TRUSTEE VACANCY – (Volunteer)
The Settlement is looking for two new TRUSTEES. We would prefer one with understanding of the legal advice world and a second with understanding and experience of audit processes (also to join Audit & Risk Committee) but would be willing to consider different skills and experience. Experience and/or understanding of the world of adult education is desirable. We particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented amongst our trustees.
Full details are available from the Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications, to be received by 4 June 2013, will be treated in confidence.
Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling
The Mary Ward Centre offers high quality adult education and community services, covering the areas of Arts, Crafts, Social Sciences, ESOL, Computing, Business, Music, Languages, Health & Social Care, Humanities and Writing & Publishing. In 2004 it was awarded Beacon College status by the DfES, and was the first adult education college in the country to have this distinction. The Centre is housed in two interconnecting listed Georgian houses overlooking Queen Square. The atmosphere of the Centre is relaxed, friendly and purposeful. Students come from all walks of life, and their education, work and life experience varies enormously. Many students do not have English as their first language.
Counselling at the Mary Ward Centre
Our Counselling sectionis a central part of the Humanities & Human Sciences curriculum offer, and we have a vacancy for a new tutor to help teach on the first year of our Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling course, starting in September 2013. The course runs on Tuesdays for three terms, with some additional weekend workshops which form a compulsory element of the course.
The tutor will be expected to:
- Take responsibility, in conjunction with the course co-ordinator, for planning the course, including a mixture of theory, skills work and experiential learning, within the framework of Centre policy and practice
- Assist the course co-ordinator with student recruitment onto the course
- Teach the course, including facilitating a personal development group and community meetings.
- Act in a reliable and professional manner at all times.
- Devise methods of working which suit all students.
- Evaluate the students’ skills, theoretical work, participation in group, and prepare students to submit work for external assessment.
- Assess student progress throughout the course and give feedback to students, including marking written essays.
- Evaluate his/her work in order to provide a basis for future development.
- Carry out administrative tasks as required (for example, record-keeping, supervision of book-box and end-of-course evaluation).
- Attend occasional staff and team meetings and demonstrate a commitment to in-service training.
- Offer advice and support to students wishing to progress to future training or work.
- Conform to all requirements and regulations of the validating body, and participate fully in the processes of internal and external verification, including attendance (when necessary) at standardisation and moderation meetings.
The successful applicant will:
Be currently in practice as a counsellor, with at least 3 years’ experience.
- Be accredited as a counsellor with the BACP, or registered with the UKCP.
- Have proven experience in adult education, or relevant experience in leading groups of adults, and experience of preparing students for external assessment.
- Have a recognised qualification in teaching adults, or be committed to acquiring the appropriate qualification within the specified timeframe.
- Know how to structure and plan a course, and know how to assess students’ work.
- Have specific teaching skills, including mixed level teaching, and good communication skills.
- Be prepared to reflect on and improve their own teaching practice
- Demonstrate understanding of the ethos of adult education.
- Have a commitment to the Centre’s Equal Opportunities policy which is stated below:
The Mary Ward Centre is committed to providing an adult education service which offers equality of opportunity. We believe that all people have a right to an adult education service which promotes social justice and is free from unfair discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to opposing discrimination both in the delivery of our adult education service and in our recruitment and employment practices.
Rate of Pay: The current standard rate of hourly pay for all Mary Ward tutors is £27.81 (pending annual pay award), although this does increase with a recognised teaching qualification.
How to Apply
Application forms are available from Mandy Yu (email@example.com, 0207 269 6023). Interviews will take place on Friday May 31st 2013.
Please send in your completed application form, including the supporting statement saying how you meet each of the points listed in the Person Specification, by Monday May 20th 2013.
Further information is available from Cecelia Jarvis, who can be contacted on Cecelia.Jarvis@marywardcentre.ac.uk