JOB OPPORTUNITY: Digital Inclusion Trainer, Richmond AID – apply by 25 May 2022

Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience inc OLW

21 hours per week with potential for job share and flexible working

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

In this post you will help design and facilitate a series of courses 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 courses will cover areas such as internet shopping, internet banking, using email, using communication applications such as Zoom or WhatsApp, whilst also 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 also run a weekly peer support club where people can continue their learning and support each other with learning new areas.

You will need excellent communication skills with a background in facilitating groups or training. You may have a qualification as a tutor/educator, eg. Award in Education and Training course (formerly Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and a background in IT training.

Additionally, you’ll have excellent IT skills, administrative skills and be fully competent on Microsoft applications, plus the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

This is a 12 month contract with potential for extension.

The closing date for applications is 11pm on 25 May 2022.

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis and recruitment may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

For full details, visit the Richmond AID website.