Choysez – Bedlington
Salary 25,000 pa
Full or Part Time, Immediate Start
Choysez, an innovative and highly successful organisation based in Bedlington, is looking to add to our existing staff team. We are looking for an English teacher to join our staff team and help our young people work towards and achieve GCSE qualifications using the Edexcel framework. The position is for 35 hours per week but we would consider part time hours as well.
This position will be ideally suited to an experienced teacher looking to make a real difference with smaller groups of young people or a new teacher aiming to gain real experience in an alternative setting with hard to reach young people.
Working with young people as part of an exclusion or prevention programme we are looking for someone able to plan and deliver GCSE work with young people to help them achieve the goals on their individual learning plans.
The teacher will take direct responsibility for all of their timetabled classes and students. This will typically be in a group of 5 or less. They will utilise the quality assurance and student tracking processes that are used efficiently and effectively throughout Choysez and comply with the needs of monitoring bodies.
The teachers will support the Choysez leadership team on behavioural issues. They will also work closely with all other staff to ensure that Choysez is run effectively in line with all legal and best practice requirements and delivers fully to its stated aims, objectives and vision.
If you feel that you have the right experience and are interested in this position please contact Choysez on 01670 821515 to come and visit us or email your CV to us at admin@ choysez.org. Applications are being considered on an ongoing basis for immediate start. Please arrange your visit or return your CV to us as soon as possible.
Looking for a challenge? A rewarding way to spend your free time?
At Choysez our volunteers are invaluable. They provide crucial support to both the charity and our young people. If you are looking for a challenge and would like to make a difference to the lives of young people, please click here to view the application pack, and then download the volunteer application form and return, completed, by post.
Volunteers can now gain accredited awards for volunteering with us, please click here to find out more. We are particularly in need of the following volunteers:
Olivia was a student volunteer with us and has recently left to join a graduate programme. This is what she said about her time at Choysez:
‘My time at Choysez began in October as a work experience placement advertised through Newcastle University and ended as a part-time job in June.
In my role as a Marketing and Fundraising Assistant, I took part in a variety of tasks. In the beginning, I was mainly responsible for writing to supermarkets in the local area and large corporations in the hope that they might donate either vouchers or unwanted products to Choysez. Thankfully, after receiving no positive responses for a few months, I was given several vouchers and large donations of food by companies like Sacla and Discovery. I also had the opportunity to complete a “supermarket sweep” of Morrisons in Blyth thanks to their generous community champion.
As well as writing directly to corporations, I have successfully applied to two corporate funding schemes, the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund and the O2 Think Big project, receiving £300 each time. Other aspects of my role have included updating Choysez’s social media pages, researching trust funds in order to help the Fundraising and Marketing Officer make an application, researching and booking activities for the young people and contributing to the newsletter. I have also had the opportunity to help with the organisation of fundraising events held with our corporate partner, The White Stuff in Morpeth.
Overall, my experience at Choysez has been extremely positive. I have learnt a lot about the principles of fundraising and realised just how vital it is that people from all walks of life support charities. I have seen a different perspective of growing up in a disadvantaged, rural area and I now feel like my eyes have been fully opened to the need for centres such as Choysez.
Furthermore, the skills that I have developed throughout my time at Choysez have helped make me more employable. I am now a more confident writer, better at managing my time and more organised. I have really valued the independence I have been given at Choysez to pursue my projects at my own pace, with help and guidance when I have needed it.
I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at Choysez and would like to thank all the staff there for being so helpful and accommodating. Although my time here has come to an end, I will try to keep supporting Choysez in every possible way for as long as I can!’