Recruitment: Textiles Tutor


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Textile Tutor Role


Textile Tutor Sessional Worker

One session per week (£45 per 3-hour session on a self-employed basis)

We are recruiting for a creative and flexible Textile Tutor to deliver a robust weekly training session, every Tuesday morning, to vulnerable adults who are keen to learn more about working with textile material (tartan) and equipment, within a group setting at the Grassmarket Community Project.

The Grassmarket Community Project is an award-winning social enterprise providing a unique blend of support and nurture for our members to help them reconnect and fulfil their potential.

One part of the organisation is the ‘Grassmarket Tartan’ social enterprise, which designs, makes and sells Tartan products to help support the organisation’s ‘Members Group Activity Programme’.

The Textile Tutor’s rate of pay will be £15 per hour. The post is financed by the ‘European Social Fund’ (‘Social Economy Growth Fund’), through the ‘GRAFT Project’.

The Textile Tutor’s main aim will be to enable the growth of participant’s self-esteem and sense of achievement and belonging through the teaching of basic textile, creative design and sewing skills.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Develop a rapport and therapeutic learning relationship with all group participants (members)
• Design and deliver an accessible textile course syllabus (non-accredited and accredited)
• Work with vulnerable adults with a wide range of learning abilities in a group setting
• Identify and meet each participant’s diverse learning, support and training needs
• Actively encourage and develop member commitment and engagement with learning
• Keep an accurate record of skills learned by each member

Person Specification:
• Extensive experience of group facilitation in a community/adult education setting
• Extensive experience of delivering textile training (non-accredited and accredited)
• Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of textile skills teaching methods and product design
• Excellent textile, communication, problem solving, creative and empathetic skills
• Passionate in supporting individual’s learning of working with textiles, specifically tartan

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, setting out how you fit the above person specification and why you are the ideal candidate for this post, to [email protected]

Applications will be accepted up to Friday 14th December 2018

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