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Jobs and Volunteering

We are always on the lookout for people who are interested in joining our team. Please see a list of current opportunities below, and feel free to get in touch if you would like to be considered for future vacancies and volunteering opportunities: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8500.


“Thank you so much Abby for everything. It was a pleasure meeting you and all of the others, you all have made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. I will never forget this amazing experience with such good people like yourself, Temi and Lamar. I honestly cannot thank you all enough for all of the support you have already given me, it was and always will be a pleasure.”

- Zeynep Tonbul, Volunteer with the Finance Department, 2016

We currently have vacancies in the following teams:

Bump Buddies - Volunteer positions

Food for Life - Volunteer positions

Healthy Living Centre - Receptionist 

Smokefree - Volunteer positions

Waterhouse Restaurant - Kitchen Porter, Front of House.

 

Assets and Enterprises Team

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Volunteering Opportunities
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities in the Assets and Enterprises Team.

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Blue Marble Training Team

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There are not currently any vacancies in the Blue Marble Training Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities in the Blue Marble Training Team.

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Bump Buddies Team 

Jobs
There are not currently any vacancies in the Bump Buddies Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
Mentoring
Hours: Minimum of 4 hours per week, for at least 12 months.

Main tasks: We recruit women locally to become mentors to mothers-to-be who are struggling with some aspect(s) of pregnancy. Mentors provide advice, information and support to mothers-to-be, and are fully supported by our team at all times.

Role description: See our Mentoring page for more information.

Personal specification: Mentors are friendly and open minded, with an enthusiasm for being active in their communities, and offering support in a confidential and non-judgemental way. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and often speak more than one language.
Essential:
• Non–judgemental
• Reliable
• Good listener
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Committed to the development of others
• Willing to use own time on user’s behalf
• Discreet
• Able to respect confidentiality
• Open and self-aware
• Caring attitude
• Calm in difficult situations
• Good written skills
• Proficient in email communication
• Able to work independently.

Desirable:
• Experience of working in a team
• Has an understanding of the client group
• Well informed about Hackney and its services for families
• A mother.

To apply, please click here and complete the on-line application.

Contact: For more information, please contact Jane Lavelle: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8524.

Administrative Support
Hours: Minimum 4 hours per week, for at least 6 months.

Main tasks: Co-ordinating staff diaries and booking appointments, communicating with clients and professionals, maintaining spreadsheets.

Role description: You can download the role description here.

Personal specification:
Essential
• Good written, communication and administrative skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good organisational skills/ability to multi-task
• Proficient in ICT (Word, Excel)
• Experience of working in a team
• Good interpersonal skills
• Understanding the importance of confidentiality
• Able to work independently.

Desirable
• Good knowledge of Hackney and its services for families.

To apply, please click here and complete the on-line application.

Contact: For more information, please contact Jane Lavelle: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8524.

Strategic Support
Bump Buddies Steering Groups have been established to support our strategic aims to enhance our expertise and extend the programme's offer. Membership of the groups is open to those who have knowledge, skills and experience in relevant areas. 
Please contact Jaimie Persson to discuss this further: jaimie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8568.

Other Opportunities
If you have practical skills or knowledge that might help us in our programme’s aims we would love to hear from you: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8524.

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Communications Team 

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There are not currently any vacancies in the Communications Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities in the Communications Team.

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Core Team 

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There are not currently any vacancies in the Core Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities in the Core Team.

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Food for Life Team

Jobs
There are not currently any vacancies in the Food for Life Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
Administrative Support
Hours: Ideally one day per week.

Main tasks: Help with the day to day running of the programme, including contacting local residents, preparing the paperwork for sessions, revamping our healthy recipe database, assisting with promotional activities and helping us to build an evidence base to demonstrate the impact of our work. In the process, you'll gain knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and hone your administrative skills, as well as gathering valuable experience in a small and dynamic team.

Role description: You can download the role description here.

Personal specification: You'll receive plenty of support and guidance from the team for and you're bound to pick up plenty of healthy eating tips along the way too!
Essential:
• No previous experience is required.

Desirable:
• Interest in cooking and healthy eating
• Reasonable IT skills - confidence using Excel.

Contact: For more information, please contact Katie Edmondson: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8505.

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Healthy Living Centre Team 

Jobs 
Receptionist
Shoreditch Trust is an entrepreneurial charity working to reduce social and economic disadvantage in the London Borough of Hackney by supporting people to gain knowledge, skills and opportunities.

We are seeking to expand our pool of Receptionists to support the work that we deliver at our Healthy Living Centre.

Hours: Shift work – variable hours by rota. Working hours are allocated according to availability and we currently have shifts to fill during evenings and weekends as well as normal office hours. The role is therefore ideally suited for candidates who are able to work flexible hours.

Main tasks: Maintaining high standards of customer service, supporting new and existing clients to access the services available from the Healthy Living Centre and wider Shoreditch Trust programmes, ensuring the smooth and safe running of the Healthy Living Centre. As a Shoreditch Trust Receptionist, you will play a vital role in enabling local residents to access the support that we provide and helping our programmes to reach those most in need.

Role description: You can download a job description and personal specification here.

Personal specification: This is a varied role and is ideal for a people person who can juggle multiple tasks while maintaining excellent customer service. 
Essential: 
• At least one year’s experience of working a similar or relevant customer-facing role 
• Working or volunteering in a multi-cultural, community setting 
• Managing and being responsible for bookings 
• Handling personal details and managing confidential data.

Desirable: 
• GCSE English & Maths or equivalent education, Grade C or above 
• Emergency First Aid at Work and Fire Warden certificates 
• Qualification relating to customer service 
• Using an online client booking system 
• Working or volunteering in a small team 
• Working or volunteering with adults with physical or mental health needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Aptitudes: 
• Confident and capable communicator with good spoken and written English 
• Excellent customer care skills with the ability to be respectful and non-judgemental in all dealings with clients and professionals delivering/referring to services 
• Able to work effectively and sensitively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds 
• Able to communicate effectively and sensitively with individuals who have physical or mental health needs or learning difficulties 
• Able to communicate effectively with people who are troubled or in distress 
• Able to maintain discretion and client confidentiality at all times 
• Knowledge of at least one other language relevant to the area 
• Excellent organiser and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously 
• Able to manage your time effectively and independently 
• Excellent attention to detail and able to input data with a high level of accuracy 
• Able to be flexible and adaptable in potentially complex or challenging situations 
• A strong in interest in and commitment to the aims and ethos of Shoreditch Trust 
• IT literate with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

Wage: £8 per hour.

Contact: For more information, please contact Fatima Aihoud: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk with the reference ‘HLC01’, accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. You can also post your application to:

Fatima Aihoud 
Ref: HLC01 
Shoreditch Trust 
8 Orsman Road 
London N1 5QJ

This job opportunity has a rolling deadline and you will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview.
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Volunteering Opportunities 
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities in the Healthy Living Centre Team.

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Peace of Mind Team

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Smokefree Team

Jobs
There are not currently any vacancies in the Smokefree Team.

Volunteering Opportunities
NHS Community and Bilingual Stop Smoking Service - Stop Smoking Community Champion
Want to improve the health of friends, family and community? Volunteer as a Stop Smoking Community Champion with the NHS Community and Bilingual Stop Smoking Service in Hackney east London.

Hours: Three to four hours per week, variable timings.

Main tasks: Help promote the Stop Smoking Service at local events and festivals, talk to people on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, be a point of information for the project, provide support to participants, assist at training sessions for new Community Champions.

Role description: You can download the role description and person specification here.

Personal specification: Training is available four times per-year.
Essential: 
• You must be a non-smoker
• You will have a recognised standing or position in the local community
• An interest in local people and the issues that affect their lives
• Ability to influence others
• Good communication skills and keenness to interact face-to-face
• Enthusiasm about stopping smoking and keenness to share this with others
• Sensitive, non-judgemental and understanding of the need for confidentiality
• Willing to endorse and work with the key messages about the value of stopping smoking and the wider Smokefree Hackney initiative.

Contact: For more information, please contact Fred Agbah: fred@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8509.

To Apply,
 fill out the Application Form and send it to fred@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.
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Waterhouse Team

www.waterhouserestaurant.co.uk

Jobs
Kitchen Porter
Waterhouse restaurant prides itself on delivering friendly, efficient service. If you’re passionate about food and would like to work in a training restaurant that makes a real difference - this is the role is for you.

Hours: Shifts.

Main tasks: Cleaning the Restaurant, Kitchen and internal areas, assisting the kitchen and chef on duty, restaurant tasks.

Role description: You can download the job description here.

Personal specification:
Essential:
At least 12 months' experience as a Kitchen Porter
Dedicated and energetic attitude
Great communication skills.

Wage: £7.50 per hour.

Contact: For more information, please contact Fatima Aihoud: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.

To apply, please send your CV to: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.

Waterhouse Front of House Floor Staff
Waterhouse Restaurant is one of the area's hidden gems and a great place to come for breakfast, lunch or private functions. Waterhouse offers visitors a unique dining experience with a deliciously tempting yet ethical menu featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. The canal side restaurant is host to Shoreditch Trust's Blue Marble Training Programme, providing opportunities for young adults to access careers in food.

If you’re passionate about food, energetic and would love to work in a stunning location – this is the role for you.

Hours: Shifts.

Main tasks: Taking orders, serving customers, ensuring the restaurant areas are presentable and clean.

Personal specification:
Essential:
Minimum 1 years’ experience in a customer facing role
Experience of using booking systems
Computer literate and very familiar with word and excel.

Desirable:
Personal Licence holder
First Aid and Fire Warden training
Experience of working with young people, perhaps in a college or community setting
Working history of working with people with additional needs, perhaps in a school or community setting and/or charity.

Wage: £8 per hour.

Contact: For more information, please contact info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.

To apply, please send a CV, Equal Opportunities Form and cover letter describing how your skills/experience match our requirements to info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.
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Volunteering Opportunities
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities in the Waterhouse Team.

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