues experienced by social entrepreneurs and aspiring social entrepreneurs.
  • A systematic approach to course administration.
  • Ability to establish and sustain effective working relationships with programme contributors, colleagues and project partners.

 

Desirable

  • Experience of facilitating and working with groups.
  • Experience of setting up and developing or managing a project, organisation or business with social purpose, including; fundraising and project development.
  • Understanding and awareness of issues affecting the social enterprise or charity sector
  • Knowledge of the challenges and requirements for social sector organisations scaling and replicating
  • Relevant training e.g. in coaching, facilitation or business support.

 

Personal attributes

  • A commitment to student-centred learning and an interest and belief in the capacity of individuals to create change and that their effectiveness can be increased through appropriate support and development.
  • An enthusiasm and ability to learn quickly about a range of subjects relevant to the SSE, from social enterprise to community business, to sector specific themes such as environment or employment support.
  • Drive, focus and good judgement.
  • Able to model transparent, open and informal behaviour with our students
  • Enthusiasm and interest around social entrepreneurship.
  • Commitment to on-going personal development and training.
  • Resourceful, adaptable and confident to be yourself.
  • Willingness to work flexibly as regards working hours and methods

Key details

 

Salary:                        Starting £22,895 (depending on skills and experience) + 5% pension

Hours:                        0.8 FTE (28 hours per week), typical office hours 9am-5am or 10am-6pm.

Annual leave:            25 days pro-rata

Contract:                    Fixed Term October 2020 – March 2023

Flexibility:                  Occasional evening / weekend work and travel within the UK may be needed, especially where support is required by the SSE Network

Location:                    Bristol

 

We are likely to be taking on a shared office space in South Bristol for the duration of this project, but do not yet know exactly where this will be located.

 

To apply

 

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter (both of which should be no more than two sides of A4) answering the following questions:

1. What attracted you to apply for this role?

2. Why would you be an excellent ‘Learning Facilitator’ for SSE?

Please use no more than 800 words total to answer these questions.

Please send your application to recruitment@sse.org.uk by midday on Thursday 17th September and title your email ‘SBES Learning Facilitator Application’.

 Interviews will be held on in the week commencing 28th September 2020.  Depending on the outcomes of the first interviews we may hold second interviews.

Unfortunately due to our limited capacity we are unable to provide feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview.

SSE is committed to eliminating discrimination and actively encouraging diversity amongst our workforce by developing a staff team that mirrors the rich diversity found in our student population.

 We will not discriminate with reference to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, marital status or disability.  

  

Diversity Monitoring

SSE is committed to eliminating discrimination and actively encouraging diversity amongst our workforce and board by developing a team that mirrors the rich diversity found in our student population.

We will not discriminate with reference to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, marital status or disability.  

To offer equal opportunities, prevent discrimination and support under-represented groups we encourage applicants to complete our online Diversity Monitoring form at https://surveyhero.com/c/55420f9a

The information on this form will be used for monitoring purposes only and will play no part in the recruitment process. All questions are optional. You are not obliged to answer any of these questions but the more information you supply, the more effective our monitoring will be.

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018, the information you provide will be held confidentially and can only be used if you give us your consent.

As part of any recruitment process, SSE collects and processes personal data relating to job and volunteer applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. Our data protection policy can be found here: https://www.the-sse.org/your-data/

 

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

As part of any recruitment process, SSE collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

What information does SSE collect?

SSE collects a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process; and
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK;

SSE collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.

SSE will also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers.  We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).

Why does the organisation process personal data?

SSE needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.

In some cases, SSE needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, we are required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

SSE has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment, and decide to whom to offer a job. SSE may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

For some roles, SSE is obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where the organisation seeks this information, it does so because it is necessary for us to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

SSE will not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied.

Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team and interviewers involved in the recruitment process.

We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. SSE will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.

SSE will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does SSE protect data?

SSE takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does SSE keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, SSE will hold your data on file for 12 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period your data is deleted or destroyed.

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.

 

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require SSE to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require SSE to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask SSE to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override SSE’s legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact office@sse.org.uk. If you believe that SSE has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to SSE during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

Data controller: School for Social Entrepreneurs, 2nd Floor, 139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ

Reg. Charity in England & Wales (1085465)

HR Data Protection Contact: Helen Moules helen.moules@sse.org.uk

020 7089 9120